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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 peek..."

  • 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 countries..."

  • 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 to Ecuador."

  • 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 OS..."

  • 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 list.

  • 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 2.0.1

  • 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[1] that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands in the IRC client context..."