Linux News for Aug 05, 2002
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: krb5 (Sep 02, 2004, 15:57)
"The MIT Kerberos Development Team has discovered a number of
vulnerabilities in the MIT Kerberos Version 5 software..."
CNET News: Sun to Announce Leap into Linux (Aug 05, 2002, 23:30)
"Sun Microsystems will overhaul two major components of its
low-end server strategy later this month, introducing new low-end
systems and detailing support for the Linux operating
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: krb5 (Aug 05, 2002, 23:16)
"An integer overflow bug has been discovered in the RPC library
used by the Kerberos 5 administration system, which is derived from
the SunRPC library..."
Toronto Star: Linux Growth Bitter Pill for Corel (Aug 05, 2002, 22:00)
"On the other hand, conspiracists immediately called the asset
sell-off a Microsoft pressure tactic. Microsoft had recently
purchased a 21 per cent non-voting stake in Corel, and since Linux
represented a direct (albeit tiny) threat to Windows, the software
giant certainly had motive..." [Link repaired. -ed]
LinuxPlanet: The New Standard for Web Development: Free Software (Aug 05, 2002, 20:30)
"The continuing economic uncertainty is making free software
look attractive to a growing number of companies. For many
organizations, the standard practice in Java-based Web application
development now is to develop using open source tools like Jboss or
IDC Report Sees Current Decline, Long-Term Growth for Linux (Aug 05, 2002, 19:15)
"Despite steady revenue growth since 1999, Linux operating
environment revenue declined by almost 5 percent in 2001, according
to a report released by IDC analysts late last week..."
USA Today: Linux Waddles from Obscurity to the Big Time (Aug 05, 2002, 17:30)
"Then Dresdner discovered a bonus: Linux, the upstart
open-source operating system, was not only cheaper -- but also
faster. The Unix servers took 17 hours to calculate how much cash
the bank needed in reserve to offset its investment risk. The Linux
servers made the same calculation in 11 minutes..."
MandrakeSoft: Mandrake Linux 9.0 Beta 2 Available for Testing (Aug 05, 2002, 16:00)
"The second Beta of Mandrake Linux 9.0 is available for download
and testing." Announcement within.
DesktopLinux: Xandros Nears First Release: Set to Announce at LinuxWorld (Aug 05, 2002, 14:30)
"Surrounded by rumors of large layoffs and financial problems,
Ottawa-based Xandros will release its desktop distribution in late
September or early October, [according to] Xandros President
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19-ac4 (Aug 05, 2002, 13:48)
Changelog, link within.
OpenEnterpriseTrends.com: Sun's McNealy Questions Open Source's Value to Java Industry (Aug 05, 2002, 13:00)
"In one potentially controversial segment, McNealy told the
magazine he thinks some Open Source providers in Java may be
'screwing up' the profit-making potential of the industry..."
Sunday Times (South Africa): Linux Moves into the Mainstream (Aug 05, 2002, 11:00)
"Linux has matured in the last few years, not only in kernel
code but also in its breadth of applications. Instead of the
catch-up game it played in past years, Linux is now taking up a
role as a major innovative force and a leader in a new generation
of connected computing..." [Link repaired. -ed.]
Computerworld.NZ: TSB Takes Linux Lead (Aug 05, 2002, 09:00)
"TSB bank is taking a lead among its rivals by planning
'extensive' use of Linux for its various systems..."
LinuxHelpNetwork: Howto Easily Recompile a Kernel (Aug 05, 2002, 07:00)
A straightforward guide to putting together your own kernel from
source. Try it out on that new final kernel Marcelo released over
LinuxPR: openMosix 2.4.19 Released
(Aug 05, 2002, 05:01)
The port of openMosix to version 2.4.19 has been released.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 4, 2002 (Aug 05, 2002, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: GDM 22.214.171.124, GNOME Personal
Information Manager 1.4.8, ATK-1.0.3, GLib-2.0.6, Pango-1.0.4,
GTK+-2.0.6, and CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.8.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19-ac3 (Aug 05, 2002, 02:43)
Changelog, link within.