Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 13, 2001
ZDNet: Server sales shrink, IBM still top dog (Sep 13, 2001, 23:12)
"In the Linux server market, Compaq is the leader, with $119
million in sales for the quarter--a 14.4 percent decrease from the
$139 million in the year-ago quarter. No. 2 Dell increased 33.9
percent from $59 million to $79 million, while No. 3 IBM increased
the most, 39.5 percent from $43 million to $60 million, IDC
AllLinuxDevices: Qt Palmtop version 1.4 is available (Sep 13, 2001, 19:59)
"Trolltech is releasing version 1.4 of Qt Palmtop, a complete
mobile computing platform for advanced embedded Linux devices. This
release provides numerous improvements to the existing Qt Palmtop,
including bug fixes, enhanced functionality, and a new user
ZDNet: Linux-Mandrake Corporate Server 1.0 (Sep 13, 2001, 15:00)
"Linux-Mandrake Corporate Server claims to solve that problem by
offering "a complete enterprise solution... [that] includes
everything you need to rapidly deploy world-class Linux server
applications in the enterprise." But does Mandrake Corporate Server
deliver? After a week with the product we can give it a resounding
Linux Weekly News for September 13, 2001 (Sep 13, 2001, 13:28)
Leading items and editorials: A bit of perspective; If you
thought the DMCA was bad, watch out for the SSSCA.
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: xli/xloadimage update (Sep 13, 2001, 05:25)
"A buffer overflow exists in xli due to missing boundary checks.
This could be triggered by an external attacker to execute commands
on the victim's machine. An exploit is publically available. xli is
an image viewer that is used by Netscape's plugger to display TIFF,
PNG, and Sun-Raster images."
New Hewlett Packard Business PC's to Offer Mandrake Pre-Installed (Sep 13, 2001, 00:24)
Hewlett Packard's new e-pc 40 Business PCs; small footprint,
Celeron-based machines; offer a Mandrake 8.0 installation. The
company says the machines are certified by LinuxCare to also run
TurboLinux, Red Hat, and SuSE.