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Linux News for Apr 23, 2002

  • OS News: Review of Hancom Linux 2.01 Standard (Apr 23, 2002, 23:30)
    "The company used to offer a Windows version of their product, but they have since completely focused on the Linux platform, even though their product is pretty portable as it is based almost solely in the Qt 3 tooklkit..."

  • GNOME Summary, March 17-April 22, 2002 (Apr 23, 2002, 22:00)
    This month's news: Abiword 1.0, Java/GNOME intergration; A Wedding Announcement; more.

  • Tonight Live: Kicking Dogs and Whacking Washington Part Two on The Linux Show (Apr 23, 2002, 20:30)
    This week: "So much news I can not list it all here, but we will talk CARP, Lindows, Gates (of course) and the Amphora light groupware system."

  • Linux and Main: Interview: Bart Decrem -- Leveraging Desktop Linux (Apr 23, 2002, 19:00)
    "[Decrem] has now joined Hancom Linux, the Korean concern that produces a Linux distribution there and that is known elsewhere fir its Hancom Office productivity suite. In an interview with Linux and Main, the personable and enthusiastic Decrem discussed life in Korea, his company's plans, Linux business models, what went wrong at Eazel, how dislike of the U.S. could spell success for Linux and disaster for Microsoft, and a multitude of other things..."

  • EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: webalizer (Apr 23, 2002, 18:32)
    "There is a potentially exploitable buffer overflow in webalizer which could allow an attacker to compromise a host by spoofing reverse DNS queries..."

  • Mandrake Linux 8.2 for PPC is Available (Apr 23, 2002, 17:30)
    "MandrakeSoft is proud to announce the immediate availability of Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC, the second generation of the famous Mandrake distribution for the PowerPC platform..."

  • PHP 4.2.0 Released (Apr 23, 2002, 16:00)
    "The PHP Group is happy to announce the immediate availability of PHP 4.2.0, the latest version of the widely-used, general-purpose scripting language that is especially well-suited for Web development..."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.9 (Apr 23, 2002, 14:30)
    Changelogs, link within.

  • Linux Journal: Emulate This!, Part 3 (Apr 23, 2002, 13:00)
    "Bochs is an emulator for the x86 hardware platform. In other words, it can emulate a PC of varying hardware configurations. When you boot into Bochs, it will appear as though you are booting another PC from inside your own PC, and in a way, you are..."

  • MandrakeSecure.net: Using GnuPG (Apr 23, 2002, 11:30)
    This article will give you the rundown on how to make GPG keys, revocation certificates, how to use GPG to protect your data and identity, how to build a web of trust, and other goodies.

  • The Register: Gates: GPL Will Eat Your Economy, But BSD's Cool (Apr 23, 2002, 10:00)
    "Gates was taking some pre-vetted (we presume) questions at last week's Government Leaders Conference in Seattle, and had been asked about the strengths and weaknesses associated with the adoption of Open Source in governments..."

  • developerWorks: Create Native, Cross-platform GUI Applications (Apr 23, 2002, 08:30)
    "The Java language has flourished in the server-side and applet spaces, but when it comes to end-user applications, it isn't usually a player. But it doesn't have to be this way. Using Linux, the GNU Compiler for Java, and the Standard Widget Toolkit, you can create fast, native GUI applications programmed in the Java language... Veteran Java developer Kirk Vogen shows you how..."

  • iMacLinux: Review: Gentoo PPC Linux (Apr 23, 2002, 07:00)
    "Indeed, Gentoo Linux is rather unique on the PPC platform. You don't get any nifty Install CDs with hundreds of prebuilt software packages. No, Gentoo is a distribution that is mostly built from scratch..."

  • AbiWord Weekly News #88 by Jesper Skov (Apr 23, 2002, 05:30)
    The latest news from the AbiWord Project.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, April 22, 2002 (Apr 23, 2002, 04:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Elysium Download 0.5.8, gnome-code 1.4.0.7.

  • Release Digest: KDE, April 22, 2002 (Apr 23, 2002, 04:00)
    Today's KDE apps: RPM Wizard 0.5.9, M.E.S.H. 1.3, QVCDGear 0.8.1, KSteak 0.9.0.

  • Wired News: Peru Discovers Machu Penguin (Apr 23, 2002, 02:30)
    "With a bill on the table that would mandate the use of free software in government computers, Peru has become the latest Latin American country to seek alternatives to what some call another form of Yankee imperialism: proprietary software..."

  • The Oregonian: Microsoft Puts the Squeeze on NW Schools (Apr 23, 2002, 01:00)
    "One of the options is Linux, open-source software schools can run on their desktops free of charge and without a license. Linux is particularly useful on donated computers that aren't worth the $100 Microsoft charges for a software license..."