Linux News for Dec 12, 2002
Computerworld.NZ: The Ultimate D-I-Y PC (Dec 12, 2002, 23:30)
Olliver pointed out that stereolithography already allows
three-dimensional printing of tangible objects... That brings to
mind the concept of open source hardware, Olliver says. 'One day, I
may be able to print my own PC...'
The Register: All Bugs are Created Equal (Dec 12, 2002, 22:00)
"Security tools vendor ISS has promised to handle security
vulnerabilities affecting open source and Windows platforms the
same way following criticism of its premature disclosure of open
source security problems..."
Red Hat Linux Advisory: apache, httpd, mod_ssl (Dec 12, 2002, 21:54)
"Updated apache and httpd packages which fix a number of
security issues are now available for Red Hat Linux 6.2, 7, 7.1,
7.2, 7.3, and 8.0..."
LinuxPlanet: Linux in the Enterprise Closer Than You Think (Dec 12, 2002, 20:30)
Meeting and greeting members of the corporate community has
given Linux Today editor Brian Proffitt a new perspective on what's
needed in the enterprise. More applications? Better support?
Stronger education? Maybe so. Or maybe Linux just needs a clearer
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: perl, perl-5.004, perl-5.005 (Dec 12, 2002, 20:26)
"A security hole has been discovered in Safe.pm which is used in
all versions of Perl..."
Computerworld: Post-Microsoft, Quantum's Belluzzo Free to Tout Linux (Dec 12, 2002, 19:00)
"I wasn't a believer in Linux at Microsoft--I couldn't be a
believer at Microsoft. But Linux is clearly the biggest competitive
challenge that Microsoft has ever faced..."
LinuxWorld: Does the U.S. Government Have an Open-Source Security Plan? (Dec 12, 2002, 17:30)
"Robert McMillan talks to Marc Sachs of the White House
Cyberspace Security Office about the current and future role of
open-source technologies in U.S. government departments..."
CNET News: Nvidia Software Gets Cozier with Linux (Dec 12, 2002, 16:00)
"Graphics chip leader Nvidia has enhanced the software that
makes the company's chips work with Linux PCs..."
Yahoo News India: Big Blue Counters Gates' Offer for Indian Software (Dec 12, 2002, 14:30)
"After Microsoft chairman Bill Gates' lavish offerings for
health, education and proprietary software, his company's biggest
competitor IBM has offered to transform India into a software
industry hub if it adopts the open source standard..."
iTWeb: UWC to Push Open Source Approach (Dec 12, 2002, 13:00)
"The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has received a grant
of $50 000 (R450 000) from USAID to help it establish an open
source component in its African Virtual Open Initiatives and
Resources (AVOIR) project..."
AME Info: Jordan Promotes Technology Innovation--Hosts Open Source Software Workshop (Dec 12, 2002, 11:30)
"The awareness-building workshop will take place on December 15
and 16 in Amman, under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Fawaz H. Zu'bi,
Minister of Information and Communications Technology..."
Viper's Lair: How to Setup a Linux Router/Firewall (Dec 12, 2002, 10:00)
"This is a small guide written to guide you on your journey of
setting up a Linux router/firewall. It'll allow you to share your
Internet connection and provide some protection to your home
developerWorks: Developing Grid Computing Applications, Part 2 (Dec 12, 2002, 08:30)
"Part 1 of this article introduced the basic idea of Grid
computing and the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA), as well
as some ideas for OGSA enhancements using advanced Web Services
technologies. In this article, Liang-Jie Zhang, Qun Zhou, and
Jen-Yao Chung continue with an introduction to a Grid solution
architecture that includes both a logical and physical Grid-based
Grid solution sphere. They will also use StockQuoteGrid to
illustrate how to develop and invoke a Grid service with the Globus
Linux Magazine [Germany]: Workstation Video Adapter ATI FireGL X1 Tested (Dec 12, 2002, 07:00)
"On November 13th ATI launched a new generation graphics adapter
based on the FGL-9700 chipset. Linux Magazine took up an exclusive
invitation to test a pre-release version -- and soon had the
chipset fired up on Linux..."
Linux Orbit: Sharing Broadband Internet Access with SmoothWall 0.9.9 (Dec 12, 2002, 05:30)
"So, you want to share your Internet connection with more than
one computer in your house, and you want it to be secure. You're in
the right place. SmoothWall 0.9.9 (the latest free release) is a
small Linux operating system that allows you to do that, and much
Release Digest: KDE, December 11, 2002 (Dec 12, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KricketScoreboard 0.2, KickPIM 0.4.1, KS8085
0.9.0, QtMyAdmin 0.4.5, kmrml 0.3.2, Logiq 1.0.1, KRunning 0.3.0,
GunStamp 1.0, Kig 0.3.0, KPhone 2.1, Xykron 2.0.1, Protux ::
MustuxLib 0.16.0pre1, Protux 0.16.0pre1, QHacc :: KHacc 1.2, QHacc
2.5, KBabel 1.0, KricketScoreboard 0.2, and KickPIM 0.4.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, December 11, 2002 (Dec 12, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GStreamer 0.5.0, Pango-1.1.5, libgda 0.9.0,
libgnomedb 0.9.0, mergeant 0.9.0, and GNOME-Media 2.1.3.
Computerworld: Gateway to Offer Grid Computing Service with Store PCs (Dec 12, 2002, 04:00)
"Customers can submit jobs through a Web-based application to a
central [Red Hat Linux] server, which will then scan Gateway's
network of PCs to look for opportunities to use untapped processing
NewsFactor: A Look at Xandros (Dec 12, 2002, 02:30)
"Now that Xandros has gotten out of the gate, the company is
gunning primarily for the corporate market--and not just in the
Mandrake Linux Advisory: wget (Dec 12, 2002, 02:17)
"A vulnerability in all versions of wget prior to and including
1.8.2 was discovered by Steven M. Christey..."
Vallejo News: TECH@HOME: Three Days of the Desktop (Dec 12, 2002, 01:00)
"The challenge seemed simple: Convert a mainstream,
family-oriented Windows PC to use the Linux OS without sacrificing
the functionality of the original system..."