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Linux News for Jun 24, 2002

  • Slackware Linux Advisory: apache (May 13, 2004, 12:58)
    "New apache packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current to fix security issues..."

  • Linux Orbit: BZFlag 1.7e6: First Look at an Impressive Update (Jun 24, 2002, 23:30)
    "If you haven't played BZFlag yet, now's the time to give it a try. An update to the already cool 3D tank game was released on Wednesday, June 19, and the new client (1.7e6) has added some nice touches to an already mature game..."

  • CNET News: Red Hat Hears Desktop Linux Calling (Jun 24, 2002, 22:00)
    "Red Hat is warming to the use of the Linux operating system on desktop computers, a difficult market where customers are picky and Microsoft is the leader."

  • Computerworld.NZ: Red Hat 7.3 Slick but Fat (Jun 24, 2002, 20:30)
    "Furthermore, it's likely to be the Red Hat Linux distribution. Our friends at IDC reckon that well over half of Linux installations don the Red Hat, which leaves it well ahead of other distributions..."

  • CW360.com: Can Microsoft Patents Stop Open Source File-Sharing? (Jun 24, 2002, 19:00)
    The Giga Information Group believes that Microsoft's CIFS patents could be used to "stem the growing adoption of Samba." But, will this attempt succeed or fail?

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-rc1 (Jun 24, 2002, 18:59)
    Incremental changelog, link within.

  • LinuxPlanet: The UnitedLinux Dark Horse: Conectiva (Jun 24, 2002, 17:30)
    "If you watch Linux-related news, then for the last few weeks it's been hard to do anything without running into pronouncements about UnitedLinux. UnitedLinux is certainly a curious beast, a kind of Tuxed-out Cerberus with four heads where more might sprout out at any moment. Dee-Ann LeBlanc takes a break from all of the hype and guesswork and examines one of the lesser-known heads--at least, in English-speaking Linux markets..."

  • MSNBC: A Law to Mandate Open-Source? (Jun 24, 2002, 16:00)
    "If Congressman Edgar Villanueva gets his way, Crespo might have some more maneuvering room. Swimming against the Microsoft tide, Villanueva is pushing legislation to obligate all public institutions to convert exclusively to open-source software..."

  • ZDNet UK: Video Format Turns to Open-Source Developers for Aid (Jun 24, 2002, 14:30)
    "On2 Technologies will blend its technology with the open-source Ogg Vorbis format in a bid to gain wider acceptance"

  • Computerworld: Q&A: Ballmer Aims for Broader Customer Connection (Jun 24, 2002, 13:00)
    Microsoft seems to be trying to remake its image... and could be applying some of the strengths of Linux to help accomplish this.

  • KernelTrap.org: Linux: Live Kernel Upgrades (Jun 24, 2002, 11:00)
    "Rob Landley offers quite a bit of information on just what is involved, 'That said, the fundamental problem is that when you change kernels, run-time state structures change...'"

  • LinuxDevices.com: What's Up with Red Hat's Embedded Strategy? (Jun 24, 2002, 09:00)
    "Earlier this week, CNET editor Stephen Shankland reported that Red Hat has discontinued development of its eCos open source embedded operating system, laying off seven of its nine-member U.K.-based eCos development team. 'That area is something we have moved on from,' said Red Hat chief operating officer Tim Buckley..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 23, 2002 (Jun 24, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's KDE apps: Kamibroke 0.19, KSalup 1.0.7, GuardDog 1.9.16, KTuberling :: Sounds 0.3.2devel, KTuberling 0.3.2devel, QtTudo 0.9.14, OpenOffice.org Quickstarter 0.9.5.1, noteedit 2.0.5, Process View Browser 0.9, TaskJuggler 1.2, Qtstalker 0.14, GuardDog 1.9.16, Qtmame 1.2, LibChipCard 0.5, and QUB 0.6.8.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 23, 2002 (Jun 24, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: lpt-news 0.4, Elysium Download 0.99.1, gnomemm 1.3.7, CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.1, libbonobomm 1.3.1, libbonobouimm 1.3.2, and Shermans aquarium v2.0.1.

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 24, 2002 (Jun 24, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: Kura 1.2, Zeiberbude 2.0RC2, Kahuna 0.9, Knights :: Embedded 0.5.6, Knights :: Wallpapers 1.0, Knights :: ThemePack 0.5.6, Knights 0.5.6, xsidplay 1.6.5pre8 and EditMinus 0.1.2.

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: apache (Jun 24, 2002, 00:58)
    "Please note that this advisory supersedes the previous MDKSA-2002:039 and MDKSA-2002:039-1 advisories..."

  • Slackware Linux Advisory: apache (Jun 24, 2002, 00:55)
    "While testing for Oracle vulnerabilities, Mark Litchfield discovered a denial of service attack for Apache on Windows. Investigation by the Apache Software Foundation showed that this issue has a wider scope..."

  • GNOME 2.0 Desktop Release Candidate 2: "Glad Midsommar" (Jun 24, 2002, 00:36)
    As written on Friday, GNOME 2.0's final release has been slightly delayed in favor of a last-minute RC2 release. Details within.

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: apache (Jun 21, 2002, 02:53)
    "A Denial of Service attack was discovered by Mark Litchfield in the Apache webserver..."