Linux in the news
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See also: last week's Distributions page.
CalderaA new version of the OpenLinux 1.3 "HackPak" has been released. This one has a new util-linux package which fixes some problems found in earlier releases, particularly reported NFS mounting problems.
XFree86 184.108.40.206 w/ TrueType support RPMS are the latest gift from Andrew McRory to the Caldera user base. You can find them here.
The OpenLinux Useability Project is new, just being started by Troy Will. The goals of the project are to improve the useability of OpenLinux. For more details, check out Troy's announcement. Note that this is not a Caldera project.
DebianA belated press release for Debian 2.1 is now available in both German and English.
The integrated SGML environment of Debian is the topic of this press release. Debian's innovative SGML subsystem positions Debian as a premier platform for SGML and XML developers, offering a complete working toolset for documenters and markup programmers with no manual setup required.
Want to convert? A HOWTO on converting from Red Hat to Debian has apparently been around for a while. No reboot required!
The Debian Weekly News is the place to find even more detailed reports on the Debian project. Here is this week's edition.
Red HatRed Hat 5.2 on a Thinkpad 770X. Bill Mair has put up his website with information from his installation of Red Hat 5.2 onto his Thinkpad.
SlackwareSlackware 4.0.0-beta is now available. Remember, last week's announcement was for the "pre-beta", for the truly brave. This week's version is only "beta". Changes from last week include a kernel upgrade to Linux 2.2.5, a fix for the installation from a hard drive, and various other upgrades and patches. For complete information, check the change logs, now provided from Slackware.com, so that a glut of ftp users won't keep you from finding the latest information.
SuSEThe SuSE security page has been updated to include an advisory on an XFree86 hole (also mentioned in the Security Section.
Section Editor: Liz Coolbaugh
April 1, 1999