Linux News for Nov 14, 2002
LinuxWorld: Linus Torvalds Answers 10 Goofy Questions (Nov 14, 2002, 23:30)
"Here are ten questions Doc Searls, Phil Hughes and the rest of
the gang really wanted answered on the Linux Lunacy Geek Cruise but
were afraid to ask..."
Transgaming: WineX 2.2.1 Release (Nov 14, 2002, 22:00)
"The WineX 2.2.1 update is based on our stable 2.0 development
branch, and fixes problems with some Linux distributions such as
Debian Unstable that use the newly updated glibc 2.3
ZDNet: Oracle's Jarvis: Unplugged--But Not Unarmed (Nov 14, 2002, 20:30)
OracleWorld: "In fact, computer executives
sometimes sound like trash-talking NBA stars, sticking it to their
competitors with in-your-face comments..." An interview with Oracle
Chief Marketing Officer Mark Jarvis within.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-rc1-ac2 (Nov 14, 2002, 20:27)
Changelog, links within.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: bind (Nov 14, 2002, 20:25)
"Circumstancial evidence suggests that the Internet Software
Consortium (ISC), maintainers of BIND, was made aware of these
issues in mid-October. Distributors of Open Source operating
systems, including Debian, were notified of these vulnerabilities
via CERT about 12 hours before the release of the advisories on
Mandrake Linux Advisory: bind (Nov 14, 2002, 20:24)
"Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the BIND8 DNS server
by ISS (Internet Security Services), including a remotely
exploitable buffer overflow..."
Two on the Predicted Fate of Unix (Nov 14, 2002, 19:00)
OracleWorld: Two stories out of OracleWorld
today are casting Linux as the successor of commerical Unix. See
what Dell and Oracle are both predicting within.
Editor's Note: Linux Today Hosts New Enterprise Linux Forum (Nov 14, 2002, 17:30)
We're hitting the road and setting up shop in Boston to provide
real solutions to real business and enterprise problems.
Wired: Bracing for MS Patent Suit Attack (Nov 14, 2002, 16:00)
"Hackers like Jeremy Allison would rather pore over source code
than legal documents, but the recent Microsoft antitrust settlement
decision has the Samba leader thinking about lawsuits. Patent
Yahoo/AP: Microsoft Drowns Out Other Options (Nov 14, 2002, 14:30)
Bill Gates is not the only player who's visited India of late;
Richard Stallman visited that nation earlier this month.
Unfortunately, RMS' message has been lost in the noise of Microsoft
Trojan Found in libpcap and tcpdump (Nov 14, 2002, 14:26)
"Members of The Houston Linux Users Group discovered that the
newest sources of libpcap and tcpdump available from tcpdump.org
were contaminated with trojan code..."
SuSE Linux Advisory: bind8 (Nov 14, 2002, 14:22)
"The security research company ISS (Internet Security Services)
has discovered several vulnerabilities in the BIND8 name server,
including a remotely exploitable buffer overflow..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.5.47-ac3 (Nov 14, 2002, 13:28)
Changelog, link within.
DesktopLinux: Film Gimp--Lights, Camera, Linux! (Nov 14, 2002, 11:00)
"Film Gimp is a popular open source tool in feature motion
pictures. It has been used in Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter, Stuart
Little, and other films. Robin Rowe answers some questions about
the progress of Film Gimp and other projects..."
LinuxGuru: Structured Editing in Emacs (Nov 14, 2002, 09:00)
"I recently tried LyX with Docbook and I think that this
approach also has a lot of future and facilitates the transition
from WYSIWYG to the structured way of thinking for most users.
Nevertheless, it will never give you the liberty, the power, and
flexibility of using a tool like Emacs + PSGML, especially if you
have a programming background..."
developerWorks: Developing LSB-certified Applications (Nov 14, 2002, 07:00)
"The Linux Standard Base is a big step toward ensuring binary
compatibility among Linux applications, and it should greatly
reduce the amount of testing and validation required for operation
on multiple platforms. In five straightforward steps, George Kraft,
chairman of the Linux Standard Base, shows you how to build an
Release Digest: GNOME, November 13, 2002 (Nov 14, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: GEDCOM Viewer 1.0.0.
Release Digest: KDE, November 13, 2002 (Nov 14, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Qt 3.1.0, Design Recovery Tool 0.1.9, KLines2
0.1, KKBSwitch 1.2, KBirthday 0.5.1, qGo 0.0.13, and distcc
Computing (UK): Linux Adds More Tools to Desktop (Nov 14, 2002, 03:00)
"Suse's small-business product, Linux Office Desktop, will ship
in January, offering lower costs, greater security and vendor
LinuxLookup: Embedded Linux: What, Where and Wow! (Nov 14, 2002, 01:00)
"But how does the common man use the computer? Making it cheap
and inexpensive got all the customers it could. Now something more
radical was required. Enter Embedded Computers..."
Mandrake Linux Advisory: bind (Jun 05, 2002, 13:48)
"A vulnerability was discovered in the BIND9 DNS server in
versions prior to 9.2.1..."