Linux News for Jun 25, 2002
ZDNet UK: Linux-based PDA Debuts in Japan (Jun 25, 2002, 23:30)
"Sharp launches the Zaurus SL-A300, a sleeker yet more powerful
update to its line of handhelds built around the Linux OS. It's
only out in Japan, for now at least..."
The Register: Linux v. MS v. Unix--Who's Got the Big Mo? (Jun 25, 2002, 22:00)
"But does Linux really amount to anything more than a low-end OS
for file, print and Web server applications? It's clearly
challenging Windows in such roles - one of the reasons why it
became a household name in the mid- to late 1990s - but can it make
its mark in more critical enterprise-oriented applications...?"
Tonight Live: The Final Edition, the Last TLS (As you know it) (Jun 25, 2002, 21:30)
"In particular, we will talk about the risk being taken by
Lindows, and Peru's congressman Villanueva's coordinated effort
with Argentina, Spain, France and Mexico to legislate Linux and
Open Source in government infrastructure..."
Computerworld.NZ: Support Not an Issue Say Linux Integrators (Jun 25, 2002, 20:30)
"However, IBM Global Services business development executive
Gary Elmes says the issue of support around Linux is a
ITWorld: Microsoft Shows Sensitive Side (Jun 25, 2002, 19:00)
"He was surprised on returning to his stand in the afternoon,
having set it up earlier in the day, to find that newspaper
clippings relating to Linux had been removed from display... They'd
been taken down by Microsoft's small business marketer, Warwick
ZDNet: Mozilla Nabs Surfers from Microsoft (Jun 25, 2002, 17:30)
"Microsoft's iron grip on the Web browser market has slipped
ever so slightly since the release of new products from rivals
Mozilla and Netscape Communications, Web researcher OneStat.com
Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.24-dj2 (Jun 25, 2002, 17:29)
Changelog, links within.
Caldera OpenLinux Advisory: apache (Jun 25, 2002, 17:23)
"There is a remotely exploitable vulnerability in the handling
of large chunks of data in web servers that are based on Apache
The Register: Lindows.com Plans Flat-fees for OEMs (Jun 25, 2002, 16:00)
"Linux distributor Lindows.com Inc is to introduce a flat-fee
licensing plan to computer manufacturers for its forthcoming
LindowsOS operating system..."
CNET News: Microsoft to Reveal Palladium Source Code (Jun 25, 2002, 14:30)
"Microsoft, long a proponent of keeping source code secret,
plans to publish the source code to a critical part of its
Palladium project to enhance security, a representative of the
software giant said Monday..."
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 25, 2002, 14:20)
"Theo de Raadt announced the existence of an upcoming
vulnerability in the OpenSSH secure shell daemon..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 25, 2002, 14:18)
"This advisory is an update to DSA-134-1: some extra information
is provided on broken or changed functionality in this new release
and packages for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2/potato are now
Australian Financial Review: Angry Microsoft Clients Looking at Linux to Get Even (Jun 25, 2002, 13:00)
"Because of expected price increases, some long-time customers
are considering competing products such as the Linux operating
system and Sun Microsystems Inc's StarOffice, which competes with
Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite of programs..."
PR: Ximian Y2Pay Program Offers Linux Alternative for Those Facing MS Licensing Deadline (Jun 25, 2002, 11:00)
"Ximian, Inc. has announced a special pricing program, called
"Y2Pay" to provide companies with a Linux alternative to
Windows-based desktops and applications as the July 31st deadline
for new Microsoft licensing programs approaches..."
GrepLaw: Macromedia Applies for OSI Certification (Jun 25, 2002, 09:00)
Macromedia is looking for approval for its own form of
open-source license, based on the IBM Public License.
AbiWord Weekly News #97 by Jesper Skov (Jun 25, 2002, 07:00)
The latest news from the AbiWord Project.
SEUL.org: Linux in Education Report #73 (Jun 25, 2002, 05:01)
The latest news from the SEUL/EDU project.
Release Digest: GNOME, June 24, 2002 (Jun 25, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: MrProject 0.5.93 and Gnumeric 1.0.8.
Mandrake Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 25, 2002, 04:16)
"Details of an upcoming OpenSSH vulnerability will be published
early next week. According to the OpenSSH team, this remote
vulnerability cannot be exploited when sshd is running with
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 25, 2002, 04:15)
"Theo de Raadt announced that the OpenBSD team is working with
ISS on a remote exploit for OpenSSH (a free implementation of the
Secure SHell protocol). They are refusing to provide any details on
the vulnerability but instead are advising everyone to upgrade to
the latest release, version 3.3..."
LinuxSecurity.com: Significant OpenSSH Vulnerability (Jun 25, 2002, 03:43)
"In an email addressed to many in the security community
today... Theo de Raadt, lead developer for OpenBSD and OpenSSH,
announced an OpenSSH vulnerability. The details of the
vulnerability have not yet been made public, but has acknowledged
that it is remotely exploitable...
Kernel Traffic #172 by Zack Brown (Jun 25, 2002, 03:00)
The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel mailing
Linux Journal: Information Management for the Desktop (Jun 25, 2002, 02:00)
"I've wondered from time to time, however, how I might use the
database to centralize all the information on my system. For
example, I have some useful information floating around in e-mail
archives, never to be read again. I suppose I could learn the
search/grep commands that would let me revisit old e-mails, but
that doesn't seem productive to me..."
ABC News: Salvation From the Dumps (Jun 25, 2002, 01:00)
"Altruist, rebel, capitalist, ex-heroin junkie, and computer
nerd: James Burgett is changing the world one old motherboard at a