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Linux News for Mar 26, 2002

  • InformIT: Introducing phpGroupWare (Mar 26, 2002, 23:30)
    "The corporate intranet is a useful part of the networked enterprise. Users need access to email, discussion forums, planning and calendaring functions, contact managers, address books, and so on. Loading groupware clients and applications on hundreds of PCs is not only a lot of work, but can be an expensive, administrative nightmare. A web-based groupware solution lets you install and maintain your information from a single source. What about the PCs? They already have everything they need: a Web browser..." [Requires free registration. -ed]

  • CNET News: IBM calls up new Linux server (Mar 26, 2002, 22:00)
    "IBM hopes the new eServer will increase sales in a market that has traditionally been dominated by Sun Microsystems. IBM's latest product is priced lower than its current telecom servers in a move to attract telecommunications companies, which have been cutting capital spending..."

  • Tonight Live: Microsoft's Festering Wounds, Taking It to the Street, and a Book Review (Mar 26, 2002, 20:30)
    "Tonight we ask the listeners indulge us a bit as we introduce our New Political Action Committee The Open Technology Consortium. We will have a URL available for users to review our initial Position Statement by ShowTime..."

  • O'Reilly: Opening Up the PlayStation 2 with Linux (Mar 26, 2002, 19:30)
    "The bout between Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft with their video game consoles could become even more heated when Linux enters the fray this spring. Sony will sell online the 'Linux (for PlayStation 2)' Release 1.0 in the U.S. in May 2002. (A European version will come out that month, too, and the Japanese version earlier in April.)..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19pre4-ac1 (Mar 26, 2002, 19:01)
    Changelog, links within.

  • Squid Proxy Cache Security Update Advisory (Mar 26, 2002, 18:55)
    "A security issue has recently been found and fixed in the Squid-2.X releases up to and including 2.4.STABLE4..."

  • IDG.net: Sharp's Linux PDA Debuts in US (Mar 26, 2002, 17:30)
    "Sharp this week put on sale its Linux-based Zaurus handheld computer and included one unexpected feature: a $50 price cut..."

  • ConsultingTimes: Inside Sun: StarOffice Rolls Out Its Business Model (Mar 26, 2002, 16:00)
    An interview with Mike Rogers, vice president and general manager of desktop and office productivity at Sun Microsystems that covers, among other things, the relationship between StarOffice and OpenOffice and new revenue model for the soon-to-be-released StarOffice 6.0.

  • Debian Security Advisory: mtr (Mar 26, 2002, 14:49)
    "The authors of mtr released a new upstream version, noting a non-exploitable buffer overflow in their ChangeLog. Przemyslaw Frasunek, however, found an easy way to exploit this bug, which allows an attacker to gain access to the raw socket, which makes IP spoofing and other malicious network activity possible..."

  • LinuxDevices: RTAI goes (Partly) GPL (Mar 26, 2002, 13:00)
    "In response to worries about the possibility of patent-infringement lawsuits arising from the granting of a patent covering certain techniques used in RTLinux, the open source license covering portions of RTAI (a competing real-time extension to Linux) has recently been changed from LGPL to GPL..."

  • Kernel Cousin GNUe #21 by Peter Sullivan (Mar 26, 2002, 11:06)
    This Cousin covers the three main mailing lists for the GNU Enterprise project, gnue, gnue-dev and gnue-announce.

  • ELJOnline: Embedded Real-Time Linux runs NASA's Solar Spectral Flux Radiometer (Mar 26, 2002, 08:00)
    This technical article at ELJonline explains how NASA uses real-time embedded Linux to collect accurate atmospheric data at 70,000 feet. The Solar Spectral Flux Radiometer, developed by the Atmospheric Physics Branch team at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, is a PC/104-based system running embedded Linux plus the RTLinux real-time Linux extension.

  • KDE.org: The People Behind KDE: Eva Brucherseifer (Mar 26, 2002, 05:00)
    This weeks' person behind KDE is Eva Brucherseifer, the multi talented Electrical Engineer from Darmstadt, Germany.

  • NewsForge: Commentary: New Windows "filesystem" a Threat to Open Source (Mar 26, 2002, 03:00)
    But just think -- what if there were no file formats to publish? 'Sorry judge, we would like to, but the data is not stored in files. It is stored in a database that is an indivisible part of the operating system.'"

  • LinuxWorld: How to Get Started Editing Video & Audio with Linux (Mar 26, 2002, 01:00)
    "The question that had me going 'think, think, think' was whether or not I could toss the VCR editing solution and do the assembly and editing on my Linux desktop..."