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Linux without pictures?!?

Linux-2.2Pinguin
Who needs Linux pictures for a webpage? You find a big collection of penguins at http://www.gigaperls.org/linux/ and different animated banners for your homepage with linux themes at http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/%7Econradp/ banners/index.html. There are many gifs for all possible themes, and all for free.
At http://www.plomus.dk/linux/world.html you are able to have a look into the future. You see how Linux will control the world in 2002.

May I introduce:
THE MASTER

Linus Torvalds has his own homepage at http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/%7Etorvalds/, where he presents himself and his daughter (nickname: Linus v2.0). Additional he generously offers his telephone number, e-mail- and snail-mail-address. Now every linux user knows where he should send a present or at least a post card at christmas. But do not spam his mail box with support-questions about linux. He has better things to do. 
He earns his money at the company Transmeta, where they allegedly work on a processor that will be a concurrence-product to the CPU of Intel. But you find more rumors than information. The homepage of Transmeta does not offer an answer, neither. 

I do not believe... Do you?

Who believes in the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence is able to help searching. The Seti-Institut, that records radio waves coming out of the never-ending universe, wants to use the united force of the internet to analyze the signals. The institute does not have the necessary computer power to analyze all data and they are searching for interested users. The name of the project is [email protected]. The algorithm is included in a screen saver and only runs if you do not use your PC. As a gratitude you get information about the analyzed data e.g. from where in the sky it was recorded and more. Via internet the result will be transmitted back to the server. You are able to download the program from [email protected] But the Linux-version has no screensaver included, it is just a console program.

A box learns to speak

Sprechmaschine
Since a long time it has been a dream that a machine learns to speak. Wolfgang von Kempelens talks about the development from the first speaking box to the computer generated syntheses of speak at http://www.ling.su.se/staff/ hartmut/kempln.htm. Although there has been a big progress with voice recognition the artificial voice does not sound much better. A new workstation produces the same bad pronunciation like my 10 years old Commodore Amiga 500.
 
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