Leading items and editorials: Debian slink security updates, one
more time, LWN Penguin Gallery updated, Microsoft buys into Corel,
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"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
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