Linux in the news
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See also: last week's Distributions page.
CCLinuxAnother micro Linux, CCLinux fits on a single floppy and is already up and running the latest version of the Linux kernel, 2.2.9. This is a bare bones distribution, using GNU tools, for people that don't want or need a lot of hand-holding.
ConnectivaConnectiva Linux, a Brazilian distribution based on Red Hat, will be launching a Spanish-language version at the upcoming Comdex show in Argentina. [Thanks to Cesar A. K. Grossmann].
DebianSPI has achieved non-profit status. Software in the Public Interest (SPI) is the legal organization that holds money and assets in trust for the Debian developers. The new legal status means that gifts and monies given to SPI for the support and development of Debian are tax-deductible, at least on US income tax reports. That can only mean good news for Debian fund raising efforts.
The Debian Weekly News for this week is available. It contains comments about Debian's presence at the Linux Expo, developments in configuration management and more and more packages, both for Debian and Debian JP (the Japanese version).
Definite LinuxNew updates now part of Definite Linux include the wu-ftpd security updates from Red Hat and the latest releases of pgp4pine, gnupg and samba. Check out the Definite Linux website for more details.
Kha0s LinuxSelf-described as still in fetal-development, Kha0s Linux is a distribution intended to focus on creating the most secure Linux environment possible. [Thanks to Bill Cory].
MandrakeMandrake 6.0 has been announced, self-dubbed ""The User-Friendly Linux Distribution", which makes fairly clear how they plan on differentiating themselves from Red Hat. Mandrake has also been optimized for Pentium processors, claiming 5-30% speed improvements as a result. The version of KDE 1.1.1 included has Mandrake-specific customizations, providing a pre-configured desktop for new Linux users.
Red HatRed Hat has released a new set of install images which fix a number of problems that people have encountered with the 6.0 distribution.
They have also put out a new Sparc kernel package which fixes a number of the stability problems users have been seeing on that platform.
IBM DB2 UDB V6.1, announced last week, works on Red Hat Linux 6.0, resolving the problem we previously reported with IBM DB2 UDB 5.2. [Thanks to Knut Stolze]
Section Editor: Liz Coolbaugh
June 3, 1999