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PracTCL Programming Tips

Stephen Uhler Issue #16, August 1995 This month, we inaugurate a bimonthly column for Tcl/Tk programmers. Stephen Uhler will cover some useful but perhaps poorly-known or poorly-understood features of the Tcl language and the Tk windowing toolkit. For those new to the Tcl language, the name of this column might be confusing: Tcl is pronounced “tickle”. This column will be ...

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Linux Programing Hints – Prototyping Algorithms in Perl

Jim Shapiro Issue #16, August 1995 Perl is often considered a scripting language for systems administrators. Jim demonstrates that it is useful to applications and scientific programmers as well—as a prototyping tool. If you are like many Linux users you may have heard of Perl, but have been reluctant to learn another language. This was my situation several months ago. ...

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The Linux File System Standard Garrett D’Amore

Garrett D’Amore Issue #15, July 1995 The Linux File System Standard, abbreviated FSSTND, is important to more than gurus. In this artile, Garrett explains how it has worked behind the scenes to make life easier for all Linux users. Many of us in the Linux community have come to take for granted the existence of great books on Linux like ...

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Interview: Orest Zborowski

Phil Hughes Issue #15, July 1995 On April 25, over a sushi lunch, Phil Hughes interviewed Orest Zborowski, the person who wrote X-Windows to Linux. Phil: I would like to get a little background on you. Orest: I grew up in Connecticut and then got a degree from Duke in North Carolina. I had a dual major in Electrical Engineering ...

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Caldera and Corsair

LJ Staff Issue #14, June 1995 Who is Caldera, and what is Corsair, really? Many conflicting rumors about Novell’s “Corsair” project have been floating about the Internet. Recently, there have been sensationalized stories that Ray Noorda, formerly the President and Chief Executive of Novell, is backing a company called Caldera to use the “Corsair” technology to take Microsoft on head-to-head. ...

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Interview with Mark Bolzern

Linux Journal Staff Issue #14, June 1995 Mark Bolzern talks about a recent trip spent promoting Linux and Flagship, the product he sells for Linux and other Unix-like systems. Mark Bolzern is the President of WorkGroup Solutions, Inc, a company selling the FlagShip CA-Clipper language product, and is also a board member of Linux International. When we heard that he ...

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Linux at COMDEX/Fall

Mark Bolzern Issue #14, June 1995 Linux International, Linux Journal, and WorkGroup Solutions have arranged for Linux to have a major presence there. But, there is a problem. We need help. This show is bigger than any of us. COMDEX/Fall is America’s largest computer trade show. It usually has 200,000 attendees, and worldwide is second in size only to CeBit ...

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Linux at the UW Computer Fair

LJ Staff Issue #14, June 1995 This year, our booth was one of the most popular booths. On March 15 and 16, 1995, the University of Washington had its twenty-first annual Computer Fair in Seattle. In 1973 it was called the Terminal Fair because, after all, people couldn’t afford computers back then. Now this has grown to an event with ...

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Linus Torvalds Receives Award

LJ Staff Issue #13, May 1995 The First Annual “Excellence in Programming” Awards Presented by Dr. Dobb’s Journal San Francisco, February 16, 1995—In conjuction with its 20th year of publication, Dr. Dobb’s Journal magazine honored outstanding achievement in the field of computer programming by hosting the first annual “Excellence in Programming” awards at the Software Development `95 conference. Awards were ...

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A New Project or a GNU Project?

Mark Bolzern Issue #13, May 1995 How old is Linux? The Linux project was started about four years ago, but the Linux distributions are really far more than four years old. Linux is the product of many years of hard work. Everyone knows that the Linux operating system was created from scratch about four years ago, right? Actually, while the ...

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