Canadian software firm Libranet says that sluggish CD sales of its Linux distribution has forced it to reduce the staff and resources dedicated to its Debian Hurd-based Linux distribution. The company says it has no plans to drop its distribution, and and promises a new release will be forthcoming. From the announcement, posted at LinuxToday: "The release of the 2.4 kernel, KDE 2 and XFree86 4 was expected
to help bring about a substantial exodus from Microsoft, but this
has yet to happen. We think the number of GNU/Linux users will
continue to increase, although slowly. We hope that the world
will realize that there is a better alternative to Microsoft."
October 4, 2001