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SILUG: Happy birthday
Today marks the eighth anniversary of the first meeting of the
Southern Illinois Linux Users Group. In those eight years, Linux has
come a long way. In 1994, Linux was mostly still a toy, but it was
starting to become a useful system. Since then, it has evolved into a
niche server, then a general-purpose low-end server, to a
vendor-supported server, a Wall Street phenomenon, and now it is
slowly but surely turning into the death of commercial Unix, as well
as a mainstream desktop operating system.
Who would have thought even, say, 4 years ago that IBM would be Linux
mainframes? Who could have guessed that Linux would one day be the OS
of choice for one of the most user-friendly computing devices ever
(the TiVo). And then there is the Zaurus, Yopy, Agenda...
Anyway, in honor of the occasion, I'm taking a celebratory day off on
Saturday, and everyone is invited to join me. :-) See the first news
item on the web site for details, and be sure to contact me if you are
email@example.com | Southern Illinois Linux Users Group
(618)398-7360 | See web site for meeting details.
Steven Pritchard | http://www.silug.org/
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