Linux News for Oct 30, 1999
Linux Gazette #47 (November 1999) is available (Oct 30, 1999, 23:23)
"Linux Gazette...Making Linux just a little more fun!"
LinuxPR: SuSE Establishes E-Business Competence for IBM's Software Products on Linux (Oct 30, 1999, 23:11)
"Leading Linux distributor to support resellers and ISVs in
developing market for e-business solutions."
ADVISOR: Linux Deployment Hot, Windows 2000 Cool (Oct 30, 1999, 22:33)
"Companies are increasing their use of the Linux operating
environment and delaying roll-out of Windows 2000, according to a
market research survey."
ADVISOR: Future Looks Bright for Linux (Oct 30, 1999, 21:29)
"Red Herring journalist R. Scott Raynovich recently posted a
wrap-up of industry opinion on Linux that should interest Java
developers, whether you are interested in Linux, in competition
with Linux, or aligned with Linux in open-source efforts to oust
Daemon News: I've been hacked! How OpenBSD saved our project (Oct 30, 1999, 21:28)
"Looking back on this today, it is clear this should have sent
up bright red flags all over the place - but like many busy SAs
might have done, we just lumped it in with our many other ongoing
GA-Source: Creative Labs to Embrace the Open Source Philosophy (Oct 30, 1999, 20:50)
"Jacob Hawley, Director of Custom Engineering, sends word that
they are planning to get their CVS / Bugzilla server up by early
next week, and would like to take this opportunity to ask the Linux
community to help them make the opensource driver better."
Slackware 7.0 Released (Oct 30, 1999, 20:40)
"Slackware is the longest-running distribution of the Linux
LinuxPower: GRASS Is Now Greener (Oct 30, 1999, 19:39)
"A Geographic Information System Joins the GPL Family."
Debian Security Advisory: New versions of lpr released (Oct 30, 1999, 15:50)
The version of lpr that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux
2.1 suffers from a couple of problems:
* there was a race in lpr that could be exploited by users to print
files they can not normally read
* lpd did not check permissions of queue-files. As a result by
using the -s flag it could be tricked into printing files a user
can otherwise not read
Eric Harlow: Growth of Linux Jobs (Oct 30, 1999, 15:44)
"I've been watching the number of Linux jobs grow each month,
and it's been growing at a very fast pace."
MSC Times (Malaysia): Solinique Aims To Be SEA's Linux Center (Oct 30, 1999, 15:40)
"Linux proved to be the ideal platform for the application
because when I ported it over to Linux, it ran beautifully."
Linux.com: Open Source Pricing Models (Oct 30, 1999, 15:27)
"Has anybody noticed the pricing models that companies use when
selling Open Source Software and Free Software?"
PROPAGANDA announces new staff member and IRC Party (Oct 30, 1999, 15:13)
"PROPAGANDA has been a phenomenal success and Jack would love to
meet some of the 250,000+ vistors that have stopped by to download
seamless tiles for their desktop."
ADVISOR: Linux Use Will Climb (Oct 30, 1999, 15:11)
"The Linux operating system will be increasingly adopted by
companies, thanks to its low cost and open source code benefits,
according to a study by RHI Consulting."
The Last Dinosaur and the Tarpits of Doom: How Linux Smashed Windows (Oct 30, 1999, 04:53)
"Are you a Microsoft investor? Be afraid. Be very afraid. By
2010 Windows will be as dead as CP/M, and every Windows-based
software vendor will be either supporting Linux or out of
linuxfool.com: Web Ring Drives Serious Traffic To Sites (Oct 30, 1999, 04:08)
"Any site that deals with Linux may join the webring. The sites
can be of any type - commercial, non-profit or personal."
LinuxPR: IndyBox to offer Red Hat 6.1 (Oct 30, 1999, 04:03)
"IndyBox is shipping Red Hat Linux version 6.1 with all IndyBox
Linux kernel 2.2.13aa2 released (Oct 30, 1999, 03:58)
Linux kernel 2.2.14pre3 released (Oct 30, 1999, 01:38)
Wired: IPO Eyeballs on Cobalt (Oct 30, 1999, 00:44)
"It's probably going to ride the wave of RedHat," said IPO
analyst Tom Taulli."
CNET News.com: Linux is star attraction in next week's IPOs (Oct 30, 1999, 00:38)
"Some investors have singled out Cobalt Networks as the IPO to
watch next week, largely because of the demand for offerings by