Linux News for Jul 25, 2001
osOpinion: Is a New Wave of Linux-Based Wireless Coming? (Jul 25, 2001, 23:59)
The combination of Java and Linux seems to be capturing
imaginations, as this piece alludes to it yet again. The burning
question, though, is whether Linux will dent the entrenched PalmOS
market, or put the brakes on the growing popularity of
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #100 by Paul Emsley (Jul 25, 2001, 23:30)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
LinuxPR: LPI announces new president and Director
(Jul 25, 2001, 23:00)
Chuck Mead becomes President, certification veteran James Lacey
joins Board of Linux community certification group
LinuxHardware.org: Pentium 4 Review Extended Coverage (Jul 25, 2001, 22:24)
LinuxHardware is back with a second look at the Pentium 4,
pitting it against the Athlon in MP3 encoding and Unreal Tournament
performance. A slight edge in performance seems to be offset by a
notable price difference.
LinuxProgramming: Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 25) (Jul 25, 2001, 20:36)
All that's new in the Python world.
ServerWatch: IBM Adds Linux Partitioning to iSeries Line (Jul 25, 2001, 18:20)
In the wake of its success with Linux on the eServer z900
mainframes, IBM, in conjunction with SuSE and TurboLinux, is
expanding its Linux offerings to its iSeries line, bringing Linux
to its one to 24-way servers.
Yahoo!/ZDNet: Open-source brouhaha: Missing the point (Jul 25, 2001, 16:21)
Brian Behlendorf of CollabNet argues that debate between
Microsoft and the open source/Free Software community has
needlessly polarized to the point that a valuable middle ground has
been overlooked. The item's a bit of a pitch for both CollabNet
(which markets something a lot like the commentator's "middle
ground") and the O'Reilly convention (where Craig Mundie will be
involved in a much-hyped debate with open source figures), but that
doesn't keep it from being interesting.
Kylix Open Edition Released (Jul 25, 2001, 14:03)
Borland has released Kylix 'Open Edition' for download from its
LinuxPlanet: .comment: The Weakest Link (Jul 25, 2001, 13:00)
Stirred, at last, by the assault of Code Red and SirCam, Dennis
Powell says enough is enough: even if Linux users aren't pushing
these malicious bits of code across the Internet, we still suffer
from their effects. It's time to politely demand our
Microsoft-using friends and acquaintances either change their
operating system, or take their machines off the 'net. A polite
sample letter is included.
IBM developerWorks: Transitioning from Windows to Linux
(Jul 25, 2001, 05:00)
It's not our general practice to post links to PDF's, but this
one from IBM, a fifty question FAQ, has a lot of useful information
on a wide variety of issues from swap configuration to "getting
settled on the desktop" end user tips in a printable format.
SuSE Security Announcement: xli/xloadimage (Jul 25, 2001, 04:14)
"xli, aka xloadimage, a image viewer for X11 is used by
Netscape's plugger to display TIFF-, PNG- and Sun-Raster-images.
The plugger configuration file is /etc/pluggerrc. Due to missing
boundary checks in the xli code a buffer overflow could be
triggered by an external attacker to execute commands on the
victim's system. An exploit is publically available."
LinuxProgramming: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jul 23) (Jul 25, 2001, 04:00)
All the latest news from the Tcl world.
NewsForge: Indrema sites finally give up the ghost (Jul 25, 2001, 03:14)
Someone, we suppose, had to report this: CollabNet is pulling
the plug on the remnants of the Indrema-related development sites,
having kept them up and running unsponsored for months with no
activity on the part of the nearly 50 hosted projects.
CNET News.com: Major Caldera shareholders may sell (Jul 25, 2001, 00:50)
"As a result of a Securities and Exchange Commission filing,
Tarantella will be able to sell 16 million Caldera shares through a
dealer or broker, while MTI Technology will be able to sell 5.3
million shares. Tarentella got its shares through the sale of its
Unix software to Caldera. MTI was an early investor."