Linux News for Apr 25, 2002
LinuxLookup: VMware GSX Server for Linux Review (Apr 25, 2002, 23:30)
"For someone who doesn't spend much time running multiple
iterations of a particular application, I viewed this application
as a solution looking for a problem. What I've learned in this
exercise is that making a low-end server into a distributed
application environment is quick and reliable using the GSX
Linux Weekly News for April 25, 2002 (Apr 25, 2002, 22:00)
This week: A look at BitKeeper's use for tracking Linux kernel
development and news about AbiWord 1.0.
Business 2.0: Buying Industrial-Strength Tech on the Cheap (Apr 25, 2002, 20:30)
"Five years ago, if you had proposed running some of your
company's most critical applications on an operating system
originally developed by a longhaired Finnish teenager and given
away for free, your IT manager would have laughed you out of his
GNOME.org: GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 4 Released (Apr 25, 2002, 19:00)
"The GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 4 release, 'Thank You,' is ready for
your bug-busting and testing pleasure!"
Conectiva Linux Announcement: ethereal (Apr 25, 2002, 18:51)
"This update addresses two vulnerabilities stated in ethereal's
LinuxPlanet: Evaluating Mozilla 1.0 Candidate 1 (Apr 25, 2002, 17:30)
Mozilla 1.0 is coming and many users are wondering how it will
stack up as a personal and business tool. A lot of anecdotal
evidence is out there, so Rob Reilly has sat down and tested the
latest release candidate for Mozilla 1.0 to see what the numbers
LinuxPR: SOT Launches Office Suite for Linux and Windows
(Apr 25, 2002, 16:00)
SOT has become the next vendor to repackage and distrbute the
OpenOffice suite. And they're releasing it for free.
Global InterSec Advisory: sudo (Apr 25, 2002, 15:33)
"A local user may gain root access through corruption of the
eWeek: Microsoft: How to Catch a Linux Migrator (Apr 25, 2002, 14:30)
"Microsoft Corp. is ratcheting up efforts to catch companies
migrating from Unix to Linux before they make the switch..."
Time.com: The Browser That Roared (Apr 25, 2002, 13:00)
"Brace yourself. A nonprofit group loosely affiliated with
Netscape is about to release a new browser called Mozilla. It's
fast, it's flexible, and it has the backing of AOL (which owns
Netscape, not to mention Time) and its 35 million users. Life is
about to get complicated..."
Debian Weekly News - April 24th, 2002 (Apr 25, 2002, 11:00)
This week's news from the Debian Project.
NewsForge: The Stallion and the Penguin: DreamWorks uses Linux to Create New Animated Film (Apr 25, 2002, 08:00)
"While 'Shrek' and other movies including 'Lord of the Rings'
have used Linux to power server farms, the creators of 'Shrek' also
used IRIX on SGI workstations. So 'Spirit' is DreamWorks' first
animated feature using Linux both on the front and back
Release Digest: KDE, April 24, 2002 (Apr 25, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: iKons 0.6.4, KDE XP Style 0.1 (Default and
Wallpaper branches), xsldbg 2.1.7, kmon 0.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, April 24, 2002 (Apr 25, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: orbit-tools 0.1, pygtk-1.99.9, Gabedit
1.1.0, Enlightened Sound Daemon 0.2.25, Balsa balsa-1.3.5.
Linux Journal: Jurassic Computer Park (Apr 25, 2002, 03:00)
"ACCRC is a self-sustaining, self-funded organization that
trains unemployed, unskilled volunteer workers how to build and
maintain Linux computers..."
LinuxFocus: GCC - The Root of All
(Apr 25, 2002, 01:00)
Can you imagine compiling Free software with a closed source,
proprietary compiler? How do you know what's going into your
executable? There could be any kind of back door or Trojan...
Luckily, we have gcc..."