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PCQuest Magazine, a leading computer magazine based in India has released their Linux issue for the fourth year in a row. This year's issue includes a cover CD with Red Hat 5.2, all updates up to early February, an up-to-date version of KDE (again, to early-February), and a comprehensive post-installation script that handles getting KDE setup, DNS setup and more. It sounds great and should do a lot to improving the considerable presence of Linux in India. Here is a comprehensive description of the product, along with its new focus on reaching the corporate world.
CalderaCaldera has reaffirmed their support for the LSB. This editorial, a position paper really, is worth a look.
DebianSo the big news for the week, unfortunately, is that Debian 2.1 did not make the March 2nd release, in spite of the banners displayed on our site. A security hole in procmail, an upgrade problem for laptops and some other minor issues required another, hopefully brief, postponement. The schedule is back on for March 9th.
The announcement of Linux Hardware Solutions support for the Debian Project, which covered the donation of a fabulous server for Debian use, mentioned co-location services provided at the Mindspring Enterprises' data center in Atlanta, Georgia. We hear that this connection "totally rocks", providing 100mbit bandwidth with a connection to 5 T3s. This isn't official information from Mindspring, but they've got a lot of people out there that strongly appreciate what they are doing. Perhaps a more official press release will be seen in the future.
As we mentioned on the front page, the Debian folks at LinuxWorld have been great, providing a nice place for Liz to stash and recharge her laptop. It's been fun getting to meet so many of you!
SuSEOver 100,000 copies of SuSE Linux 6.0 were sold in Germany in the first eight weeks after delivery began. Alexander Stohr forwarded his translation of the German announcement, which also apologized for the delays in delivery that resulted from the unexpected popularity.
March 4, 1999