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DebianRon McNab, VP and General Manager of Corel Computer, wrote a letter of thanks to the Debian Group, congraulating them on the port of Debian to the Netwinder. Debian has done an excellent job, so now people using the Netwinder will have a choice of distributions. However, the letter made no comment on Corel's decision to partner with Red Hat and ship Red Hat CDs for the Netwinder.
The Debian Alpha group finally has a working version of dpkg, which should help their efforts tremendously.
The design of the apt GUI has changed. Here is the new design text, for those that want to check it out.
Red HatRed Hat has split up their FTP site into four separate sites. Contributed stuff has been split off from the rest, but the nicest thing is that the updates have their own site. That should make getting those security fixes easier.
SlackwareStefan Laudat noticed a /tmp race problem with in.pop3d in Slackware 3.5. However, a followup note from Patrick Volkerding showed how he tested the vulnerability and came to the conclusion that, despite appearances, there is no vulnerability.
S.u.S.E.For any of you that missed it, S.u.S.E.'s Office Suite '99 did arrive in time for the Atlanta Linux Showcase, so if you're waiting for yours, it should be showing up soon.
S.u.S.E. has issued a statement on how it is handling Y2K issues. S.u.S.E. Linux systems since version 5.2 have tested successfully with system dates after the year 2000.
October 29, 1998