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Linux News for Apr 29, 2002

  • GNU-Friends: Brett Smith Writes Open Letter about Free Software (Apr 29, 2002, 23:30)
    Smith, a computer science student at the University of Kentucky, raises the ethical issues of requiring CS students to use proprietary software to learn their craft.

  • SuSE Linux Announcement: radiusd-cistron (Apr 29, 2002, 23:13)
    "ZARAZA reported security releated bugs in various radius server and client software. The list of vulnerable servers includes the cistron radius package..."

  • Mosfet.org: Desktop Elegance (Apr 29, 2002, 22:00)
    KDE Developer Mosfet responds to Hancom Linux's Bart Decrem's recent comments on the aesthetics of KDE.

  • Monolinux: Fluxbox, The Slickest Window Manager You've Never Heard Of (Apr 29, 2002, 20:30)
    "However, I'm willing to wager that less than five percent of you reading this article have ever heard of the slick, rapidly-developed Fluxbox window manager..." [Site is back up. Link re-established. -ed.]

  • ZDNet UK: SuSE Looks to Stabilize Linux (Apr 29, 2002, 19:00)
    "SuSE, the German Linux distributor, is increasingly trying to insulate its corporate customers from what many see as a core trait of open-source software: its changeability..."

  • Dell, Oracle Expand Linux Development Partnership (Apr 29, 2002, 17:30)
    "Dell and Oracle today extended their relationship to deliver high-performance database solutions on Linux, with specific plans to build Oracle's next generation database software for Linux using Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell | EMC storage..."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.11 (Apr 29, 2002, 16:45)
    Changelogs, link within.

  • Linux Journal: Learning to Use X11 (Apr 29, 2002, 16:00)
    "Unfortunately, X11 is rather hard to approach. First of all, it is huge (the O'Reilly series of printed manuals and references includes six volumes with close to 6,000 pages among them, not counting the additional four volumes and 2,000 pages when we include Motif--I know of hardly any other language, library, framework or application that big). .."

  • EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: sudo (Apr 29, 2002, 15:04)
    "There is a heap corruption vulnerability in sudo which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands..."

  • MandrakeSoft Reports Strong Increase in Consolidated Revenues in Second Quarter (Apr 29, 2002, 14:30)
    "After an almost stable first quarter Q1, compared to the same period of the previous year, MandrakeSoft has seen a significant rise in sales in the second quarter Q2 of the 2001-2002 fiscal year, with an increase in turnover of 155%, to Eur0.97 Million...:

  • ZDNet UK: SuSE 8.0 Arrives Without StarOffice (Apr 29, 2002, 13:00)
    "Germany's SuSE said on Friday that the new version of its Linux operating system distribution does not include the latest version of StarOffice because its proprietary, fee-based license would have increased the cost of the operating system..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, April 28, 2002 (Apr 29, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: gtkmm2 1.3.12, Elysium Download 0.5.9, lahelper 0.6.3, gnome-libs 1.4.1.6, GNOME-Applets 1.100.0, GNOME News Applet 0.1.3, GNOME-PIM 1.90.0, gnome-core-1.4.0.8.

  • Release Digest: KDE, April 28, 2002 (Apr 29, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's KDE apps: KPumpe beta1, KMess 0.9.3-2, Scribus 0.7, KnetmonApplet 0.3, Atleto 0.1, kio_fish 1.1.1, CamStream 0.26pre1, Kedge 1.2, Kgforth 0.1, BlogniX 0.1.1, Quanta Gold 3.4.2, Voxpak 0.76, System6 1.1, OpenOffice Icons 1.0.