Linux News for Oct 25, 2002
CERT Advisory: Vulnerability in Kerberos Can Lead to Remote System Access (Oct 25, 2002, 20:18)
Kerberos distributions contain a remotely exploitable buffer
overflow in the administration daemon. A remote attacker could
exploit this vulnerability to gain root privileges on a vulnerable
UWB Planet: FCC Says UWB Is Not a Threat to GPS (Oct 25, 2002, 20:07)
Ultrawideband, a wireless technology that would open existing
spectrum for new communications devices, seems to be getting closer
to formal U.S. approval.
The Register: Fabulous Fonts in Linux (Oct 25, 2002, 19:53)
Thomas C. Greene shares his technique for using MS True Type
fonts on KDE.
Silicon.com: Report Predicts Linux Will Dominate Servers by 2009 (Oct 25, 2002, 19:39)
"Linux will be the major server operating system by 2009, at the
expense of proprietary Unix operating systems from HP, IBM and
DesktopLinux: Conferece Planned for Desktop Issues (Oct 25, 2002, 19:32)
A meeting devoted entirely to desktop Linux issues for personal,
business and academic use.
NewsForge: LindowsOS 2.0 Is the Real Thing (Oct 25, 2002, 16:37)
"Lindows has obviously done something right. LindowsOS 2.0 is
fast... The desktop layout is simple enough for the newest of
BusinessWeek: Sun's Tolliver: "It's Brutally Competitive"
(Oct 25, 2002, 15:25)
"The chief strategic officer admits the "heady days" won't
return, but he's sure his outfit will defy rivals and rise
ZDnet News: IBM's "Blue Gene" to run on Linux
(Oct 25, 2002, 15:18)
Linux will be the main operating system for IBM's upcoming
family of "Blue Gene" supercomputers--a major endorsement for the
operating system and the open-source computing model it
InfoWorld: Trustix in Deal with IBM (Oct 25, 2002, 15:00)
A "hardened Red Hat Linux with the look and feel of Microsoft
Windows" will be marketed by IBM.
The Register: SuSE 8.1 Illustrates MS' Fear (Oct 25, 2002, 13:00)
"Anyone wondering why MS execs Steve Ballmer and Brian Valentine
are so bent out of shape about Linux should check out SuSE's most
recent distro, 8.1, for insight..."
LinuxHardware.org: CD Writers of Choice (Oct 25, 2002, 11:00)
LinuxHardware takes a gander at three CD-RW drives to find out
which is the best and which ones will run with Linux.
ARNnet: Cybersource Launches Disk-to-Disk Backup (Oct 25, 2002, 09:00)
"The company has launched a network backup device called
Datasafe, a self-contained server appliance aimed at small and
medium businesses. And like many solutions based on open-source
software, its best attribute is its price..."
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #65 (Oct 25, 2002, 07:00)
This Week's Summary: Upcoming Frankfurt LinuxWorld Expo;
Mandrake in the News; The Latest MandrakeClub Activities; Financial
Corner; Linux Training; Desktop Fun; New Russian Mailing List;
Release Digest: KDE, October 24, 2002 (Oct 25, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Freesplitter 0.2.1, LibChipCard 0.6beta6,
Kconfigure 1.2, GUIPod 0.101, KickPIM 0.2.1, Anthem 0.0.17,
KPrayerTime Applet 0.9.4, Atlantik :: Monopd 0.6.0, MySQL Navigator
1.4.1, Video4Linux Grab 0.1.1, KDE Web Applet 0.6, Direct Connect 4
Linux 0.2beta1, Direct Connect 4 Linux 0.1, kppp_logger 1.9,
WebConfig 1.2, KExchange 0.2.2, and REBECKA 0.9.6.
Release Digest: GNU, October 24, 2002 (Oct 25, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: Libtool 1.4.3.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 24, 2002 (Oct 25, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: libgda 0.8.199, libgnomedb 0.8.199, mergeant
0.8.199, GnomeMeeting 0.94.1, Gnome Pilot 0.1.67, and gNumExp
DesktopLinux.com: Lindows 3.0 Release is Set for Mid-November (Oct 25, 2002, 03:00)
"Lindows.com has announced plans to release the LindowsOS 3.0
Membership Edition in the middle of November. This release is
intended for consumers..."
LinuxPlanet: Book Review: "The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source" (Oct 25, 2002, 01:00)
"Open source has been discussed in recent literature in
sociological essays, political biographies, and techno-treatises
written for geeks. Robert McMillan reviews a new book from Martin
Fink that delves into the business side of open source."