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UnixReview.com: Examining Caldera's Linux Technology Preview

Sep 24, 2000, 21:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emmett Dulaney)

"If you are a Linux developer or aficionado, you may want to get the Linux Technology Preview from Caldera as soon as possible. The good news is that it is priced under $20 and now comes with a $20 rebate, making shipping your only cost. The bad news (remember, this is a preview) is that you will need to avoid installing it on a production machine." "What other vendors would call a "beta" version, Caldera has deemed the "Linux Technology Preview." The Linux Technology Preview (LTP) is more than a snapshot of the next operating system to come from Caldera; it is a glimpse of things to come in all of Linux. The strongest feature of LTP is that it is built on the new 2.4 kernel. It also includes the latest Java development tools and C++ compilers. Other features include:"

  • KDE 2.0 preview
  • glibc2.1.91
  • CD of the source code for those adventurous enough to tinker
"Before doing any installation or ordering, however, check the errata sheet to make certain your system will work correctly with this OS. A version of the errata sheet is included on the installation CD, but an updated version can be found on the Web (see the URL at the end of this article). Among the things you will learn from the errata is that StarOffice 5.2 will not run, and that there are issues with lizardx (the configuration utility)."

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