LinuxPPC 2000 will be released Thursday. It offers a bootable CD-ROM and a new graphical installer that boots “as much as four times faster” and an option to directly boot into Linux (bypassing the Mac OS) as well as graphical disk partitioning utility, a new Gnome desktop GUI software direct from Helix Code, Mac OS runtime software (Mac-on-Linux), and Red Hat 6.1/LinuxPPC Developer Release 1.1 packages. From MacNN, MacInTouch, and slashdot.

Shuttle thruster problem may cut short mapping of Earth. From Yahoo News, CNN.

The Nine Continents of the Internet. From Jon Katz at slashdot.

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