Linux News for Oct 31, 2002
Linux Orbit: Halloween Review: Evil Entity Linux, A Desktop Distribution with Attitude (Oct 31, 2002, 23:59)
A review of a Linux distro that goes bump in the night: "'Many
say, 'MS Windows has won, and the Linux Desktop is dead!' Now the
Linux Desktop is UNDEAD, and it has risen from its crypt in search
of virgin blood. Mortal operating systems will cower before the
beast that has been unleashed upon them. Dismiss the week and
inferior, embrace the Evil and possess your Box with Evil
Entity...'" Happy Halloween! [Insert evil laughter
News.com.au: Linux Outguns Microsoft, Again (Oct 31, 2002, 23:00)
"Listed online casino Lasseters is the latest company dumping
its Microsoft systems and replacing them with Linux..."
Silicon.com: Wal-Mart Adds More Linux to its Line-Up (Oct 31, 2002, 20:30)
Ex-Microsoft employee giving his old boss cause for concern...
US retail giant Wal-Mart has added the Lycoris version of Linux to
its menu of budget PCs..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: heimdal (Oct 31, 2002, 18:49)
"A stack buffer overflow in the kadm_ser_wrap_in function in the
Kerberos v4 administration server was discovered, which is provided
by Heimdal as well..."
SuSE Linux Advisories: syslog-ng, lprng, html2ps (Oct 31, 2002, 18:48)
Two security advisories from SuSE Linux.
Brussels to Spend €250k on Linux Migration Study (Oct 31, 2002, 17:30)
"The European Commission has awarded UK-based consultancy
netproject a €250,000 contract to study the issues of
migrating government computers in member states to a Linux/Open
Siliconvalley.internet.com: Mozilla's Phoenix Reaches Milestone (Oct 31, 2002, 16:00)
"Version 0.4 (code named Oceano) is a leaner and meaner 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..."
Internetnews.com: Yahoo Goes PHP in Open Source Embrace (Oct 31, 2002, 14:30)
"Mega portal Yahoo has switched to the PHP scripting language
for its back-end programming, a decision that's sure to bring
smiles to the faces of open-source advocates..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.45 (Oct 31, 2002, 14:18)
Changelog, link within.
developerWorks: Open Source in the Lab (Oct 31, 2002, 13:00)
"Science and engineering laboratories have long depended on
proprietary products for daily data analysis chores. Now, many labs
are turning to open source products and development languages for
specific technical benefits the conventional products don't give
allAfrica.com: Africa Should Use Open Source, Says Minister (Oct 31, 2002, 11:30)
"In the context of limited financial resources, Africa should
investigate how to better use the opportunities presented by the
emergence of open source software, [South African] Public Service
and Administration minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi said
InfoWorld: JCP Open-Source Upgrade Released (Oct 31, 2002, 10:00)
"Under the new rules, JCP participants are able to implement
compatible Java specifications of their own choosing, including
LinuxDevices.com: EDC Developer Survey: Linux, Windows Neck-and-Neck in Embedded (Oct 31, 2002, 08:30)
"The newest installment of EDC's Embedded Systems Developer
Survey, fielded in July 2002, shows 30.2% of embedded developers
expect to use Linux in their next embedded project, while 16.2% say
they will use Windows CE and another 14.4% say they will use
Windows XP Embedded..."
InternetWire: Zope Corporation Announces Open Source ESI Implementation (Oct 31, 2002, 07:00)
"An upcoming version of Zope will fully support the automatic
generation of ESI directives to take advantage of Squid's
EE Times: Irritation Prompts Engineer to Write Open-Source Tool (Oct 31, 2002, 05:30)
"Engineer Shiv Sikand was so upset with Synchronicity Inc.'s
commercial data management tool that he wrote his own open-source
software to do the job..."
Release Digest: KDE, October 30, 2002 (Oct 31, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: krename 2.4.1, Konserve 0.7.1, Apollo 1.4.2,
and KGIS 0.0.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 30, 2002 (Oct 31, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Glade-- 1.1.2 and gpaint 0.2.2.1.
Computerworld.NZ Open Source Society Elects Councillors Virtually (Oct 31, 2002, 04:00)
"The Open Source Society has elected several councillors ahead
of an annual general meeting and will meet later this week for the
first time to work out the basic society structure..."
LinuxWorld: A Mixed Welcome for Unreal Tournament 2003 on Linux (Oct 31, 2002, 02:30)
"Didn't know about the Linux version of Unreal Tournament 2003,
Epic Games' popular first-person shooter? That's because Epic Games
seems to be keeping quiet about the Linux version's very existence.
Joe Barr examines the mysterious shortcomings that plague what
could have been very cool news for the Linux community..."
The Register: Borland Thinks Mono for Open Source .NET Challenge (Oct 31, 2002, 01:00)
"The next planned release of Borland Software Corp's Kylix
cross-platform development suite could bring Microsoft-style web
services to Linux, helping consolidate the product's early market
Gentoo Secure Linux Advisories: sharutils, pam_ldap (Oct 31, 2002, 00:40)
Two security advisories from Gentoo Secure Linux.