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note-7190253Mark Bolzern

Mark is President and CEO of LinuxMall.com, a director at Linux International, on the advisory councils of the Linux Professional Institute and the Linux Business Expo. He has a long history of involvement with the Open Source community, and is considered one of the « Original Linux People. » He is also one of the organizers of the Linux Business Expo and other Linux community activities. He appears frequently as an op/ed guest of industry publications and is a frequent public speaker on the subject of open systems and Linux.

note-7190253Shane Collinge

Part computer programmer, part cartoonist, part Mars Bar. At night, he runs around in a pair of colorful tights fighting criminals. During the day… well, he just runs around. He eats when he’s hungry and sleeps when he’s sleepy.

note-7190253Fernando Correa and Luis Strano

Fernando is a computer analyst just about to finish his graduation at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Now, he has built with his staff the best Linux Portal in Brazil and have further plans to improve services and content for their Internet users.

Luis is a 17-year-old student in Sao Paulo and a volunteer in this section at OLinux.

note-7190253Sean Lamb

I’m currently working on completing my BS degree in Computer Science at Lakeland College (begun earlier at the University of California, Riverside). I’ve been involved in computer support for the past 6 years, via phone, fax, and email, and I have created documentation for use by end users (some articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base) and other support staff (published in-house as either individual documents or on the support intranet), and I contributed some chapters to « Special Edition Using KDE » from Que publishing (now in print). I have done some application development on MS-DOS platforms and have begun developing a pair of applications for my Linux box. I am currently employed as a software developer working in C++ with Informix on a mix of Linux and AIX servers. When I’m not playing with or writing about Linux, I can usually be found working on my model railroad.

note-7190253Ben Okopnik

A cyberjack-of-all-trades, Ben wanders the world in his 38′ sailboat, building networks and hacking on hardware and software whenever he runs out of cruising money. He’s been playing and working with computers since the Elder Days (anybody remember the Elf II?), and isn’t about to stop any time soon.

note-7190253Ben Okopnik

A cyberjack-of-all-trades, Ben wanders the world in his 38′ sailboat, building networks and hacking on hardware and software whenever he runs out of cruising money. He’s been playing and working with computers since the Elder Days (anybody remember the Elf II?), and isn’t about to stop any time soon.

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note-7190253Mike Orr

Mike is the Editor of the Linux Gazette. You can read what he has to say in the Back Page column in this issue. He has been a Linux enthusiast since 1991 and a Debian user since 1995. He is SSC’s web technical coordinator, which means he gets to write a lot of Python scripts. Non-computer interests include ska/oi! music and the international language Esperanto.

note-7190253Pramode C.E and Gopakumar C.E

Pramode works as a teacher and programmer while Gopakumar is an engineering student who likes to play with Linux and electronic circuits.

Next month Linux Gazette will have a new Editor: Jason Kroll. Jason is the Technical Editor for Linux Journal, so you may know him from his product reviews and Stupid Programming Tricks column. He is a strong supporter/activist for free software, and I predict he is going to have a lot of fun running the Gazette. Especially considering the enthusiasm of its readers and contributors, as I have always commented.

I will continue to work on technical aspects of SSC’s web sites, which means writing more web applications in Python, such as the LG Discussion forums unveiled last month. (What do you guys think of them, by the way?)

Next month, Jason and I will be working together to produce the May issue. The following month, he’ll be on his own, because I’ll be on VACATION in England and Scotland, and not turning on a computer at all if I can help it!

The following quote was sent to me by a coworker.

The classically minded among us may have noted a new TV ad for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer e-mail program which uses the musical theme of the « Confutatis Maledictis » from Mozart’s Requiem.

« Where do you want to go today? » is the cheery line on the screen. Meanwhile, the chorus sings « Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis. »

This translates to « The damned and accursed are convicted to the flames of hell. »

Good to know that Microsoft has done its research.

Thanks for sending in your articles and 2-cent tips. Remember: don’t just use Linux this month, have fun with it!

Michael Orr
Editor, Linux Gazette, gazette@ssc.com

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Published in Issue 52 of Linux Gazette, April 2000

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