Linux News for Mar 18, 2003
SearchEnterpriseLinux: The Wrong Choice: Company Rejects Linux, Learns a Lesson (Mar 18, 2003, 23:00)
"Charged with implementing an application server that ran on
both Linux and Windows 2000, webmaster Joe Sechman immediately
chose Linux. Unfortunately, Sechman, who works for a large
organization he preferred not to name, couldn't persuade his
company's executives to back his choice..."
Tonight Live: While War Looms, Open Source Makes Big Strides in US State Legislations (Mar 18, 2003, 22:00)
"News includes: The egov open source conference, FCC follow up,
Microsoft Vs Linux Numbers debunked, more SCO, and way more..."
LinuxPlanet: User Mode Linux: Coming to a Kernel Near You, Part 2 (Mar 18, 2003, 21:00)
"In Part 1 of this article, we took a closer look at UML, how it
works, and the pros and cons involved in determining if this
upcoming kernel feature is for you. Now we continue our look at UML
with examining how to connect UML to the outside world and
polishing your UML configuration..."
Boston Globe: Finding More Than 'Free Love' at Open Source's Core (Mar 18, 2003, 20:00)
"Robert Wolf, Philip Evans, and Mark Blaxill have plenty to say
on the topic of Linux. They've been studying it, and open source in
general, for more than two years to see whether more general
lessons can be learned from the phenomenon. When I stopped by
Wednesday night, the three sounded optimistic that they were on to
something..." [Link corrected. -ed.]
PR: Texas Opens the Door for Linux (Mar 18, 2003, 19:00)
"'It is time to reassess computer arrangements for the State of
Texas, especially the rising costs for computer licensing of
software and maintenance of information technology systems in light
of the current budget shortfall,' said [Texas State] Senator
Carona..." Press release within.
InfoWorld: A Database Query (Mar 18, 2003, 18:00)
"From the super speedy to the feature-rich, several open-source
databases are equipped to meet your needs..."
CNN: MySQL: A Threat to Bigwigs? (Mar 18, 2003, 17:00)
"Talking last week with Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, took me
back to the golden days of 1999. Here was a fresh-faced,
unbelievably enthusiastic CEO, raving about the future prospects of
his product, just like so many executives I met back in those
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Oracle Lends Support to UnitedLinux (Mar 18, 2003, 16:00)
"Oracle Corp. has entered into an agreement to provide level 1,
2 and 3 technical support for enterprise customers using
UnitedLinux's distribution of Linux..."
Computerwire: Linux Is Replacing Windows Says Researcher (Mar 18, 2003, 15:00)
"A new survey from Evans Data Corp appears to contradict
suggestions from Microsoft Corp that the growth of the Linux
operating system has been at the expense of Unix, rather than its
own Windows operating system..."
Two on New Samba Security Release (Mar 18, 2003, 14:00)
A news article and the official release announcement with the
security update known as Samba 2.2.8.
Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.3 Released (Mar 18, 2003, 13:00)
Mozilla 1.3 was released late last week. Links to release notes,
download page within.
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.65 (Mar 18, 2003, 05:22)
Changelog, links within.
Linux Kernel Advisory: ptrace (Mar 18, 2003, 05:17)
Alan Cox has released a security advisory for ptrace in the
Linux 2.2 and 2.4 kernels.