Linux News for Feb 18, 2003
The Register: Motorola Gambles Big on Linux, Sinocapitalism (Feb 18, 2003, 23:30)
"Inspired or insane, you'll have to decide, but Motorola
yesterday vowed to make Linux the mainstay of its low and midrange
Mandrake Linux Advisories: pam, apcupsd (Feb 18, 2003, 23:26)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
Tonight Live: We Open For Business, Plus Is Disney a Hypocrite? (Feb 18, 2003, 22:00)
"In particular, Manpower Shortages in the Linux Industry, a new
Gnome, whats up with the movie biz...?"
internetnews.com: Web Services Authentication Takes Leap Forward (Feb 18, 2003, 20:30)
"The OASIS standards consortium Tuesday took another leap
forward toward securing Web services with the ratification of
Extensible Access Control Markup Language 1.0 (XACML) as an OASIS
DesktopLinux.com: NeTraverse: Moving Windows Users to Desktop Linux (Feb 18, 2003, 19:00)
"In this DesktopLinux.com interview, NeTraverse's CEO Jim Curtin
explains how Win4Lin helps move Windows users to Desktop Linux.
Curtin also offers his view on why IT managers should use migration
strategies in a move to Linux, examine the value proposition of
Linux, and discusses what the future holds for the desktop..."
SuSE Linux Advisories: imp, mod_php4 (Feb 18, 2003, 18:56)
Two security advisories from SuSE Linux.
NewsForge: A Review of SuSE Linux Office Desktop (Feb 18, 2003, 17:00)
"If there is one thing I can say about SuSE Linux, it's that
they know how to put together a desktop distro. This has been
evident for quite some time, and nothing has changed..."
CRN: Linux: 'Consistency' is Our Goal, Says IBM Exec (Feb 18, 2003, 15:00)
"The reason IBM dedicates those resources is that 'we want to
promote keeping Linux consistent,' Sarsgard said, and to see that
the best enhancements and updates go into the Linux kernel..."
Linux Journal: 3-in-1: Mini Book Reviews (Feb 18, 2003, 13:00)
"This time around, I've got three titles to tell you about:
Extending and Embedding Perl, LDAP Programming,
Management, and Integration and An Introduction to
Programming in Emacs Lisp, 2nd Edition..."
InfoWorld: Method to its Madness (Feb 18, 2003, 11:00)
"If IBM, Hewlett-Packard, or Microsoft chuckle at Sun's mad
R&D scramble, customers should ask Sun's competitors why
they're not doing the same thing..."
O'Reilly.net: Creating Your Own CA (Feb 18, 2003, 09:00)
"Become your own Certificate Authority, and sign your own--or
NewsForge: Film Gimp Continues Hollywood Takeover (Feb 18, 2003, 07:00)
"Film Gimp has recently been adopted by ComputerCafe, the fourth
motion picture studio to use it in making feature films..."
Release Digest: KDE, February 17, 2003 (Feb 18, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KMess 1.0rc1, CD Bake Oven 2.0beta2,
MosfetImagePart 0.2.1, and Space Hulk 1.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, February 17, 2003 (Feb 18, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: FieryFilter 0.4, gNumExp 0.6.0, and
InfoWorld: New Day for Linux on the Desktop (Feb 18, 2003, 03:00)
"It started off as a conference about the Linux desktop. In the
end, it may be considered the event that accomplished its goal in
spite of itself..."
Wired: Data Flood Feeds Need for Speed (Feb 18, 2003, 01:00)
Internet2 speed records get blown away. And Linux plays a part
Gentoo Linux Advisory: syslinux (Feb 18, 2003, 00:42)
"'Security flaws have been found in the SYSLINUX installer when
running setuid root...'"