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LJ Index—September 2001
  1. Percentage of computers that have been kicked or mauled by their users: 25

  2. Size in billions of dollars of Microsoft's cash hoard, as of May, 2001: 30

  3. Rate in billions of dollars/month at which Microsoft's cash hoard is growing: 1

  4. Percentage increase in Microsoft's stock price in 2001 through May 30: 62

  5. Number of possible simultaneous conversations possible when Marconi made his first xmission: 1

  6. Number possible now, in trillions: 1

  7. Years in which this number doubles: 2.5

  8. Number of square kilometers of land in the world: 148,940,000

  9. Number of simultaneous conversations per square kilometer: 6,714

  10. Number of pages Google finds containing the phrase “open source”: 1,930,000

  11. Number of pages Google finds containing the phrase “free software”: 1,150,000

  12. Number of pages Google finds containing the phrase “Eric Raymond”: 26,100

  13. Number of pages Google finds containing the phrase “Eric S. Raymond”: 30,100

  14. Number of pages Google finds containing the phrase “Richard Stallman”: 54,300

  15. Number of pages Google finds containing the phrase “Richard M. Stallman”: 11,600

  16. Number of pages Google finds containing the phrase “Copyleft”: 176,000

  17. Number of pages Google finds containing the phrase “GNU/Linux”: 446,000

  18. Number of pages Google finds containing the word “Linux”: 26,500,000

  19. Linux shipments as a percentage of all server shipments in Q3 2000, according to Gartner: 9

  20. Linux as a percentage of the total server market, according to IDC: 27

  21. Percentage of respondents who say they are already using Linux, according to AllNetResearch: 39

  22. Percent IBM Linux revenue growth: 128

  23. Percent revenue increase for Linux shipments from 1999-2000: 28

  24. Projected Linux server installed base in 2005: 21,006,000

Sources:
  • 1: Wired News

  • 2-4: TIME Magazine

  • 5-7: Martin Cooper, CEO, ArrayComm and inventor of the mobile phone

  • 8: CIA World Factbook

  • 9: mathematics

  • 10-18: Google, June 11, 2001

  • 19: Gartner Group

  • 20: International Data Corp.

  • 21: Internet.com

  • 22: IBM

  • 23-24: International Data Corp.

## _A_Lug's_Life_ - (c)Dave Edwards
<amoamasam@sympatico.ca> 2001
_Minutes of the General Meeting of FOOLUG (Formerly
the Oxbridge and Orford Linux Users Group)[1],
Aug. 2 2001_
Convened and brought to order at 7:05PM by Joseph
Liebe, meeting coordinator, in room 110 Brandt College.
Present:
   Joseph Liebe, meeting coordinator
   the board of directors--
      George H. Walker, President
      Ravi Singh, Vice-President
      Christina Howe, Treasurer
      Rick Joiner, Secretary
   and 43 members.
   1. o _Linux Can Conquer Cancer_ (LC3)
        presentation by Mike Kelly, followed by
        Q&A = 40 m.
   2. o _Introduction to XFree86 and X11R6, Part XIV_
        by Ewen = 3 m.
   3. o General open Q&A = 20m
Motion Raised:
   o by Alf Tupper
   o that the 3 Tux plush dolls received by FOOLUG
     from Eazel(r) (with the "Eazel(r)
     Forever" logo on their chests) with
     the sample CDROMs be distributed as prizes to
     the top finishers of FOOLUG's Code Wars
     2001.
   o seconded by John Combe,
     top finisher in FOOLUG's Code Wars.
   o put to show of hands
   o carried
      o Christina inquired re the whereabouts of the
        Eazel(r) Tuxes
      o minutes of March meeting of FOOLUG board of
        directors consulted
         o "Eazel(r) Tuxes entrusted to
           Christina"
      o # find / -name 'Eazel(r) Tuxes'
Meeting adjourned @ 8:30PM
20-odd members adjourned to local for FOOLUG Beerswill
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Re: Tux took a hike
Date: Mon. 11 June 2001 19:48:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mal Tremblenc <mtrem@xxx.xxx>
To: foolug@lists.foolug.lug
Reply to: foolug@lists.foolug.lug
On 07-June-2001 Christina Howe wrote:
<snip>
> the Tuxes must have been swiped somewhere between
> the end of the March meeting and the end of the
> beerswill, I can't remember.
Yah, I believe that. ;)
> But I want them back.  They're practically
> collectors items—like the Spruce Goose or
> something like that.  So whoever took them, please
Only penguins, and smaller, and not as sprucey.
> return them.  I've arranged with the staff at
> Brandt College for the reception people to accept a
> package an hour before the July meeting, no
> questions asked.  That's fair, isn't it?
> Give someone else a chance at them.  Not
> *everything's* free, you know.  Most directly,
> the thing you do is theft.
<snip>
Hmmm.  That rings a bell.  Anyway, do like the lady
says. I want mine.
Mal.
--
It is always easier to ask forgiveness than it is to
get permission.
++--++--++--++
Re: Tux took a hike
Date: Mon. 11 June 2001 19:51:34 (EDT)
From: Justin E. Cohen <jec@xxx.xxx>
To: foolug@lists.foolug.lug
Reply to: foolug@lists.foolug.lug
On 07-June-2001 Mal Tremblenc <mtrem@xxx.xxx> wrote:
8<
> > Not *everything's* free, you know.  Most
> > directly, the thing you do is theft.
> <snip>
> Hmmm.  That rings a bell.  Anyway, do like the lady
> says. I want mine.
Me too.
Justin.
++--++--++--++
_________________________________
[1]This new name was chosen by majority rule at the
meeting of May 3, 2001, after the townships of
Oxbridge and Orford were merged into the new
Municipality of Orbridge, as a compromise in order to
please both sides of a divisive flame-war.
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