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Linux News for Feb 27, 2002

  • Announcing a beta release of Red Hat Linux: Pensacola (Feb 27, 2002, 23:26)
    "A beta release of a new server-oriented edition of Red Hat Linux, Pensacola, is available for your computer-crashing pleasure. "

  • Debian Weekly News - February 27th, 2002 (Feb 27, 2002, 23:08)
    Welcome to this year's ninth issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Our collegues from Linux Weekly News had nice coverage of the unstable Debian distribution. Additionally, the European Commission wants to know more about Free Software developers. You may want to help with their survey. This week's compulsory discussion on the release process of Debian is here.

  • ServerWatch: GL Mail Highly secure Linux e-mail server (Feb 27, 2002, 21:59)
    "With such a high demand placed on the uptime of the e-mail server, it is no wonder that many IT decision makers are turning to the Unix platform to run their mail server software, since it is known to have a higher percentage of uptime in the field. As with any Unix-type software package, GLMail from Gordano offers considerable advantages in security and stability that set it apart from other mail servers."

  • LinuxProgramming: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 27) (Feb 27, 2002, 20:41)
    All the latest news from the Tcl world.

  • PR: NuSphere Responds to False Claims by the Free Software Foundation (Feb 27, 2002, 19:54)
    "The initial court hearing takes place today in Boston Federal Court. We believe actions such as this press release by the FSF violate basic ethics regarding due process of law and can only harm the open source community by alarming commercial users of open software."

  • GnomeMeeting wins belgian Information Technology Prize (Feb 27, 2002, 18:42)
    "GnomeMeeting, a H.323 videoconferencing application for Linux and FreeBSD by PhD student Damien Sandras, wins this year's Belgian Information Technology prize for the best University Project. "

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19-pre1-ac2 (Feb 27, 2002, 18:27)
    "Just a resync so I can bomb[hello echelon] Marcelo with patches.." Changelog, link within.

  • GNOME Summary for 2002-02-17 - 2002-02-23 (Feb 27, 2002, 17:13)
    This week: GNOME 2 Betas; Gnucash website returns; new Abiword release; GnomeMeeting takes top spot; Alex Larsson and Darin Adler team up.

  • Red Hat Security Advisory: New squid packages available (Feb 27, 2002, 16:01)
    "New squid packages are available that fix various vulnerabilities. Some of these vulnerabilities could be used to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack or allow remote users to execute code as the user squid."

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #32 (Feb 27, 2002, 15:27)
    This week's summary: Beta3 has been released; PPC Beta1 is now available; Mandrake in the News; Introducing the new "Mandrake Corporate Club"; Desktop Fun; MandrakeClub News; Business Case of the Week; Security-related Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum

  • Kernel Cousin Wine #116 by Brian Vincent (Feb 27, 2002, 14:02)
    Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix. This week's edition includes information regarding some omissions from the last release of Kernel Cousin Wine.

  • Gentoo.org: Guru Medication Error -- missing patches? (Feb 27, 2002, 11:57)
    "Large Linux companies like Red Hat and MandrakeSoft put a lot of effort into creating really spiffy patched kernels. Sometimes, obvious bugs are fixed along the way. The problem is that many of these no-brainer patches languish in their respective kernel source SRPMS and never get incorporated into the stock kernel."

  • EvilMutant.com: Paranoid II - The Revenge of TinFoil Hat (Feb 27, 2002, 10:36)
    "It is the third day of your business trip, and you got a few minutes to check your e-mail on a computer in your partner's network. You receive an important business related e-mail and it is ofcourse PGP'ed as it contains details about the latest part in the developement of your company's flagship product, and this is highly important to stay top secret. You are not on your desktop computer, so you don't have necessary PGP or GNU Privacy Guard installed, so what to do now?"

  • Kernel Cousin KDE #33 by Aaron J. Seigo (Feb 27, 2002, 09:48)
    KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.

  • NewsForge: Looking inside the Bochs hardware emulator (Feb 27, 2002, 07:55)
    "Unlike VMware, Bochs (pronounced "box") does Pentium machine hardware emulation. This makes performance under Bochs much slower than that of VMware. But because Bochs emulates the hardware, it can be used on other hardware architectures like Alpha and SPARC. So you can run Windows 95 on your SPARC box, or FreeDOS on your Alpha."

  • Extreme Tech: Lycoris Linux Reviewed (Feb 27, 2002, 06:02)
    "I must admit that I wasn't expecting much more than an imitation of other distros, combined with an attempt at Windows XP graphics. To my surprise, I soon found myself using a tailored Linux operating system that was anything but that."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: squid (Feb 27, 2002, 05:34)
    "Three security issues were found in the 2.x versions of the Squid proxy server up to and including 2.4.STABLE3."

  • W3C releases new draft Royalty-Free Patent Policy for comment (Feb 27, 2002, 03:17)
    From Danny Weitzner, Chair of the W3C Patent Policy Working Group: "Responding to comments from the public, W3C Members, the W3C Advisory Committee, and the Open Source/Free Software community, the Patent Policy Working Group has released a draft Royalty-Free Patent Policy for discussion and comment. Its goal is to produce W3C Recommendations that can be implemented on a Royalty-Free (RF) basis."

  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver Plugin 1.1 with Windows Media Support (Feb 27, 2002, 00:56)
    "Along with the ability to open MS Office documents (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and eFax files in any KDE or GNOME application, CrossOver Plugin 1.1 now supports Windows Media Player streams opened in a Linux web browser."