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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 unreal times..."

  • 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.