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Linux Weekly News for October 5, 2000

Oct 05, 2000, 08:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

Leading items and editorials: Debian slink security updates, one more time, LWN Penguin Gallery updated, Microsoft buys into Corel, Eric Raymond on the SDMI boycott, Embedded Systems Conference summary, Open Source as ESS and The Atlanta Linux Showcase starts October 10.

"Debian slink security updates, one more time. As LWN has been reporting over the last few weeks, the Debian project has decided to terminate support for its 2.1 ("slink") release. Regular updates are already a thing of the past, while security-related updates will go away as of the end of October. Given that 2.2 has been out for less than two months, this termination of support seems rather abrupt to many...."

"LWN Penguin Gallery updated. After way too long, we've finally gotten around to updating the LWN Penguin Gallery. We're up to 275 unique penguins at this point, and still counting...."

"Microsoft buys into Corel. The folks at Corel have gained some substantial relief in their battle to save the company. Here is the announcement that Corel and Microsoft have entered into an alliance to work together on ".NET". This is no ordinary alliance, though, since Microsoft is buying almost 25% of the company in the process...."

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