Linux in the news
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See also: last week's Distributions page.
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.
Caldera OpenLinuxThe 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 LinuxCorel 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/LinuxDebian 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-MandrakeMandrakeSoft 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.
LinuxPPCAbiWord 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 LinuxRed 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 LinuxStorm Linux 2000 released Stormix Technologies has announced the release of Storm Linux 2000, a value-added version of the Debian distribution.
SuSE LinuxSuSE 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.
TurboLinuxPC 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