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CalderaThe first reports from users with Caldera 1.3 in hand are trickling in. First problem report, 1.3 ships with one floppy and two CDs. That means that no modules diskette (with support for proprietary-bus CDROMS, SCSIs, etc) is included. This has been brought to Caldera's attention and they are now working rapidly to get instructions for making modules diskettes posted to their website and added to the release errata.
DebianThe planned slink freeze date is October 16th, and so far, all reports are good for the alpha distribution to be included with the freeze.
This note from Mikolaj J. Habryn is a good overview of an upcoming issue for Linux, the chown and lchown issue. The addition of lchown(2) to Linux 2.1.X has been mentioned in our kernel columns, but this message reports back the impact of this inclusion on an actual Linux distribution and how Debian decided to handle the matter.
MkLinuxA Generic-03 Kernel/Server Pair has been announced. This is a combination of a mach kernel and a matching linux server.
Red HatFor any INN fans out there, don't look for INN 2.0 in Red Hat 5.2. Apparently the transition to 2.0 is rocky enough to disquality it for addition to a release intended to improve stability, not experiment with new toys.
S.u.S.E.The S.u.S.E. FAQ has been officially released. Check it out for information on S.u.S.E. Linux, Linux in general and particularly the S.u.S.E. support database, which is provided as a free service to the Internet community. This editor has found this database of good service recently, and therefore can certainly recommend it ...
Some problem reports are drifting in from people trying to order S.u.S.E. products in the U.S. and running into difficulties. We contacted S.u.S.E. and they have just switched "fulfillment" houses and are bringing on additional staff to help with the incredible load of orders that they are now getting. They are confident that they will be able to resolve the problems fairly soon.
In addition, they confirmed that Office Suite 99, with the new version of Applixware, should start shipping next week, on schedule.
October 8, 1998