Infrastructure Linux News for May 31, 2001
Enterprise Linux Today: MandrakeSoft Announces Linux-Mandrake on Itanium (May 31, 2001, 23:30)
"Bull and MandrakeSoft today announced that as a result of a
successful technological collaboration in the area of Intel Itanium
architecture, MandrakeSoft is making a beta version of its
award-winning Linux-Mandrake operating system for Itanium-based
servers available for immediate download..."
Linux Weekly News for May 31, 2001 (May 31, 2001, 22:15)
Leading items and editorials: Linux costs less to insure,
auditing of free software, IPFilter followup, and Linux TV's.
Yahoo!/ZDNet: Why 2001 is not the 'Year of the Penguin' (May 31, 2001, 20:19)
Goodness. This guest columnist, a self-described "Linux
enthusiast" and "realist" offers that Linux isn't suited to end
users because its multi-user nature is too confusing for the
"grocery list and e-mail" set, and won't go anywhere with
businesses because it lacks applications and could involve
excessive retraining time.
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: gnupg (May 31, 2001, 16:12)
"A format string vulnerability exists in gnupg 1.0.5 and
previous versions which is fixed in 1.0.6. This vulnerability can
be used to invoke shell commands with privileges of the currently
Two Items on DeCSS: 2600 Answers the Court's "11 Questions," Peter Junger on the DMCA (May 31, 2001, 15:10)
Marcia Wilbur wrote in to let us know about an article on the
anti-circumvention measures of the DMCA. Also within, the
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and 2600 have filed responses
to the Second Circuit's eleven questions regarding the First
Amendment issues surrounding the DeCSS case.
More on the UK Government Gateway's Exclusionary Ways (May 31, 2001, 14:30)
LinuxUser, the magazine that broke the story about the UK
Government gateway, has made a copy of their article available. The
previous link we included was to the Register: the linked item is
the original article. In addition, we have a PDF of the rationale
provided for the gateway's current policies regarding assorted
platforms and browsers. The statement includes some statistics on
browser and OS traffic the site's received to this point.