Linux News for Jul 25, 2002
Red Hat Linux Advisory: glibc (Mar 20, 2003, 15:56)
"Glibc contains an XDR encoder/decoder derived from Sun's RPC
implementation, which was demonstrated to be vulnerable to an
InfoWorld: Pondering Palladium (Jul 25, 2002, 23:30)
"Whenever I mention Microsoft I inevitably hear from someone who
thinks that I am just Microsoft-bashing. Frankly, I'd love to avoid
the subject of Microsoft altogether, but there's no way to ignore
the company as long as it tries to undermine the growth of open
Linux and Main: KDE Promoters to Launch "KGX"--KDE-GNU-Linux (Jul 25, 2002, 22:00)
"The KDE League is working on plans to promote the KDE desktop
atop Linux as a combination they have named "KGX." A group of
people involved in KDE promotion have worked up the new marketing
nomenclature and have developed a website to publicize it..."
eWEEK: Red Hat Shows a More Limber Linux (Jul 25, 2002, 20:30)
"A new beta release of Red Hat linux, code-named Limbo, hit FTP
servers earlier this month, giving users a first look at what is
likely to become Version 8.0 of Red Hat Inc.'s most popular Linux
The Register: OpenOffice Bats for the Mac (Jul 25, 2002, 19:00)
"The first Mac OS X version cut of the open source office suite,
OpenOffice, has emerged blinking into the daylight. It's due to be
officially announced at OSDCon later today..."
Siliconvalley.Internet.com: OpenGL 2.0 Working Group Formed (Jul 25, 2002, 17:30)
"The formation of the group, approved at the June 2002 OpenGL
ARB meeting, is expected to push the standard forward and depress a
patent claim by Microsoft..."
LinuxWorld: Why You Should Take a Mac User to Lunch (Jul 25, 2002, 16:00)
"Apple's new rackmount server is just another Unix box -- with
big implications for the Linux community. Four million new Unix
users a year, that's the MacOS X promise and it's a market full of
friends with whom we should be working..."
Red Hat Linux Advisory: glibc (Jul 25, 2002, 15:59)
"Updated glibc packages are available to fix two vulnerabilities
in the resolver functions..."
LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 25, 2002 (Jul 25, 2002, 14:30)
Inside this week's LWN.net Weekly Edition: RealNetworks goes
open source - sort of; Here come the copyright vigilantes; The end
of the road [for Linux Weekly News]; more.
The Jordan Star: The Penguin Catches On in the Middle East (Jul 25, 2002, 13:00)
""Linux is emerging as a viable alternative operating system for
businesses all over the world. Recently, it's caught on in the
Middle East with major universities in Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia,
Bahrain and other countries adopting Linux..."
The Mercury News: Open-source Movement Fueled by Community Spirit (Jul 25, 2002, 11:00)
"Open source software runs at the core of the Internet, which
would not be what it is today without the contributions of
countless volunteers. Open source is one of the last remaining
constraints on monopolists like Microsoft, and offers alternatives
in an increasingly monocultural environment..."
Kernel Cousin KDE #41 by Juergen Appel, Rob Kaper, Timothy R. Butler, and Zack Rusin (Jul 25, 2002, 09:00)
The latest message traffic from the KDE development mailing
GNU-Darwin Update: Initial BSD-style Package Release (Jul 25, 2002, 07:00)
A brief update from the GNU-Darwin Project.
Release Digest: GNU, July 24, 2002 (Jul 25, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNU apps: GNU Scientific Library v1.2 and GDB 5.2.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, July 24, 2002 (Jul 25, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Atomix 0.9.4, GDM 126.96.36.199, GIrDA 2.0.0,
gtkglextmm 0.4.0, Gnome 2 Applets Simplified v0.1, gnomeradio
0.12.1, gedit 2.0.2
Release Digest: KDE, July 24, 2002 (Jul 25, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Ksetiwatch 2.5.0, knoda 0.5.3, and KFish
Computerworld.NZ: Manufacturers Get Into Linux (Jul 25, 2002, 03:00)
"Manufacturing ERP and supply chain software vendor QAD says
sales of its product on Linux are catching up to those on
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: bind-chroot, bind-chroot-utils, glibc (Jul 25, 2002, 02:00)
"There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in BIND4-derived
resolver libraries which may be triggered by a malicious DNS server
sending multiple CNAME records in a response..."
ZDNet: Gartner's Predictions for Linux and Open Source (Jul 25, 2002, 01:00)
"In January 1999, Gartner published 'How the Open-Source
Movement Will Affect Users.' In that Research Note, we listed six
key Strategic Planning Assumptions (SPAs). Here, we re-examine
those SPAs, assess their accuracy and explain what track we are on