Linux in the news
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News and Editorials
Whither Progeny?. Progeny Linux Systems has stopped development on Linux NOW and stopped publishing Progeny Linux, but the company remains viable. In this interview with Progeny president Steven Schafer on OSNews, Steve talks about the challenges of running a Linux distribution business, and Progeny's commitment to the Debian Project.
What can you tell us about Progeny's plans to continue promoting Debian and make it a more viable platform for commercial users.
EnGarde Secure Professional. Guardian Digital has announced the release of EnGarde Secure Professional Linux, the "enterprise" version of the EnGarde distribution. This version is oriented around providing secure network services; it also features web-based administration and access to the Guardian Digital Secure Network.
Also in the announcement is the "EnGarde Secure Workgroup Suite," which provides WebMail, VPN, and Windows domain controller support.
More counting. There has been a trend lately (at least in this page) to rate the popularity of various Linux distributions. Mandrake forum has an article with that theme. "So, measuered by "recent interest of writers", there RedHat, Debian, and SuSE rank almost equal, closely followed by Mandrake. Once more, Mandrake shows that it managed to "grow up" and become one of "top 4" in very short time: Mandrake share on the web doubles when only last 6 months are taken in accounts compared to the "all times" results!"
SuSE 7.3 in the news. SuSE has announced the availability of SuSE Linux 7.3 via FTP. Be sure to look at the list of mirror sites.
PowerPC users need wait no longer: SuSE has announced that its 7.3 distribution is now available for that platform.
Here are some reviews of SuSE 7.3:
Debian News. Here's a freeze update. This is the last week for uploads of base packages.
The Debian Weekly News for November 14 is out. Covered topics include better keywords to help people find the Debian packages they need, SourceForge, and whether documentation licensed under the GNU FDL is free enough for Debian.
Mandrake Linux. Updates have been released for procmail, gnupg, and mktemp.
Red Hat. Bugfix advisories:
Turbolinux 7 To Power IBM NetVista Thin Clients. Turbolinux announced that IBM's new NetVista N2200 Thin Client Linux Express and IBM's newest, most powerful thin client, the N70 will be deployed with the Turbolinux 7 operating system.
Minor Distribution updates
ClumpOS. ClumpOS, a CD-based mini-distribution, released R4 on November 14.
Devil-Linux. Devil-Linux v0.5 beta3 has been released. This version uses version 2.4.14 of the Linux kernel and includes lots more updates and additions.
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol
November 22, 2001