Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 16, 2002
Red Hat/IDC Webcast Unveils Results of Three-month Study
(Jan 16, 2002, 23:13)
"The study and the resulting white paper, "The Role of Linux in
Reducing the Cost of Enterprise Computing," by IDC Analysts Dan
Kusnetzky, Al Gillen and Scott McLarnon, was sponsored by Red Hat.
Data for the study was collected through 142 telephone interviews
during June-September 2001, with companies of 100 employees or more
deploying Linux on the Intel platform and Unix on RISC-based
Debian Weekly News - January 16th, 2002 (Jan 16, 2002, 21:27)
This week: Sponsors, LibPNG, Documentation, OpenPKG, Debian
NetBSD, Quality Assurance, 2.2r5
MySQL.com: U.S. Census Bureau Reaps Awards from MySQL-based Web Sites
(Jan 16, 2002, 16:10)
"The Census Bureau's web development team has relied on the
MySQL database server, as well as other open-source software such
as Perl, Apache, Linux and PHP, to develop these highly-acclaimed
and extraordinarily successful web sites. In fact, one of the
MySQL-run sites won the prestigious Census Bureau's Director's
Award for Innovation in 2001..."
ZDNet UK: Tests indicate Linux could be a desktop solution
(Jan 16, 2002, 15:06)
One IT manager contacted by IT Week said he would now test Linux
computers 'for the more computer-literate staff'. This approach was
backed by Eddie Bleasdale of e-business consultancy Netproject, who
said laptops are harder to configure than PCs."
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #26 (Jan 16, 2002, 14:12)
This week: Mandrake in the News; MandrakeSoft StockTrader
Update; Website resources; MandrakeClub Summary; Business Case of
the Week; Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum.
LinuxWorld.com: Volution shows promise (Jan 16, 2002, 13:08)
"Caldera's Volution Messaging Server 1.0 allows system
administrators to support different e-mail and collaboration
clients, including Microsoft Outlook, on a Linux server. This
avoids the use of a Windows 2000 or NT server, and buying licenses
for Exchange. I tested Volution to see if it lived up to its
promises in ease of administration, and, unfortunately, found it
lacking in one key area."
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: sudo (Jan 16, 2002, 08:09)
"The SuSE Security Team discovered a vulnerability in sudo that
can be exploited to obtain root privilege because sudo is installed
setuid root. An attacker could trick sudo to log failed sudo calls
executing the sendmail (or equivalent mailer) program with root
privileges and an environment that is not completely clean."
NewsForge: An Open Source adventure at MacWorld (Jan 16, 2002, 07:54)
"'For me, what Darwin brings is not so much another alternative
to Linux or FreeBSD or whatever, as those systems I have that are
running some Open Source BSD are likely to continue doing that.
It's the fact that there is an Open Source kernel and utility suite
and libraries that will support proprietary commercial applications
that I'm willing to pay for but can't run on most of my other
ZDNet: SuSE 7.3 offers solid server reach and desktop usability (Jan 16, 2002, 00:04)
"SuSE Linux 7.3 is well prepared for corporate computing,
offering support for a broad range of server architectures and
significant advances in usability for both administrators and end
users. Companies looking for a solid server platform--and perhaps
even a desktop replacement for Windows--would be well advised to
evaluate SuSE 7.3's stellar offerings."