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Linux News for Feb 14, 2003

  • Release Digest: KDE, February 14, 2003 (Feb 14, 2003, 23:30)
    Today's KDE apps: Licq 1.2.4, KSteak 0.9.3, PerlQt 3.006, Gwenview 0.16.2, KMySQLAdmin 0.6.2, KPilot 4.3.7, Kcube 0.61, krename 2.5.2, and KnetmonApplet 0.6.7.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, February 14, 2003 (Feb 14, 2003, 23:30)
    Today's GNOME app: netRhythmbox 0.4.5.

  • Release Digest: General, February 14, 2003 (Feb 14, 2003, 23:30)
    Today's general apps: Open Webmail 1.90 and Zope 2.6.1.

  • Linux Journal: It's Time for CodeCon 2.0 (Feb 14, 2003, 22:00)
    "CodeCon is back. CodeCon 2.0, brought to you by San Francisco Bay Area technologists Bram Cohen and Len Sassaman, is a unique conference that showcases active, working software development projects..."

  • Wired: Conversation With Marc Andreessen (Feb 14, 2003, 20:30)
    "In a Wired News Q&A, the Netscape co-founder and current chairman of IT outsourcing-provider Opsware chats about where Internet navigation is headed, why he stopped using IE, and what he would do differently if he re-created the browser..."

  • DistroWatch: Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 2 - Mandrake Linux for the Rest of Us (Feb 14, 2003, 19:00)
    "For the last few weeks I have been reporting on the development cycle of Mandrake 9.1. Then, the presence of an ISO image for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 1 piqued my curiosity, and some days later two ISO images for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 2 were made available on the various Mandrake mirrors..."

  • Baseline: Red Hat Professional Services: The RH Factor (Feb 14, 2003, 17:30)
    "When you're a company that sells open-source code, it can be difficult to differentiate yourself from competitors. Recognizing this challenge, Red Hat launched its own professional services organization about a year-and-a-half ago to improve its value proposition..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: w3m, w3m-ssl (Feb 14, 2003, 17:29)
    "The w3m browser does not properly escape HTML tags in frame contents and img alt attributes. A malicious HTML frame or img alt attribute may deceive a user to send his local cookies which are used for configuration..."

  • OfB.biz: Lindows at the Showdown (Feb 14, 2003, 16:00)
    "Lindows has aimed to become the GNU/Linux distribution for anyone coming from Windows to Linux (hence the name). They have, without a doubt, pushed the envelope for marketing and pushed the operating system into the mainstream media and retailers. Still, does LindowsOS have what it takes to be the victor of the Penguin Shootout...?"

  • CNET News: Java Servers Feel the Open-Source Heat (Feb 14, 2003, 14:30)
    "Open-source software has already shaken up the operating systems business. Now, Java server software makers are feeling the heat..."

  • NewsFactor: Perl Features of the Future - Part 2 (Feb 14, 2003, 13:00)
    "Perl 6 development has been slowed somewhat by a lack of money. Although Perl is an open source project, some key team members have been making a living by working on it--but that era may be ending..."

  • LinuxWorld: Secret Microsoft Plot to Promote Open Source Exposed! (Feb 14, 2003, 11:00)
    "I believe I have stumbled upon two of Microsoft's most-startling and best-kept secrets, the ramifications of which for Linux and open source are profound..."

  • NewsForge: Open Source in Mexico - Part Two (Feb 14, 2003, 09:00)
    "Many of the educators I met in Mexico told me they see Linux and Open Source as a way to bring 21st Century technical employment opportunities to all Mexicans, not just to the upper classes..."

  • LWN.net: OpenOffice.org Conference 2003 (Feb 14, 2003, 07:00)
    "Meet the community, users, and OpenOffice.org sponsors at the first OpenOffice.org Conference..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, February 13, 2003 (Feb 14, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: Qt 3.0.7, KDevelop 2.1.5, Qastrocam 20030128, Kydpdict 0.3.3, distcc 1.1, MuseScore 0.0.6, KMovisto 0.5.0, KCDLabel 2.11, Mango 0.24, Yammi 0.8.0beta, KMon 0.3, LibChipCard :: KDE 0.7.5, Kcube 0.6, and kdeaccessibility 0.9.1.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, February 13, 2003 (Feb 14, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME app: screem 0.6.0.

  • Computerworld.NZ: Government Talks to MS about Source Code Offer (Feb 14, 2003, 03:00)
    "The New Zealand government has started discussions with Microsoft about gaining access to the source code of its Windows products as part of a new programme aimed at easing country-level concerns about the software's security..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: util-linux (Feb 14, 2003, 02:59)
    "The util-linux packages that were distributed with Mandrake Linux 8.2 and 9.0 had a patch that made it use /dev/urandom instead of /dev/random, which resulted in the mcookie being more predictable than it would otherwise be..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.2.24-rc3 (Feb 14, 2003, 02:58)
    Changelog, link within.

  • IDG.net.nz: Open Source Library System a Welcome Gift (Feb 14, 2003, 01:00)
    "Libraries seeking to save on the cost of proprietary library systems are turning to a maturing open source alternative called Koha, originally developed by New Zealand firm Katipo Communications..."