Linux News for Feb 28, 2003
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: tcpdump (Apr 08, 2004, 01:44)
"tcpdump, a tool for network monitoring and data acquisition,
was found to contain two vulnerabilities..."
Computerworld.NZ: Sun Touts StarOffice Upgrade (Feb 28, 2003, 23:30)
"The StarOffice version 6.1 beta programme is due to begin next
week and Sun is seeking small and medium-sized businesses,
developers, system administrators and general users to trial the
VNUnet.com: Whitehall Eyes Open Source for Integration (Feb 28, 2003, 22:00)
"Open source software is gaining ground in local government and
could be the key to overcoming integration issues, say
IDC Releases Server Numbers; IBM, HP Each Claim #1 (Feb 28, 2003, 20:30)
The 4Q and calendar-year server revenue numbers came out today,
with IBM and HP each claiming the number-one spot in as many areas
as they could. In the meantime, Linux came out a big winner with a
41 percent increase in revenue compared to this time last year.
Financial Express: Linux Thrust: Full Utilisation Of Free Software Outlined (Feb 28, 2003, 19:00)
"In what may be bad news for propriety software companies like
Microsoft, the government of India is actively exploring the
possibility of building its information infrastructure on free
(open source) software such as Linux..."
The Register: Beijing Signs MS Deal with Gates, Linux Deal with IBM (Feb 28, 2003, 17:30)
"IBM worldwide seems to have chosen to be bashful about this
one, but it's been released in China, and the start date for the
Linux Center was February 24th, three days ahead of when Bill Gates
himself was scheduled to sign on the dotted line..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: mhc (Feb 28, 2003, 15:59)
"The default temporary directory uses a predictable name. This
adds a vulnerability that allows a local attacker to overwrite
arbitrary files the users has write permissions for..."
XFree86 Version 4.3.0 Released (Feb 28, 2003, 14:30)
"The sixth release in the 4.* series of X Window includes many
new graphics card driver enhancements, automatic mouse protocol
detection (PS2), run-time root window resizing, support for
alpha-blended and animated cursors, and boasts an improved font
server..." Links within.
Linux Journal: Advice for Buying a Linux-Compatible Laptop (Feb 28, 2003, 13:00)
"If you're in the market for a new laptop, here's some advice to
consider before you spend the money..."
Computerworld: Linux Cluster Used to Map Geothermal Energy in Iceland (Feb 28, 2003, 11:00)
"Now the system, which had a total cost of about $100,000, is
successfully helping researchers understand past weather events in
Iceland and learn how the country's topography influences its
Sydney Morning Herald: Making XP Dance with Samba (Feb 28, 2003, 09:00)
"One of the toughies is to get Windows XP desktops and Linux
servers sharing files with each other properly..."
CNET News: Linux Start-up Furthers Windows Plan (Feb 28, 2003, 07:00)
"SWsoft, based in South San Francisco, Calif., currently sells a
version of its Virtuozzo software for Linux. Executives first
revealed their plan to expand to windows in October..."
Release Digest: GNOME, February 27, 2003 (Feb 28, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: totem 0.95.0 and 0.95.1; Whale 0.2;
grdesktop 0.19; and Pan 0.13.4.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: tcpdump (Feb 28, 2003, 01:28)
"Andrew Griffiths and iDEFENSE Labs discovered a problem in
tcpdump, a powerful tool for network monitoring and data
SuSE Linux Advisory: hypermail (Feb 28, 2003, 01:24)
"During an internal source code review done by Thomas Biege
several bugs where found in hypermail and its tools..."
Reuters: Sony Unit to Support Butterfly.Net Gaming Grid (Feb 28, 2003, 01:00)
A grid that will support over one million players, all running