Letters

Readers sound off.
Love the MUD

In the October 2001 issue Marcel turned me on to that delectable project called ALICE. In his article, he gave notice of an age old net entertainment called MUDs. I want to thank Marcel in cooking up such fine recipes in the past, and for adding a bit of MUD seasoning to his cuisine.

MUD games and Linux fit together hand in hand. Ask a few of the local geeks in the office, such as Alan Cox or Illiad, what a MUD is. Graphical games are greatly enjoyed, but you just can't beat sitting down and role playing or hacking up your best bud through a text-based interface. Huzzah Marcel and LJ! Perhaps Monsieur François has a MUD pie recipe, no?

—Calvin “Kyndig” Ellis

Errata

The October 2001 issue of Linux Journal stated (on page 44):

Since then, universities like Berkeley and companies like VA Linux have developed efficient software packages for cluster monitoring and have made them open source. We use a node-cloning package called SystemImager from VA Linux (www.valinux.com) to do software upgrades.

I would like to make the clarification that SystemImager was actually created and developed by yours truly, Brian Finley. VA Linux did release a version of my software, as did SGI, in a similar way that Red Hat and SuSE release their versions of Linux. Current and future official releases of SystemImager are available at systemimager.org.

—Brian Finley brian@systemimager.org

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