Linux News for Oct 29, 1999
Open Source/Open Science One Day Conference [Report] (Oct 29, 1999, 21:36)
"That was October 2nd, the day of the Open Source/Open Science
conference. The whole day was a series of crises. The first crisis
started that morning when we fired up the projector which was
hooked up to the PC running Linux. The projected image jittered in
such a way as to give me a rather nasty headache."
Linux Journal: Thwarting the System Cracker, Part 6 (Oct 29, 1999, 20:07)
"I firmly believe that the best way to beat the cracker is to
understand how the cracker works, what his tools are, how they
work, and how your system works."
Linuxplanet: Linux at the BBC (Oct 29, 1999, 19:57)
"In this article I'll look at some of the practical applications
the BBC uses Linux for and why we use Linux rather than
SF Gate: One year after Microsoft trial, high-techlandscape shifting (Oct 29, 1999, 19:57)
"Microsoft also has noted that some major computer makers now
offer models running Linux software, suggesting the company's
reputed stranglehold isn't as tight over the industry as portrayed
by the government."
CNET News.com: Linux could power new supercomputer (Oct 29, 1999, 19:31)
"SGI spokesman Charlie Rasch confirmed that the company is a
bidder for a computer called "T30" that's to be installed at Los
Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico."
32BitsOnline: Red Hat 6.1: Fuzzy and Comfortable [Review] (Oct 29, 1999, 19:21)
"I was looking forward to trying out a new install motif for Red
Hat since I figured they could do nothing but improve on their
already user-friendly install wizard."
SRO: Who Is the Open-Source Community? (Oct 29, 1999, 19:00)
"Seemingly, open source itself, and not just its press coverage,
LinuxPR: Applixware Office for Linux Wins Linux Magazine Cool Product Award (Oct 29, 1999, 18:27)
"Applixware Office for Linux was selected for its combination of
full-featured productivity applications, ease-of-use, extensibility
and ability to exchange documents with Microsoft Office and other
Python-URL! for October 29, 1999 (Oct 29, 1999, 18:02)
E-Commerce Times: Verity Throws Support To Red Hat (Oct 29, 1999, 17:02)
"Verity's K2 Toolkit provides e-commerce developers with text
retrieval capabilities and application integration features
necessary for customization including catalog navigation and
content search functionality."
Linux Journal: United Kingdom is Definitely Linux (Oct 29, 1999, 16:54)
"Ever throw a Windows party for a couple of penguins?"
Linux Journal: Linux in the Lotus Position (Oct 29, 1999, 16:50)
"This last point, the reliability and manageability of Linux,
seems to be one of the key factors leading up to Lotus Development
Corporation's decision to release its Domino R5 server for the
Linux operating system."
LinuxWorld: FreeBSDCon 99 (Oct 29, 1999, 16:20)
"Fans of Linux' lesser-known brother, BSD, gathered recently in
the city where it all began."
LinuxPR: Linuxtopia Learntos Double In Under One Month (Oct 29, 1999, 16:14)
"In order to continue to develop our Learntos, we are looking
for our readers to contribute to them."
PC World: Dell Preloads Red Hat Linux (Oct 29, 1999, 16:05)
"Linux is a good operating system for entry-level servers that
handle specific jobs such as Web hosting, Holt says. It doesn't
support as many applications as some operating systems, but it's a
robust alternative for a server dedicated to a specific job."
Linux-Mandrake Security Advisory: Updates: am-utils, ypserv (Oct 29, 1999, 15:52)
"There is a potential buffer overflow / remote exploit in the
am-utils package. A bug allowed for all admins on a NIS domain to
inject password tables into the NIS server."
Strenua Inertia: Special Halloween Linux/Unix Comic (Oct 29, 1999, 15:34)
"This issue is published only online."
LinuxPR: White Pine announces availibility of MeetingPoint for Linux (Oct 29, 1999, 15:21)
"MeetingPoint for Linux Being Tested in Real-World Environment
for the Support of Carrier-Class IP-Based Conferencing
LinuxPR: New Linux Banner Exchange Launched (Oct 29, 1999, 15:18)
"The banner exchange already has four high-traffic sites and is
linux.ie: vi tutorial, episode 2 - filters, word count and more (Oct 29, 1999, 14:55)
"There is one mildly annoying thing about vi, which is that for
the most part you don't know for certain if one line of text is
displayed as just one line or whether it might be so long as to
wrap around and be displayed on the screen as being two or more
Ruby-lang.org opens online! (Oct 29, 1999, 14:49)
"Ruby-lang.org is the lead website for Ruby, a new, free,
open-source, interpreted, object-oriented scripting language for
quick and easy object-oriented programming, from Japan."
The Register: Can France drive open source as Europe's standard? (Oct 29, 1999, 14:42)
"Elected representatives, as Al Gore and Tony Blair abundantly
illustrate, are seldom well-informed, altruistic evangelists when
it comes to IT, and the fact that Senators Laffitte and Tregouet
seem astonishingly well-informed doesn't mean that France is
brimful of other politicians who are."
Linux.com: The Gad Berger interview (Oct 29, 1999, 14:28)
"Gad Berger...is the leader of the LSDVD project, whose goal is
to bring a fully functional DVD player/decoder to the Linux
operating system. Dave Klint and Paul Volcko are developers for the
Paul Ferris -- The Linux Collective Is Not A Corporation (Oct 29, 1999, 14:23)
"In almost every way, you can tell that this is a worry for some
BW: LinuxOne Signs Software License With SRINET (Oct 29, 1999, 14:13)
"The Agreement grants SRINET a non-exclusive right to use, sell,
reproduce and distribute the Japanese and Chinese versions of
"LinuxOne OS," LinuxOne's premier software product, in Japan and
BW: Enlighten Announces Release 3.4 Of EnlightenDSM For Red Hat Linux (Oct 29, 1999, 14:10)
"With support already established for TurboLinux, EnlightenDSM
3.4 is the leading systems management solution available for, and
able to operate across, multiple Linux environments."
Linuxnewbie.org: Licq Install Guide for Slackware (Oct 29, 1999, 05:02)
"Kramed wrote this great Licq installation NHF for
The Standard: A Gloomy Day in Redmond (Oct 29, 1999, 02:03)
"On a day when two of Microsoft (MSFT) 's most important
initiatives had setbacks, one of the company's most noteworthy
executives of the decade finally called it quits."
Yellow Dog Security Advisory: Package: ypserv (Oct 29, 1999, 01:53)
Yellow Dog Linux Errata Update: lpr package (Oct 29, 1999, 01:03)
"The original security patch broke some aspects of printing. New
errata RPMs are available which fix the problem."
LinuxPPC Security Advisory: ypserv (Oct 29, 1999, 00:53)
"Any LinuxPPC users using NIS should upgrade as soon as
BW: O'Reilly Publishes McCarty's 'Learning Debian/GNU Linux' (Oct 29, 1999, 00:11)
"Unabashedly for beginners, this new book includes the full
Debian distribution on the accompanying CD. McCarty takes the
mystery out of Linux and reveals it for the robust, flexible
operating system that it is."
ZDNET UK: UK's first Linux dedicated free ISP to go live (Oct 29, 1999, 00:00)
"The UK's first Linux dedicated non-subscription ISP will be
launched within the next two weeks by UKLinux.net with all profits
going to the open source foundation."