Linux News for Jul 28, 2001
Evil3d.Net: Linux Jagged Alliance2 Review (Jul 28, 2001, 21:38)
"By using a nonlinear game play style, the player is allowed to
think through the game and move at a personally comfortable pace.
Included are over 150 characters and mercenaries with unique looks
are personalities. These extra give JA2 a high level of repeat
playability and depth."
HelpNet Security: Commenting a firewall (Jul 28, 2001, 21:16)
"Hopefully, this article will help you understand the principle
of building a custom firewall. The firwall used for this article is
pretty good, and you can use it, since you can adjust it to your
needs as it is well commented. It is ideal for your home network.
Just copy it, chmod it and off you go."
O'Reilly Network: Using Linux to Tame the Big Hairy Beast (Jul 28, 2001, 20:36)
From the O'Reilly OSCON: "This morning's keynote presentation
was titled "Fueling the Open Source Alternative," but I found that
title to be a little vague. To me, the focus of the discussion was
more on how large companies are using Linux as a solution to their
distinct business needs."
Stallman's talk on "The dangers of software patents" available in Ogg format (Jul 28, 2001, 17:00)
The recordings of Richard Stallman's speech on "Dangers of
Software Patents" given at Govt. Model Engineering College, Kochi,
India are available in Ogg format.
InfoWorld: In AIX 5L, blue suit meets tie-dye (Jul 28, 2001, 16:00)
Microsoft is coming after Unix, says this writer, with Win2k and
the Itanium. IBM's AIX5L, goes the story, is properly positioned
for the next step, with enough of a Linux feel to bring up a new
generation of developers who'd otherwise avoid traditional
Net-Security.org: Installation of a Secure Web Server (Jul 28, 2001, 15:08)
A writer from SuSE outlines how to build a secure web server
("within just 45 minutes.") Lots of detail and understandably
SuSE-centric (6.4 to be exact) but with plenty of general
GUI-Lords: theKompany KDE Studio DocBrowser review (Jul 28, 2001, 14:00)
Thumbs up for theKompany's DocBrowser from GUI-Lords: "If you've
ever wanted to get into programming for either KDE or Qt but
weren't sure where to begin, theKompany's DocBrowser is a pretty
good place to start. It features a truly hyper-linked set of
documentation for KDE and Qt's API, flow diagrams for how code
relates, and easy to understand documentation of the calls you want
InfoWorld: Microsoft's bait and switch (Jul 28, 2001, 13:00)
Mono, argues this column, will likely prove to be a "covenant
with death," and Microsoft's participation in the project "a
bait-and-switch scheme to finally wipe out the threat of open
Another Maintenance Release of the Document Processor LyX (Jul 28, 2001, 12:30)
The next version of LyX (1.2.0) will include KDE/Qt & GNOME
MachineOfTheMonth: Using Charter at Home with Linux (Jul 28, 2001, 12:00)
Here's a guide to using the Charter@home cable service:
something that has a narrow focus for specifics but broad
applicability in terms of the information it provides about hooking
a Linux machine up to a dhcp-based broadband connection.
Debian Security Advisory: New versions of apache, fixes index bug (Jul 28, 2001, 04:07)
"We have received reports that the 'apache' http daemon, as
included in the Debian 'stable' distribution, is vulnerable to the
'artificially long slash path directory listing
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.7ac2 (Jul 28, 2001, 00:33)