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Caldera Presents Openlinux 64 Release 3.1 for Intel Itanium Processor-Based Systems. Caldera International, Inc. announced the availability of OpenLinux(R)64 Release 3.1.
Debian. The Debian Weekly News for October 30th, 2001 includes MPEG in a Console; the next Debian conference; some feedback from RMS; and more.
More news can be found in the latest edition (#112) of Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd. Topics include: Paving The Way For Diskless Hurd, Video Memory Access From OSKit-mach, and much more.
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter - Issue #17. The Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter for October 30, 2001 covers the availability of Mandrake Linux 8.1 boxes, as well as ML 8.1 for Itanium, a possible ML 8.1 Gamers Edition, and much more.
Slackware. Slackware fans may be interested in knowing that SlackPack v0.2.1 and v0.2.1a were released this week. Version 0.2.1 includes major feature enhancements. Version 0.2.1a is a minor bugfix release.
SuSE Linux. SuSE Linux 7.3 now shipping! Look for the latest version of SuSE in retail outlets. See below for a review of SuSE Linux 7.3 Professional.
Minor Distribution updates
2-Disk Xwindow System . The 2-Disk Xwindow System made some minor feature enhancements to its 1.0rc050 version, and released v1.0 on October 25, 2001. This product has some licensing restrictions, but is free for use.
Astaro Security Linux. Astaro Security Linux released version 2.014 on October 30. Bugs in the HTTP Proxy ActiveX Filter were squashed. Also problems with icon display in the HTTP Proxy FTP utility were fixed.
Redmond Linux. Redmond Linux build 41b has been released.
Sorcerer GNU Linux. Sorcerer GNU Linux v.20011026 has the 2.4.13 kernel. With version 20011030, the menu driven installer supports installing SGL onto ext2, reiserfs, and now ext3 filesystems.
Trustix Secure Linux. The TSL team is running a survey to find out how people are using TSL. So help them out, and help yourself to a better TSL by taking a minute to fill it out.
Mandrake Linux 8.1 Reviewed (Linux.com). Linux.com takes a look at Mandrake Linux 8.1. "Among some of the new installation options is the choice of several new file systems during disk partitioning. ReiserFS, ext3 and JFS are all easily implemented during installation. These new file systems provide incredible stability and security with almost no data fragmentation. Users are also given the option to install several different languages in addition to his or her primary language."
SuSE Linux Professional 7.3 Review (FirstLinux). FirstLinux takes a look at SuSE Linux Professional 7.3. "SuSE Linux Professional 7.3 is an excellent distribution and comes with our strongest recommendation for anyone who has ever installed Linux before. As the Professional edition has so much software, a Linux newbie may feel overwhelmed by the choice on offer; for this reason we recommend that a Linux beginner try the Personal edition first."
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol
November 1, 2001