Linux News for Mar 28, 2002
Linux Weekly News for March 28, 2002 (Mar 28, 2002, 23:30)
In this week's news: The SSSCA under any other name; iSCSI and
developerWorks: Sharing Computers on a Linux (or Heterogeneous) Network, Part 2 (Mar 28, 2002, 22:00)
This article is the second of two comparing SSH, remote X, VNC,
and other technologies as ways of remotely running applications. In
this part, the author takes a look at some VNC configuration
issues, glances at IBM's Desktop On-Call, introduces remote X, and
talks a bit about security.
ZDNet: Sun Wants You in its StarOffice
(Mar 28, 2002, 20:30)
"Sun Microsystems' StarOffice software package--a competitor of
Microsoft Office--is moving more toward the mainstream with the
coming release of version 6, Sun Chief Operating Officer Ed Zander
LinuxPlanet Review: SuSE Linux eMail Server III (Mar 28, 2002, 19:00)
There is something to be said for a slick interface, which the
SuSE Linux eMail Server III seems to have in spades. Dee-Ann
LeBlanc takes a look at this product in her continuing series of
reviews of commercial e-mail servers and finds that beauty, in this
case, is a bit more than skin deep.
Caldera Responds to New Red Hat Enterprise (Mar 28, 2002, 16:00)
In a statement released to Linux Today from Caldera
International, Inc., the Utah-based firm has some pointed concerns
regarding Red Hat's Advanced Server, announced March 26. The text
of this statement is within.
Debian Security Advisory: analog (Mar 28, 2002, 15:25)
"Yuji Takahashi discovered a bug in analog which allows a
cross-site scripting type attack. It is easy for an attacker to
insert arbitrary strings into any web server logfile."
Forbes.com: Wall Street Embraces Linux (Mar 28, 2002, 14:30)
Rick Carey has staked his reputation and his job on a project
that he concedes is risky--but with potentially huge returns. He is
the person in charge of a top-down implementation of Linux software
at Merrill Lynch..."
Salon.com: Pretty Geeky Privacy (Mar 28, 2002, 13:00)
"When Network Associates halted development of its widely
respected PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) desktop encryption software in
late February, Julian Koh worried about his "postcards'..."
LinuxPR: GUADEC 2002 Gathers Top GNOME Developers, Enthusiasts (Mar 28, 2002, 08:00)
"The third annual GNOME User and Developer European Conference
(GUADEC) boasts a program that includes top developers and
Free/Open Source software luminaries."
NewsForge: Configuring the Palm Key Flash Drive in Linux (Mar 28, 2002, 05:00)
"Key chain-sized storage devices are becoming increasingly
popular, for both individual and business uses such as backing up
data and storing sales presentations. I've been able to test and
use the Allwell Palm Key flash drive, a nice key chain storage
device with a reasonable price tag..."
AllLinuxDevices: Linux-Based POS Systems Increase 80% in 2001 (Mar 28, 2002, 03:00)
"The population of Retail Point of Sale Terminals running Linux
in North America increased 80% according to a new study released
today from IHL Consulting Group. However, shipments of the popular
open-source operating system actually decreased from 2000..."
Terra Soft Ships Yellow Dog Linux 2.2 (Mar 28, 2002, 01:00)
"And while the latest release of KDE is an appreciated
improvement, Gnome has taken a stunning leap forward --giving Mac
OS X a run for its money-- exceptional by all standards..."