Linux News for Feb 27, 2003
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: traceroute-nanog (Jul 14, 2003, 10:08)
"traceroute-nanog, an enhanced version of the common traceroute
program, contains an integer overflow bug which could be exploited
to execute arbitrary code..."
Triangle Business Journal: Red Hat Leads Way in Cost Cuts (Feb 27, 2003, 23:30)
"In 2000, according to cost management index calculations, [Red
Hat] was shelling out $1.30 in operating costs for every dollar of
revenue it was generating. By 2002, the firm was spending 96 cents
for every dollar of revenue..."
siliconvalley.internet.com: Socket Helps Connect Linux-based PDA (Feb 27, 2003, 22:00)
"The partnership guarantees that Newark, Calif.-based Socket's
CompactFlash plug-in accessories are compatible with Sharp's
Linux-based family of PDAs..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21pre4-ac7 (Feb 27, 2003, 21:48)
Changelog, link within.
DesktopLinux.com: CollegeLinux: Learning the Linux Way (Feb 27, 2003, 20:30)
"...Jill Ratkevic speaks with Professor David Costa, Dean of
Robert Kennedy College (RKC) in Switzerland about his school's
newly released Desktop Linux offering--'CollegeLinux'..."
The Creative Penguin: The GNOME Art Duo Speak (Feb 27, 2003, 19:00)
"...[W]e continue our Creative Penguin series in a discussion
with Tuomas 'Tigert' Kuosmanen and Jakub 'Jimmac' Steiner of
Ximian. If you've ever admired the beautiful artwork of GNOME,
these are the gentlemen responsible for it..."
LinuxWorld: A Strategic Comparison of Windows vs. Unix, version 2.0 (Feb 27, 2003, 17:30)
"[Paul] Murphy's October 2001 TCO analysis generated much reader
comment. In this article, the first installment in a two-part
series, he revisits the Linux-versus-Windows decision for the
faculty of a small college or university..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: traceroute-nanog (Feb 27, 2003, 17:24)
"A vulnerability has been discovered in NANOG traceroute, an
enhanced version of the Van Jacobson/BSD traceroute program. A
buffer overflow occurs in the 'get_origin()' function..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: JBoss Founder: Time is Now for Open-Source Application Servers (Feb 27, 2003, 16:00)
"When people look at open-source, they feel like they need
permission to use open-source. That's because of the fact that
there is some porting involved. This is a problem..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.21-pre5 (Feb 27, 2003, 13:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Linux Journal: Installing Slash for a Private Project (Feb 27, 2003, 13:00)
"If you've thought about using Slash for a personal project,
read this first, and learn from Paul's frustrations and
PR: Qt Used to Develop Adobe Photoshop Album (Feb 27, 2003, 12:00)
"Trolltech has announced that Adobe System's new product, Adobe
Photoshop Album, was developed using Trolltech's Qt, a
multiplatform C++ development framework..." Press release
MacOPINION: Is The $799 Lindows Mobile PC A Credible Challenger To The $999 iBook? (Feb 27, 2003, 11:00)
"At 2.9 pounds, the Lindows Mobile PC is definitely an
affordable ultra-light laptop, but does it offer as good a value as
a new $999 iBook or even a $799 or $899 refurbished Apple
Business Standard: Linux Seen Grabbing 10% of India's Desktops (Feb 27, 2003, 10:00)
"That would mean that, of the MAIT projected sales of 2 million
desktop PCs in India, Linux would have a market share of 10 per
cent in the desktop segment..."
DesktopLinux.com: A Practical Guide to Get Started Using Linux (Feb 27, 2003, 09:00)
"Wily Yuen has authored a great overview for getting started
using Linux on your PC. Yuen, a Linux user since July, points to
key applications and tools that will help you enhance your user
experience. The guide that follows is a great addition to your
bookmarks as a reference guide to using Desktop Linux..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Windows-to-Linux on the Desktop Has Its Drawbacks (Feb 27, 2003, 08:00)
"Organizing a conference around moving from Windows to Linux on
the desktop may be easier than actually making the switch, at least
that was the sentiment expressed by many panelists and attendees at
the Desktop Linux Summit 2003..."
NewsForge: SCO Offers Linux and UNIX Courseware For Sale to All (Feb 27, 2003, 07:00)
"SCO announced that anyone can now purchase the company's Linux
and UNIX courseware for the purpose of conducting training and
certification, but only 'authorized partners' will get the best
deals..." [Editor's Note: This is the 5,000th story that I have
posted on Linux Today. Thanks to all who helped! -BKP]
developerWorks: Grid Job Submission using the Java CoG Kit (Feb 27, 2003, 06:00)
"Computer Grids will create a powerful pool of computing
resources capable of running the most demanding scientific and
engineering applications required by researchers and businesses
today. The objective of this article is to describe the basics of
job submission against computer Grids using the Java CoG
Financial Express: Red Hat In Talks With Infosys For Linux-based Finnacle (Feb 27, 2003, 04:00)
"Red Hat India, a joint venture between US-based Red Hat and
Clover Technologies, is in talks with software major Infosys for
porting its banking application Finnacle to Linux..."
Computerworld.NZ: NZOSS Incorporation Closer (Feb 27, 2003, 03:00)
"The Open Source Society (NZOSS) will be incorporated by the
time of its inaugural annual general meeting on March 15..."
Linux Journal: Roll Your Own $450 Linux Box (Feb 27, 2003, 02:00)
"This machine isn't the Ultimate Linux Box, however; this is
simply something you can use to get on the Web, do your taxes and
maybe play a game or two of TuxRacer..."
Mandrake Linux Advisories: webmin, shadow-utils (Feb 27, 2003, 01:59)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
CNET News: Intel Gets Inside Life Sciences (Feb 27, 2003, 01:00)
"'Buying an Intel-based cluster running Linux gives us more bang
for the buck, plus we have access to the plethora of open-source
software developed for this environment,' Fred Hickernell,
professor at Hong Kong Baptist University's Department of
Stuff: Falling in Love With the Penguin (Feb 27, 2003, 00:00)
"It may offend die-hard computer geeks, but the future of Linux
probably rests with corporations and other large organisations,
where the heftiest spending and staffing decisions are made and the
fate of computer IT is often decided..."