Linux News for Nov 25, 1998
Security flaw in Debian's fsp package. (Nov 25, 1998, 20:55)
This can enable anonymous FTP if you use the standard ftp or
wu-ftpd as your FTP daemon.
XFree86-3.3.3 is now available (Nov 25, 1998, 17:41)
"There are quite a few bug fixes in this release. If you are
having problems with a prior release, please try XFree86-3.3.3
first before asking for help."
ZDNN: Netware for Linux: Best of both worlds (Nov 25, 1998, 16:51)
"Fusing two OSs onto one network is no easy task, but NetWare
For Linux may help."
Internet Week: Major Linux upgrade to pump up speed (Nov 25, 1998, 16:47)
The article reports on the upcoming Linux 2.2 release.
Yellow Dog Linux is announced (Nov 25, 1998, 16:30)
A new Linux distribution for the PowerPC and G3 processors.
TurboLinux 3.0 (Comdex Special Edition) is now available (Nov 25, 1998, 16:15)
The FTP tree of the 3.0.1 boxed set will be available next
Thanksgiving feasting: Microsoft and Netscape are both celebrating (Nov 25, 1998, 14:45)
Netscape reports $2.7 million fourth-quarter profits.
German translations of the Halloween documents are available. (Nov 25, 1998, 13:17)
Halloween I is finished, and work on Halloween II is under
Internet Week: Mozilla.Org Leader Speaks; Calls for Open Source Java (Nov 25, 1998, 12:59)
Here is an article about JWZ's statements on mozilla.org.
ZDNET UK: Macromedia wakes up to Linux (Nov 25, 1998, 12:22)
This is a short articles that includes a positive quote from Bob
Young of Red Hat.
SAP Magazine: R/3 for Linux? Interview with SAP manager Hess (Nov 25, 1998, 11:58)
SAP has already received requests for R/3 on Linux. This article
is an interview with a manager of SAP.
Silicon: Linus Torvalds to speak at LinuxWorld conference. (Nov 25, 1998, 09:08)
Here's a short article about the LinuxWorld conference in
Corel Computer and KDE Announce Technology Relationship (Nov 25, 1998, 08:59)
Linux desktop computing made easier and friendlier through
LinuxCare opens CareTracker, a web based bug tracking system. (Nov 25, 1998, 08:20)
It's available for any Open Source project to take advantage
Mozilla updates their "fear and loathing" page. (Nov 25, 1998, 07:37)
Jamie now quotes three press articles, and re-affirms Mozilla's
InfoWorld: Sides in Microsoft case grapple with AOL-Netscape issue (Nov 25, 1998, 03:00)
America Online's $4.2 billion agreement to purchase Netscape
Communications called a "seismic change" in the competitive
InfoMagic Linux Toolbox - Nov 98 (Nov 25, 1998, 02:44)
InfoMagic has put together the perfect package for LINUX
InfoMagic Linux Developer's Resource - Nov 98 (Nov 25, 1998, 02:40)
Includes all of the most popular distributions of the Linux
operating system available as of November 1998.
Macsyma math software for Linux now available (Nov 25, 1998, 02:37)
Macsyma outscored all other math software by 20% in the largest
independent test of math software.
FreeTDS v0.40 - Sybase/MS Database Client Libraries (Nov 25, 1998, 02:31)
FreeTDS is an open source implementation of the TDS (Tabular
DataStream) database client access protocol.
Download MIMER DBMS on Linux! (Nov 25, 1998, 02:28)
Penguin Economics (Nov 25, 1998, 01:58)
This clever cartoon compares the costs of Linux to a Microsoft
D.H. Brown November Operating System Rankings (Nov 25, 1998, 01:54)
AIX is first; NT is lasts; Linux is not ranked.
New York Times: AOL to Acquire Netscape (Nov 25, 1998, 01:16)
This Associated Press article reveals new facets to the Netscape
Wired: No Antitrust Barriers to Merger (Nov 25, 1998, 00:11)
This article states that the government "would almost certainly
give the green light" to AOL.
Wired: Mozilla.org: We Are Not Netscape (Nov 25, 1998, 00:09)
Wired reports on Jamie Zawinski's
memo about Mozilla.org
Techweb: Merger Unlikely To Affect Open Source (Nov 25, 1998, 00:06)
Techweb does not seem worried for Netscape and Mozilla.
Techweb: Macromedia Makes Flash Player For Unix (Nov 25, 1998, 00:04)
"Macromedia said Tuesday it has created a beta version of Flash
Player software for Linux and Solaris."
Techweb: Nader's Group To Contest AOL-Netscape Merger (Nov 25, 1998, 00:02)
Ralph Nader says the AOL deal will be bad for ISPs, and will
eventually hurt consumers.
Applix announces they will ship Applix Office for Linux/PPC (Nov 25, 1998, 00:00)
The product is expected to be available this December.