Linux News for Jul 19, 2001
"MandrakeSoft Goes Public" (Jul 19, 2001, 21:55)
This brief message announces that MandrakeSoft has been approved
for listing on the Euronext stock market.
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: openssl (Jul 19, 2001, 20:20)
"The pseudo-random number generator in OpenSSL versions up to
0.9.6a has a design flaw. By knowing the output of specific PRNG
requests, an attacker would be able to determine the PRNG's
internal state and thus predict future PRNG output."
FSF-India and FreeDevelopers-India To Be Inaugurated at Freedom First! Conference (Jul 19, 2001, 17:57)
"On July 20, 2001, the Free Software Foundation will inaugurate
Free Software Foundation-India, an affiliate organization
headquartered in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, at the "Freedom First!"
ceremonies. FSF India will be the national agency for the promotion
of the use of Free Software in India."
Wired.com: Hacker Arrest Stirs Protest (Jul 19, 2001, 16:48)
The DMCA is to thank for the arrest of Dmitry Sklyarov, a
Russian programmer who violated its provisions by developing
software that decodes e-books. According to this article, community
protest is well underway, specifically targeted at Adobe, which has
a history with Mr. Skylarov where his software is concerned.
ServerWatch: DBabble review (Jul 19, 2001, 15:15)
Aaron Weiss reviews DBabble, a commercial chat/communications
server that runs under Red Hat Linux, among other operating
Linux 2.4.7-pre8 Released (Jul 19, 2001, 14:25)
Linux Weekly News for July 19, 2001 (Jul 19, 2001, 12:14)
Leading items and editorials: MySQL and NuSphere; DMCA strikes
Enterprise Linux Today: Scyld Releases Latest Professional Version Of Next Generation Beowulf Clustering (Jul 19, 2001, 10:00)
"Scyld Computing Corporation today released the Scyld Beowulf
Professional Edition, the latest version of its next generation
cluster operating system software."
LinuxPR: Dell Announces Factory Installation of Red Hat Linux 7.1
(Jul 19, 2001, 08:00)
"Dell today announced immediate availability of
factory-installed Red Hat Linux 7.1 on its entire line of Dell
PowerEdge servers and select Dell Precision workstations."
LinuxDevices.com: Lineo reduces workforce by 13 percent (Jul 19, 2001, 07:15)
Lineo has announced a 13 percent layoff, saying in this
statement to LinuxDevices.com that the issue is one of adjusting to
the unexpected downturn despite a healthier backlog than it had
LinuxPlanet: .comment: The Desktop? The Desktop! (Jul 19, 2001, 06:08)
As is often the case, it's a week of surprises and changes of
direction around the Linux world and Dennis Powell catches us up on
a few of them. Read about how KWord may be ready to be your word
processor, Caldera's abdication of the desktop, the problems with
(and a possible solution for) root-privilege-requiring CD burners,
the sense behind SuSE's design, and just a bit about William Gates
III: Organ Grinder.
CNET News.com: Open-source challenge to the musical status quo (Jul 19, 2001, 06:07)
This interview with the head of the Ogg Vorbis project is
interesting enough, even if the rationale behind the need for a
free and open sound standard is well-covered ground to most regular
readers. Mr. Montgomery's insights into the post-boom open source
world are possibly more interesting.
LinuxDevices.com: An animated BusyBox mini-tutorial (Jul 19, 2001, 05:51)
Points for novelty to this Flash busybox tutorial. What's
busybox? BusyBox provides a variety of common UNIX utilities in a
single executable that can be tailored at compile time, making it
ideal for embedded systems.
Debian Weekly News - July 18th, 2001 (Jul 19, 2001, 00:26)
Weekly news from the Debian project.