Linux News for Aug 23, 2002
Release Digest: GNOME, August 23, 2002 (Aug 23, 2002, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: GnuCash 1.6.8, gcompressor 1.2.0, Yelp
Release Digest: General, August 23, 2002 (Aug 23, 2002, 23:30)
Today's General app: DOSSLACK.
The Register: Swedish Government Mulls Linux (Aug 23, 2002, 22:00)
"Despite signing a recent deal with Microsoft, Sweden has become
the latest country to investigate the benefits of free
InfoWorld: Rescue, Linux style (Aug 23, 2002, 20:30)
"This week, I thought it would be useful to discuss some tools
that can rescue a Linux system..."
ZDNet UK: Governments Should Switch to Open Source--Study (Aug 23, 2002, 19:00)
Something else from that FLOSS study announced this week: "A new
study from the University of Maastricht finds that open source is a
better fit for the public sector than proprietary software..."
ServerWatch: August 2002 Netcraft Survey Results (Aug 23, 2002, 19:00)
Not surprisingly, Apache, Microsoft, Zeus, and iPlanet remained
the key players with shares of 63.51 percent, 25.39 percent, 2.13
percent, and 1.35 percent, respectively. The number of servers
increased across the board for all of the key players except
LinuxPlanet: iCanProgram.com--A Story of Success, Sadness, and the Spirit of Open Source (Aug 23, 2002, 17:30)
There are always joys and sadnesses in the lives we lead. When
death comes, it is the strongest blow of all. But one man has
rolled with the punches and has created something that is not only
a gift to the Linux community, but also to cancer patients around
the world. All in the memory of a beloved colleague.
Computerworld.NZ: Sun Linux Move 'Not Defensive' (Aug 23, 2002, 16:00)
"Sun's release of a Linux server at LinuxWorld in San Francisco
last week shouldn't be seen as a defensive move, says the company's
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-pre4-ac1 (Aug 23, 2002, 15:34)
Changelog, link within
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: irssi-txt (Aug 23, 2002, 15:34)
"The IRC client irssi is vulnerable to a denial of service
Netscape Communicator 4.8 Released (Aug 23, 2002, 14:30)
Netscape is continuing to release products in its 4.x
series with the release of Netscape Communicator 4.8.
OSNews: Interview with TheKompany's President, Shawn Gordon (Aug 23, 2002, 13:00)
"TheKompany is one of the very few companies creating truly
multi-platform products, even if they are mostly a Linux/KDE
Siliconvalley.Internet.com: Cg Succumbs to OpenGL (Aug 23, 2002, 11:00)
"Graphics chipmaker NVIDIA has been a staunch supporter of
advancing 3D language OpenGL, but has always thought their Cg
Language Specification - C for Graphics is better... But, the Santa
Clara, Calif.-based company is having second thoughts after talking
CNET News: Free Speech, Free Beer and Free Software (Aug 23, 2002, 08:00)
"On the Internet, software wants to be free. But as the Free
Software Foundation and many others point out, the word 'free' here
is not about price; it is about liberty..."
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #56 (Aug 23, 2002, 03:00)
This Week's Summary: Beta 3 Released; Summer Special at
MandrakeStore; Mandrake Receives LSB Certification; Financial
Corner; The Latest MandrakeClub Activities; Star Trek Actor Wil
Wheaton Recommends Mandrake; Business Case of the Week; Software
Linux-Egypt.org: Arabization Contributor and Evangelist: Nadim Shaikli (Aug 23, 2002, 01:00)
"With the current political situation that has enveloped our
Arab and Muslim lands, I was shocked by a couple of experiences in
which I saw foreign companies supposedly upholding security for
Arab companies and governments..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: epic4-script-light (Aug 23, 2002, 00:52)
"All versions of the EPIC script Light prior to 2.7.30p5 (on the
2.7 branch) and prior to 2.8pre10 (on the 2.8 branch) running on
any platform are vulnerable to a remotely-exploitable bug, which
can lead to nearly arbitrary code execution..."