Linux News for Dec 21, 2002
KDE Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities (Dec 21, 2002, 21:32)
"In some instances KDE fails to properly quote parameters of
instructions passed to a command shell for execution..."
LinuxWorld: LinuX-Mas Caroling We Shall Go (Dec 21, 2002, 13:00)
Christmas carols a'la Tux from the stylings of "St. Nicholas
Petreley." Brace yourself.
InfoWorld: Annual Scorecard (Dec 21, 2002, 11:30)
"First, I predicted that Apache would finally be recognized as
the de facto corporate Web server. Although it's the server of
choice in many prominent organizations, some still staunchly hold
to IIS. Nevertheless, Apache is a big dog in the yard..."
LinuxWorld: Seeing Through the Linux-Windows TCO Comparisons (Dec 21, 2002, 10:00)
"Help for managers who want to undertake their own TCO study. We
look at three current real-world scenarios to learn what elements
should be included in TCO calculations..."
ZDNet Australia: Linux or Windows? You Decide (Dec 21, 2002, 08:30)
"We receive e-mail every week from sys admins fighting the open
source cause (though often at the same time forced to work with
Windows or Solaris, for example), or others who are happy with
their Microsoft environments and telling everyone else to grow
Help Net Security: Security Year in Review: VPNs and Firewalls (Dec 21, 2002, 07:00)
"With many new and improved products on the market, this has
been a good year for designing VPNs and deploying firewalls. Here's
an overview of happenings during 2002..."
LinuxDevices: An Introduction to the MeshBox (Dec 21, 2002, 04:00)
"Originally released as a bootable CDROM called 'MeshAP,'
MeshBox is now implemented as an under-32MB system image which can
fit within a small CompactFlash card..."
DistroWatch: A User Review of Slackware Linux 8.1 (Dec 21, 2002, 02:30)
"As mentioned before, Slackware is not for the absolute newbie.
It can be used by the average user who would experience a steep
learning curve and begin to understand the processes of
NewsForge: A Low-Cost, Linux-based Conference Registration System (Dec 21, 2002, 01:00)
"This is not communism, even though some proprietary software
boosters want you to believe communism is the predominant economic
theory behind Linux and Open Source. Rather, this is capitalism in
its purest form, specifically of the 'find a need and fill it'