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Linux News for Jun 28, 2002

  • EL Today: Dortmund, Germany Uses Linux for e-Government Services (Jun 28, 2002, 23:31)
    "The City of Dortmund is providing its 600,000 citizens with rapid and easy access to government services with the new Linux- and Internet-based system, which is officially launched Wednesday by IBM and the City of Dortmund..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 28, 2002 (Jun 28, 2002, 23:30)
    Today's GNOME app: gnome-mlview 0-0-2-rc4.

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 28, 2002 (Jun 28, 2002, 23:30)
    Today's KDE apps: KTimeTrace 0.2.36, TOra 1.2.4, KDE on Cygwin :: Qt on Cygwin 3.0.4, KWinTV alpha1, KOffice 1.2beta2, Gambas 0.33, distcc 0.5, and KSMSsend 0.9.

  • Linux Journal: PC Expo WrapUp (Jun 28, 2002, 22:00)
    "Some office routers and blinking WiFi access ports, maybe a fancy PDA or two and shiny aluminum cases--eye candy. But then I started to notice a few things...Open source, although not hyped, was everywhere..."

  • InternetNews.com: Is Microsoft's Palladium a Trojan Horse? (Jun 28, 2002, 20:30)
    "The challenge now facing Microsoft is how to convince the skeptics that Palladium, which the company says will revolutionize computer security and digital rights management (DRM), isn't all a plot to gain ever more control of how technology evolves..."

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 28, 2002, 20:14)
    "ISS published an advisory concerning a remote vulnerability in OpenSSH that could be used by remote attackers to obtain root privileges on the server where OpenSSH is running..."

  • CNET News: Linux Server Maker's Coffers Growing (Jun 28, 2002, 19:00)
    "Egenera, a maker of high-end specialized Linux servers, has received $44 million from earlier investors in a third round of funding..."

  • OSNews: A User's First Look at GNOME 2.0 (Jun 28, 2002, 17:30)
    ""GNOME 2.0 was released less than two days ago and while I was using its betas on and off, for some time now, I was anticipating this final release with impatience. The project was supposed to see this release almost a year ago, but GTK+ 2.0 was not ready in time, dragging Gnome's development down as well..."

  • PCWorld.com: Linux Draws Interest at PC Event (Jun 28, 2002, 16:00)
    "Big PC shows like PC Expo are predictably dominated by Microsoft and its supporters. But here at this year's PC Expo/TechXNY, Linux stole a bit of the limelight..."

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Squid Vulnerability: Insecure forwarding of proxy_auth (Jun 28, 2002, 14:18)
    "'Under some conditions Squid may forward the proxy authentication credentails. This can happen if you normally require your users to log in to use the proxy, but allow some sites to be reached without needing to log in.'"

  • Madeinlinux Advisory: openssh (Jun 28, 2002, 14:16)
    "Openssh versions between 2.9.9 and 3.3 contain a bug in the ChallengeResponseAuthentication code. This bug can be exploited remotely if ChallengeResponseAuthentication is enabled in sshd_config..."

  • NewsFactor: Linux Still on the Rise (Jun 28, 2002, 13:00)
    "Some of the companies and organizations that have already 'gone Linux' include Toyota, Home Depot, the U.S. Post Office and Cisco's printing services arm. Government adherents of Linux include Germany and Mexico..."

  • PR: SuSE Linux Releases Three New Products (Jun 28, 2002, 11:00)
    SuSE Linux Groupware Server, SuSE Linux eMail Server 3.1, and SuSE Linux Pro-Office CD with StarOffice are the offerings.

  • Space.com: New Software Helps Satellites Pinpoint Fires Earlier (Jun 28, 2002, 08:00)
    "The most recent addition to the program is the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WFABBA) created by NOAA at the University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center in Madison, Wis..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 27, 2002 (Jun 28, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Elysium Download 0.99.2, CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.2, GtkUndo 1.0, Crux 1.9.3, and Metacity-Setup 0.6.

  • LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 27, 2002 (Jun 28, 2002, 03:00)
    Inside this week's LWN.net Weekly Edition: The 2002 Kernel Developers' Summit; Trusting free software projects with security information; Letters to the editor; more.

  • TechWeb: Linux: Feelin' Secure (Jun 28, 2002, 01:00)
    A brief roundup piece on various security articles/reviews from the CMP media outlets.