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Subject: [aclug-L] Free Linux Installation plans
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 14 Oct 1998 21:34:37 -0500
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Hello everyone,

As you know, there has been some desire to have another free Linux
installation yet this fall/winter, and I've been shooting for a date
sometime right after Thanksgiving, since it does look like we have
sufficient interest.  However, you might be interested in the below
note, which indicates that Debian 2.1 will be released right at about
that time.  Among other enhancements, that version will have a
graphical package management tool.  I do not want to install software
on people's machines that may be out-of-date in weeks or even days.
I'll keep a close eye on the progress of the release, and I'll make
sure to post an announcement here and to aclug-announce at least a
week (hopefully 2 or 3) before any free Linux installation.  Part of
the problem depends upon when new CDs become available as well.

-- John

-- forwarded message --

Debian GNU/Linux
Slink Freeze and IRC Party
October 14, 1998

>> News 

  The Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 'Slink' Freeze will take place on Friday, October 
16 1998 at 0:00 GMT. There will be an IRC party on (also channel #debian starting two hours before the event on 
Thursday, October 15 at 22:00 UTC.  Please join us for the festivities!

The 'Freeze Time' in other time zones:

        in Austrailia: at 10:00 AM ACT on Friday Oct 16
        in Europe:      at 0:00 midnight UTC on Friday Oct 16
        in America:     at 8:00 PM EDT on Thursday Oct 15
                           5:00 PM PDT

There is also a live countdown page at

The release of Slink is scheduled for late November 1998. 

>> About Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.
It is maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer 
their time and effort.

Linux kernel based operating systems are POSIX based, freely distributable, 
and includes features such as true multitasking, virtual memory, shared 
libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP networking, and 
other features consistent with Unix-type systems.  It is used by individuals 
and organizations worldwide.

>> Contact Information 

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Contact 
<press@xxxxxxxxxx> or visit the Debian homepage at <>.

Nils Lohner                             E-Mail: lohner@xxxxxxxxxx
Debian Press Contact                    Press:  press@xxxxxxxxxx

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