Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 21, 2001
LWN.net: Roswell: the second sighting - available now (Red Hat 7.2 Second Beta)
(Aug 21, 2001, 22:50)
Red Hat wants you to know that the second beta release of
Roswell (7.2) is in better shape than the first: "I went back to
the same place I'd seen it before," said one distressed
townsperson. "What I'd seen before was gone - there was SOMETHING
else out there. It looked more complete; while some of the stuff
that I saw last week was completely smashed and unusable, this new
evidence is almost recognizable."
Unofficial Red Hat With ReiserFS Support Images Available (Aug 21, 2001, 22:08)
A project to modify the base Red Hat distribution to include
ReiserFS support has made its latest release: the images use kernel
2.4.6, and include support for use with Red Hat's kickstart.
Tonight Live: Doc Searls at JabberCon, PLUS The Fat Lady, Part IV (Aug 21, 2001, 19:08)
Tonight Live: Renewed interest in Linux on the Desktop, and how
the linux community keeps its own house clean; Microsoft, Linux and
the Fat Lady, Doc Searls live from JabberCon with Jabber's own
Jeremie Miller and David Smith ("Dizzy").
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: gdm (Aug 21, 2001, 16:30)
"A buffer overrun exists in the XDMCP handling code used in gdm.
By sending a properly crafted XDMCP message, it is possible for a
remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands as root on the
susceptible machine. By default, XDMCP is disabled in gdm.conf on
osOpinion: Graphics Guru Analyzes The GIMP (Aug 21, 2001, 12:49)
"After the recent release of XDarwin, an XWindows port for Mac
OS X, and Mac Gimp, I finally had a means of comparative analysis
between The GIMP and Adobe's PhotoShop on my OS X machine ...
Before installation of the open-source graphics software, I admit
my skepticism levels were extremely high, but after only an hour of
experimentation with the software, I came away extremely
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #10 (Aug 21, 2001, 08:46)
This week: Mandrake 8.1 Beta Available for Download &
Testing; Mandrake Cooker Weekly News Highlights; MandrakeSoft will
be at LinuxWorld; Spotlight on KDE; Business Case of the Week; Top
Headlines from MandrakeForum; New Updates at MandrakeUser.org.