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CalderaFor those who have been waiting for the Caldera update script that can upgrade from Caldera 1.1 directly to the new 1.3, the script is now available.
DebianApt 0.1.7 has been released. The announcement covers the changes in the new version, which seem to primarily include issues with the stdc++ library and fixes for a glitch in file URI handling.
The Spanish magazine "Linux Actual" is featuring three articles on Debian GNU/Linux. No on-line versions are currently available. For more information, see the Debian announcement.
Compaq has donated a nice Alpha system to the Debian Project. We're sure it will quickly be put to good use.
The Debian freeze took place on schedule. Sounds like the party was a lot of fun. You can find some "Favorite Quotes from the Party" at the same site that held the freeze countdown.
MandrakeThe latest news from Mandrake includes an update to the Linux-Mandrake website, the planned release of the Official Linux Mandrake Guide, a Russian edition, and much more. Perhaps most importantly, they will be quickly moving to found a commercial entity. They are still looking for more people who wish to participate. Check their news for more information.
Red HatThe Red Hat Secure Web Server 2.0 just won the NetWorld+Interop Data Communications/LanTimes Network Applications Category of the Best of Show awards, according to our sources at Red Hat.
Alan Cox fans may want to check out his latest editorial for linux.org.uk.
S.u.S.E.S.u.S.E. will be running two booths at the Atlanta Linux Showcase starting today. They plan a fairly large presence and will be demonstrating both the base S.u.S.E. distribution and the Office Suite 99 package. They are hoping to have received the first set of Office Suite 99 CDs by our press time, but no confirmation has come in as of yet.
S.u.S.E. now has available packages for Qt-1.41 and KDE 1.0 linked against the new version of Qt.
DragonLinuxOur attention was drawn this week to the "Dragon Linux" distribution. Dragon Linux's niche is that it is a very small (25MB) system which installs via UMSDOS on top of a running DOS system. The Dragon Linux page has all the information and downloads.
October 22, 1998