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Please note that security updates from the various distributions are covered in the security section.

DLD to be "rolled in" to Red Hat Linux. It would appear that Red Hat has acquired the German distributor Delix, with the result that its "DLD" distribution will be "merged" into Red Hat. Thanks to Michael Fengler, who pointed us to this page (in German) on redhat.de offering support to DLD customers; Michael has also nicely sent us an English translation.

Also available is this press release (also in German) from Delix. Here's the Babelfish link for that one; reading it is easier once you realize that Babelfish translates "Red Hat" as "talk."

Caldera OpenLinux

The OpenLinux 2.3 Getting Started Guide is available from Caldera Systems' web site. They have recently added a version in PDF format.

The Caldera OpenLinux Installation and Configuration Handbook has gotten a number of positive reviews among Caldera users. We at LWN have not read it ourselves, but we have seen a number of testamonials; the technical editing was done by Kurt Wall at Caldera Systems. Here's the Amazon link for those who are interested.

Corel Linux

Corel pleased by CNET's survey. Corel has put out this press release about CNET's survey of Linux distributions - and, in particular, about Corel's position at the top of that survey.

Debian GNU/Linux

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1r4 has been released, see the announcement for more. This is the last minute "Y2K and security fixes" release.

The Debian Project Leader election is coming due. However, Project Secretary Darren Benham has posted this noteproposing to defer the beginning of the process until after the holiday season. His current plan is to call for nominations on January 9.

The Debian Weekly News for December 14 is out; it is a special, two-week edition. It covers the topics above, and many other things.

Linux-Mandrake

MandrakeSoft announces Y2K compliance. They pushed it toward the end, but MandrakeSoft has announced that Linux-Mandrake 6.1 is fully year-2000 compliant.

Linux-Mandrake needs internationalization help. MandrakeSoft is looking for people to help with the internationalization of the distribution - especially in Georgian, Armenian, Vietnamese and Occitan.

LinuxPPC

AbiWord binaries available. The folks at AbiSource have announced that AbiWord is now available in binary (as well as source) form for the LinuxPPC distribution.

Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Linux in Sun's online store. Sun Microsystems has announced that it will start selling the Sparc version of Red Hat Linux via its SunStore site. Sun has not yet reached the point of selling Linux-installed systems, but they may get there...

Storm Linux

Storm Linux 2000 released Stormix Technologies has announced the release of Storm Linux 2000, a value-added version of the Debian distribution.

SuSE Linux

SuSE 6.3 is available by FTP - finally. SuSE has taken a bit of grief from some of its users for being slow in getting new distributions onto the FTP server... Users should complain no more for now, the 6.3 distribution is now available from ftp.suse.com. Most people, however, will have better luck looking on one of their mirror sites.

Comments on SuSE 6.3 seem to be quite positive. Here's a review posted by one happy user.

TurboLinux

PC Week ran this article about IPO plans over at TurboLinux. "With regard to rumors of TurboLinux being a possible takeover target by SCO or Sun Microsystems Inc., Lonn Johnson, TurboLinux vice president of marketing, jokingly commented that TurboLinux was planning on 'buying out Sun and HP in the coming year.'"

Section Editor: Liz Coolbaugh


December 16, 1999

Please note that not every distribution will show up every week. Only distributions with recent news to report will be listed.


Leading
Caldera OpenLinux
Debian GNU/Linux
Linux-Mandrake
Red Hat
Slackware
SuSE
TurboLinux

Also well-known
ASPLinux
Best Linux
Conectiva Linux
e-smith
Kondara MNU/Linux
Progeny
Rock Linux

Non-technical desktop
easyLinux
Icepack Linux
Independence
LibraNet
Redmond Linux
WinSlack

Education
Boston University
kmLinux
LinuxFromScratch
OpenClassroom
Red Escolar

General Purpose
Alzza Linux
aXon Linux
Bad Penguin Linux
BearOps
Black Cat Linux
BluePoint Linux
BYO Linux
CAEN Linux
Cafe Linux
ChainSaw Linux
Circle MUDLinux
cLIeNUX
Complete Linux
Console Linux
Corel Linux
CRUX
Darkstar Linux
DLite
easyLinux
Elfstone Linux
ESware Linux
Eurielec Linux
eXecutive Linux
Fried Chicken
FTOSX
FullPliant
Gentoo
Go!Linux
HA Linux
Halloween Linux
HispaFuentes
IceLinux
Ivrix
ix86 Linux
J-LINUX
JBLinux
Jurix
KRUD
KSI-Linux
Lanthan Linux
Laonux
LASER5
Leetnux
Linpus Linux
Linux Cyrillic Edition
Linux MLD
LinuxOne OS
LinuxPPP
Linux Pro Plus
Linux-SIS
LNX System
LoopLinux
LSD
Lute Linux
MageNet
Mastodon
MaxOS
minilinux
MSC.Linux
nmrcOS
NoMad Linux
Omoikane GNU/Linux
PingOO Linux
Plamo Linux
PLD
Project Ballantain
PROSA
Rabid Squirrel
Repairlix
Root Linux
Scrudgeware
Serial Terminal
Sorcerer
spyLinux
Stampede
Stataboware
TechLinux
TimeSys Linux/RT
Tom Linux
Trinux
Turkuaz
Ute-Linux
VA-enhanced Red Hat
Vine Linux
Virtual Linux
WholeLinux
WinLinux 2000
XTeamLinux
ZipSpeak

Country-specific
Argentina
GNU/Linux Ututo
Britain
Definite Linux
Eridani
China
COSIX
Red Flag
France
Linux/MNIS
Italy
LinuxEspresso
Madeinlinux
Vedova
Spain
Linux Esware
Thailand
Kaiwal Linux
Thai Linux Extension

Related Projects
Chinese Linux Extension

Historical (Non-active)
Dualix
Gentus
Giotto
MCC Interim Linux
OS2000
Storm Linux
Yggdrasil

 

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