Linux News for Sep 24, 2002
Linux Orbit: OEone HomeBase DESKTOP: A New Experience for Linux Desktop Computing (Sep 24, 2002, 23:30)
"Not to be forgotten, OEone recently announced that their
HomeBase DESKTOP product is now compatible with Red Hat 7.3. Since
that is the current Linux distribution that I run, I thought I'd
give their product a test drive..."
Tonight Live: We Are Back From the Dead with Pony Based Ring Ethernet and Linux (Sep 24, 2002, 22:00)
"In particular, we will talk MORE about Linux Desktops including
a first look at Red Hats new desktop. NEXT WEEK we will do a
complete review of both 7.3 and the NEW beta that is starting to
show up on the mirrors, but tonight we will take a first
Scientific American: Computers for the Third World (Sep 24, 2002, 20:30)
"It doesn't look like much. A drab, gray piece of plastic, about
five inches long and three inches wide. A black-and-white screen,
three inches by two inches, showing a few simple snippets of text.
And yet this nondescript little [Linux-based] computer may hold the
key to bringing information technology to Third World
Salon.com: Building the Underground Computer Railroad (Sep 24, 2002, 19:45)
"Anti-globalization activists in Oakland, Calif., are recycling
old machines, loading them with free software and shipping them off
CNET News: Lab to Sample Linux for Weapons Work (Sep 24, 2002, 19:00)
"Los Alamos National Laboratory is buying a $6 million,
2,048-processor Linux supercomputer to run its nuclear weapons
simulation software, an effort that will test the limits of these
less expensive megamachines..."
Lindows Strikes Deal with Netscape (Sep 24, 2002, 17:30)
"After shutting down Microsoft's appeal against them earlier
this year, Lindows.com is teaming up with another of the Redmond
software giants adversaries to bring a Web Browser to Lindows' new
SCO Leader Promotes Open Source to UK Business Forum (Sep 24, 2002, 17:30)
"Speaking on the growing trend of Open Source software use in
government, McBride presented ideas on how governments can
modernize their IT environments, while considering all of the
advantages and issues with using Open Source and proprietary
software..." Press release within.
Vnunet: Two on New Slapper Worm Developments (Sep 24, 2002, 15:47)
A suspect has been arrested for alledgedly authoring the
original Slapper worm. But, apparently, a two new variants have
shown up in the wild as well. Two stories within.
Mozilla.org: New Mozilla-Based Phoenix Browser Released (Sep 24, 2002, 14:30)
"Phoenix is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component, similar
to Galeon, K-Meleon and Chimera, but written using the XUL user
interface language and designed to be cross-platform..."
Linux Journal: Software Freedom for Macedonia? (Sep 24, 2002, 13:00)
"David Sugar, maintainer of GNU Bayonne, pushes a Russian car
into the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, and reports on the
state of the free software movement there..."
ExtremeTech: Red Hat's Heresy (Sep 24, 2002, 11:30)
"Red Hat, to its credit and to the utter annoyance of some Linux
purists, has engaged in a bold experiment: to produce a simple and
easy to use desktop..."
GrepLaw.org: Don Marti on Free Software, Patents and the Internet (Sep 24, 2002, 10:00)
"Don Marti is the editor of LinuxJournal and the mastermind
behind the Burnallgifs campaign. He has strong views on free
software, software patentability and the freedom of the Internet.
Marti should personally be featured in any encylopedia under
'geektivism'. Greplaw has picked Don Martis brain..."
Kernel Traffic #185 By Zack Brown (Sep 24, 2002, 08:30)
The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel mailing
Kernel Cousin Wine #136 By Brian Vincent (Sep 24, 2002, 07:00)
The latest message traffic for Wine development.
AbiWord Weekly News #110 by Eric A. Zen (Sep 24, 2002, 05:30)
News from AbiWord, including a special announcement...
Release Digest: GNOME, September 23, 2002 (Sep 24, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GStreamer 0.4.1, Sodipodi 0.26, GARNOME
0.17.0, gcompris 1.2.0, DiaSCE 1.2, Gnome Clipboard Manager
Kernel Cousin GNUe #47 (Sep 24, 2002, 04:00)
The latest news from the GNUe project.
SABCnews.com: Shuttleworth Open Source Project at Standstill (Sep 24, 2002, 02:30)
"Schooltool, the open source schools administration project
started by the Shuttleworth Foundation, has been in limbo since its
suspension almost three months ago..."
Mandrake Linux Advisories: glibc, tcl/tk (Sep 24, 2002, 00:59)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
Conectiva Linux Advisory: xchat (Sep 24, 2002, 00:58)
"XChat prior to version 1.8.9 has a vulnerability that may
allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands in the IRC