Comment of the Fortnight
27 August 1999
Along with the obligatory folks dressed up in penguin suits,
there were many exhibitors with great freebies.
Here are just a few that attracted
One of the more interesting products was from a place called
The Linux Store, which offers
the PIA Plus computer. PIA stands for Personal Internet Appliance;
it comes with Linux, Netscape® and WordPerfect® installed
and includes, among other things, 32 MB RAM, 40x CD-ROM,
10/100MB ethernet connection, 333 MHz Celerontm for
$299.00. This isn't an endorsement!
It just sounded interesting.
Corel has WordPerfect for Linux; they gave away free pads of
notepaper and copies of the software. The notepads are great,
but the CD didn't install. :-(
- Alpha Processor,
A mini-manual, Linux for Dummies, by John "maddog" Hall.
A CD containing their SHELF software; a tool for building
utilities and applications.
- Various Distributions
I was able to pick up Linux distribution discs for:
I upgraded to RedHat 6.0, and may have some things to say about it
in a future comment-of-the-fortnight.
Lots of freebies! A really nice carry bag, a dust brush for
the screen, and a fortune cookie.
Extra: Music Review - Django Reinhardt
Yes, I had heard of guitarist Django Reinhardt, but I must be one of the
last people in this sector of the galaxy to have actually heard a recording
of his music. In case you haven't heard his stuff yet,
I highly recommend The Gold Collection a CD of Django Reinhardt
and Stéphane Grappelli performances. The CD is Fine Tune 2217-2;
they are located at:
#150, 1997 N. Olden Ext.
Trenton, NJ 08618, USA