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See also: last week's Distributions page.
Please note that security updates from the various distributions are covered in the security section.
TINY Linux. TINY Linux is another mini-distribution with a specific target audience: people with older, slower computers. Although small, it is a full distribution, built to install off of multiple floppies, a necessity for many older machines. It already supports English, French, German and Spanish. "As long as your machine can bear it, you can run all available Linux applications on it."
Please note that TINY is at the 0.01 development level, so it is not at all considered production quality yet. However, if you like it, they are likely to appreciate the feedback and any assistance they might receive. A bit more information can be found via the Freshmeat Appindex.
Best LinuxBest Linux English Beta Information. Best Linux T-1, a beta version of the popular Finnish distribution with added support for English is now available as an ISO image as well as via free CDs.
CalderaCaldera case studies wanted. A journalist has posted a call for OpenLinux users who would be willing to be interviewed for an article about the system.
Debian GNU/LinuxDebian Weekly News. The Debian Weekly News is back, after a brief holiday hiatus. Choosing to model after us even more than just the name (yes, Joey, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ...), they have put together their own Debian 1999 Timeline, tracking the most important stories of 1999 from the Debian perspective.
The schedule for the freeze is currently set for January 2nd, 2000, and another bug-squashing party is being planned.
On a different note, it has been confirmed that Quake will be packaged for Debian, now that its source is free, but note that Debian mirrors in some countries may face problems mirroring this package, and other similar "violent" games, that have been banned.
On the GNU/HURD front, it seems one British company is now offering machines with GNU/HURD preinstalled ...
Linux-MandrakeThe Linux-Mandrake demo and tutorial center. Linux-Mandrake has opened up its new Demo and Tutorial Center. It will be populated with lots of information on how to work with Linux-Mandrake; the initial entries include a tour of the KDE desktop and a look at the Mandrake update utility.
LinuxPPCLinuxPower interviews LinuxPPC. LinuxPower did an interview with Jeff Carr and Jason Hass of LinuxPPC. "When the operation behind selling the discs became more taxing, Jeff incorporated the company and we started linuxppc.com. We're still trying to separate ourselves from .org. It's a slow and painful process of cell division, basically."
muLinuxmuLinux V7r6. muLinux V7r6 (codename "Montalcino") has been announced. This is a single floppy distribution, useable as a rescue disk or for demonstrating Linux, and with add-ons available, such as X, ext support, gcc, etc.
Slackware LinuxSlackware Weekly Report. From a quick peek at the Slackware Changelogs, it looks like the only activity this week was a minor patch to openvt and a Y2K fix to the sc package.
SuSE LinuxSuSE-FAQ. Lenz Grimmer's SuSE-FAQ has been updated. It has an excellent SuSE timeline which talks about when SuSE originally shipped SLS, then Slackware and eventually developed its own distribution, based on Florian LaRoche's Jurix distribution (see right-hand column for related links).
Yellow Dog LinuxA special edition of Yellow Dog Linux entitled "Tasty Morsels" has been announced. It includes Champion Server 1.1 and all errata updates.
Section Editor: Liz Coolbaugh
December 30, 1999