Linux News for Sep 27, 2002
Release Digest: GNU, September 27, 2002 (Sep 27, 2002, 23:30)
Today's GNU app: Automake 1.7.
Release Digest: GNOME, September 27, 2002 (Sep 27, 2002, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: Quick Lounge 0.93 and GTK+ C++ Object
Development Environment 1.0 Beta-4.
LinuxPlanet: First Look: UnitedLinux Open Beta is Here (Sep 27, 2002, 22:00)
With very little fanfare, the first open beta of UnitedLinux 1.0
is now ready for download. That's if you can get it. Download
access is spotty as users try to get their hands on the new
enterprise-oriented collaborative distribution. Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols got a hold of a copy and filed this initial preview
ZDNet Australia: Will Open Source Kill Off the CMS Money Pit? (Sep 27, 2002, 20:30)
"Open source gurus comment on content management system
enterprise adoption, the effects of OSS, and understanding
NewsForge: Accounting Software Company Sees Linux Demand from Clients Wary of Microsoft (Sep 27, 2002, 19:00)
"ACCPAC International received little attention when it released
its mid-range enterprise accounting package for the Linux desktop a
month ago, but company officials believe the move will pay off in
the form of more customers..."
Gentoo Linux Advisories: dietlibc, glibc (Sep 27, 2002, 18:52)
Two security advisories from Gentoo Linux.
Computerworld Hong Kong: HP Ramping Up for Linux Support (Sep 27, 2002, 17:30)
"Recognizing the rising popularity of Linux and the business
opportunities it presents, Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to train 5,000
current support staff in the particulars of the open-source
platform, an HP official said at the HP World 2002 Conference &
PR: UnitedLinux 1.0 Beta Version Available for Download (Sep 27, 2002, 16:00)
"The UnitedLinux 1.0 open beta source code is now available for
download at no charge..." Press release within.
MSNBC: The World's First AOL Computer? (Sep 27, 2002, 14:30)
"This computer could turn out to be a very big deal. Not so much
because it's the first under-$200 new PC to hit the marketplace or
because it runs a version of Linux which can run some Windows
programs--but because the idea had been embraced by the number one
Linux Journal: VxWorks to Embedded Linux: A Success Story (Sep 27, 2002, 13:00)
"Until last year, our lectures and lab sessions were based on a
commercial real-time operating system. Now we use Linux, and this
fact has opened our minds and given us possibilities for a future
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: glibc (Sep 27, 2002, 12:50)
"Wolfram Gloger discovered that the bugfix from DSA 149-1
unintentially replaced potential integer overflows in connection
with malloc() with more likely divisions by zero. This called for
Salon.com: Profits from Piracy (Sep 27, 2002, 11:00)
"Evidence is mounting that cracking down on software copyright
infringement may not be good for business. Case study: Microsoft in
China." And how open source fits into the equation.
CrossNodes: Remote Control for Everybody: VNC Crosses Networks and Platforms (Sep 27, 2002, 09:00)
"But wait, you say, what about the X protocol itself? X is nice,
it has been called a network protocol that draws pictures. However
it is bandwidth-hungry, and works best on Unix machines..."
Release Digest: GNOME, September 26, 2002 (Sep 27, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: netspeed_applet 0.5.
LinuxWorld: How to get IBM ViaVoice Dictation Running on Red Hat 7.3 (Sep 27, 2002, 03:00)
"The boxed version of IBM's ViaVoice Dictation for Linux is one
of the most poorly delivered commercial offerings I have seen for
Linux or any other platform. If you need voice recognition
software, get Mandrake or SuSE, which bundle ViaVoice
MacCentral: Apple Open-Sources Rendezvous, Offers New Darwin Build (Sep 27, 2002, 01:00)
"The company hopes that by releasing the source code to the open
source community, it will hasten support for the technology..."