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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 integer overflow..."

  • 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 source..."

  • 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 distribution..."

  • 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 list.

  • 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 2.4.0.3, 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 1.0.

  • 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 Windows..."

  • 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 going forward..."