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Linux News for May 28, 2002

  • EL Today: Oracle-Certified Linux Cluster Delivers Always-On Database (May 28, 2002, 23:30)
    "Linux NetworX announced today the launch of the Linux NetworX Eclipse Database Cluster - a high-availability cluster based on the Oracle9i Real Application Cluster architecture..."

  • Tonight Live: Remembering Giants (May 28, 2002, 22:00)
    "We will cover the hot news of the last few weeks tonight. In particular, the buzz on "free" Star Office getting pulled and re-packaged..."

  • InfoWorld: All Things Under the Sun (May 28, 2002, 20:30)
    "Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's chief strategy officer, on July 1 will assume the role of executive vice president of software and will inherit a set of major challenges. In particular, Schwartz needs to put Sun's Linux house in order, get IT managers excited about a range of products marketed under the Sun ONE (Open Net Environment) banner, and recapture the industry momentum the company has lost in the wake of being late to embrace and understand Web services..."

  • Linux Journal: Linux Dreamworks Redux (May 28, 2002, 19:00)
    "Leonard describes the DreamWorks Linux conversion as a two-step process: porting an extensive library of internal proprietary tools and convincing vendors of commercial tools to do the same..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: fetchmail (May 28, 2002, 18:59)
    "A problem was discovered with versions of fetchmail prior to 5.9.10 that was triggered by retreiving mail from an IMAP server..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: perl-Digest-MD5 (May 28, 2002, 18:59)
    "A bug exists in the UTF8 interaction between the perl-Digest-MD5 module and perl that results in UTF8 strings having improper MD5 digests. The 2.20 version of the module corrects this problem..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Basics for Adopting Linux/Open Source (May 28, 2002, 17:30)
    "Despite the recent sucesses of Linux adoption in the marketplace, you can't just wave a magic wand and make Linux appear on all of your company's desktops. Software change in an organization is something that takes time, planning, and lots of patience. Brian Proffitt puts on his configuration/change management hat and walks through some of the procedural basics in getting a Linux test-bed started in your company..."

  • KernelTrap.org: BitKeeper Author Larry McVoy Interviewed (May 28, 2002, 16:00)
    "KernelTrap has spoken with Larry McVoy, BitMover founder and primary BitKeeper author. BitKeeper, a distributed source control system, has been adopted by Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds and condemned by free software icon Richard Stallman..."

  • Linux Magazine: The Importance of Being Debian (May 28, 2002, 14:30)
    "There needed to be a distribution that this emerging community of Linux users could trust. And so, fusing his first name with that of his girlfriend Debra, Murdock founded what would become Linux's most popular non-commercial distribution -- Debian GNU/Linux..."

  • ZDNet: Sun's StarOffice No Longer Free (May 28, 2002, 13:00)
    A few more details on Sun's discontinuation of free downloads of StarOffice 5.2, first reported on Linux Today this weekend, plus a look at the recently announced move to bundle StarOffice 6.0 with Ximian Desktop.

  • LinuxPR: SOT, MySQL, and EFFi Team Up to Oppose Software Patents (May 28, 2002, 12:00)
    "National governments within the European Union (EU) are preparing for negotiations over a proposed EU directive that could allow software patents within Europe. SOT has joined forces with MySQL AB and local lobby group Electronic Frontier Finland (EFFi) to file a statement to the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industrial Affairs opposing the EU commission's proposal..."

  • Adobe Quietly Releases Acrobat Reader 5.05 for Linux (May 28, 2002, 11:00)
    "Version 5.05 of the Acrobat Reader by Adobe is available for immediate download for the Linux and Solaris platforms..."

  • ZDNet UK: Linux Gets Bluetooth (May 28, 2002, 09:00)
    "Support for Bluetooth has been added to the Linux development kernel, a step toward native Bluetooth support in upcoming releases of the Linux operating system..."

  • IDG.net: Linux Firewalls (May 28, 2002, 07:00)
    "Linux firewalls may not be the best solution in all situations -- such as the main corporate gateway firewall for large organizations -- but they work great as internal firewalls separating network subnets and gateway firewalls for small and medium businesses and home networks with broadband Internet access..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, May 27, 2002 (May 28, 2002, 05:00)
    This holiday weekend's apps: libgda/libgnomedb/gnome-db 0.8.191, GNOME Games 1.4.0.4, Encompass 0.4.99.30, Tenes Empanadas Graciela v0.10.0, GnomeMeeting 0.92.1, at-poke-0.1.0, ORBit-0.5.16, Yelp 0.9, gedit 1.121.0, GNOME Applets 1.104.0, libgnomeprint 1.114.0, and libgnomeprintui 1.114.0.

  • Release Digest: KDE, May 27, 2002 (May 28, 2002, 05:00)
    This holiday weekend's KDE apps: KLogic 1.352, QCad 1.4.12, KYatzy 0.4, QVV 0.16, KYatzy 0.2, KGLCube 0.6.1, KS8085 0.7.0, Direct Connect 4 Linux 0.1beta6, K3b 0.7, KFli4L 1.0, French Foreign Region 1.0, GGZ KDE Games 0.0.5, GGZ KDE Client 0.0.5, LibChipCard 0.4.2, KShowmail 3.0.1, SQMixer 0.6, Kpictorial 0.8, KFeeder 0.06, KVerbos 1.05, Section 1 Script 0.2.4, KBruch 0.19, FindItNIX 1.0.2, KMusicChoice 0.2, French Foreign Region 1.0.1, GILT 0.3.2, EDK 0.0.2, and Scribus 0.7.3.

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: imap (May 28, 2002, 04:32)
    "A buffer overflow was discovered in the imap server that could allow a malicious user to run code on the server with the uid and gid of the email owner by constructing a malformed request that would trigger the buffer overflow..."

  • UserLocal.com: Slackware 8.1 rc1 Released (May 28, 2002, 01:40)
    The next release of Slackware has been announced.

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: pam_ldap (May 28, 2002, 00:57)
    "Updated nss_ldap packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 6.2, 7.0, 7.1,7.2, and 7.3. These packages fix a string format vulnerability in the pam_ldap module..."