Linux News for Mar 27, 2003
The Inquirer: HP's Linux Legions Give Tip of the Hat to Red Hat Software (Mar 27, 2003, 23:30)
"...[T]he Linux legions at the Palo Alto firm are too busy
engaging in Open Source Alchemy in an effort to make money and
margin off Mr. Torvald's operating system..."
OSNews: Interview with Gaël Duval of MandrakeSoft (Mar 27, 2003, 22:00)
"These days, Gaël serves in the Communications department
of MandrakeSoft and he shares his insight with us about the recent
release of Mandrake Linux 9.1..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.5.66-ac1 (Mar 27, 2003, 21:32)
Changelog, link within.
Security Focus: Too Cool For Secure Code (Mar 27, 2003, 20:30)
"Until Unix and Linux programmers get over their macho love for
low-level programming languages, the security holes will continue
to flow freely..."
LinuxPlanet: Trust Unlimited (Mar 27, 2003, 19:00)
"Launched by former MandrakeSoft CEO Henri Poole and two other
MandrakeSoft refugees in the summer of 2001, Affero is trying to
build a standard system of reputation measurement for the Internet.
LinuxPlanet recently caught up with Henri to ask him about Affero
and his new position on the Board of Directors of the Free Software
VNUnet: SMEs Disagree on Lure of Linux (Mar 27, 2003, 17:30)
"Three-quarters of small UK firms sniffing at the Penguin, says
report. Industry group begs to differ..."
InformationWeek: Linux Gains Ground In Retailing (Mar 27, 2003, 16:00)
"A study shows use of the open-source operating system to run
point-of-sale terminals in North America rose 185% last
internetnews.com: MySQL 4.0.12 Ready to Roll (Mar 27, 2003, 14:30)
"MySQL AB, which hawks a popular open source database to shake
market share loose from such entrenched industry mainstays as
Oracle and IBM, said Tuesday its flagship product is ready for
public use and supports Intel Itanium 2 processors running
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips, kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips, ecartis, listar (Mar 27, 2003, 14:29)
Two security advisories from the Debian Project.
DesktopLinux.com: Making the Switch to Open Source Gradually (Mar 27, 2003, 13:00)
"Doug Holton offers DesktopLinux.com readers a concise
step-by-step guide for a move to open source Linux software. Holton
details which Linux programs can be used in place of equivalent
Microsoft applications. The tutorial provides links to the tools
and software needed in a transition..."
KernelTrap: Anticipatory Scheduler Ready For 2.5 (Mar 27, 2003, 11:30)
"Nick Piggin recently announced on the lkml that he, Jens Axboe
and Andrew Morton all are in agreement that the anticipatory
scheduler is stable enough for inclusion into Linus' mainline 2.5
Help Net Security: Interview with Chris Negus, Author of "Red Hat Linux 8 Bible" (Mar 27, 2003, 10:00)
"As for security, exploits (even theoretical ones) that are
found in Linux often are patched within hours. The challenge to
network administrators is to keep up with erratas and patches,
since the information is public so quickly..."
NewsForge: Make Big Money! Deliver 'The Linux Experience!' (Mar 27, 2003, 08:30)
"Okay, maybe not big money, but Massachusetts-based Open-Pc
founder/CEO Morgan Lim says he's turning a steady profit. And
lately he's been making waves with plans to move a prominent state
government agency entirely to Linux..."
LinuxPR: Linux in Education Spring Conference
(Mar 27, 2003, 07:00)
"The time has come to offer an understandable overview of Linux
and how it can be applied in public education..." Press release
Debian Weeekly News - March 25, 2003 (Mar 27, 2003, 07:00)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Release Digest: KDE, March 26, 2003 (Mar 27, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Kall 0.4, Space Hulk 1.3.1, and KExchange
Release Digest: GNOME, March 26, 2003 (Mar 27, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Workrave 1.2.2, GNOME-System-Monitor 2.3.0,
gcalctool 4.2.77, and meld-0.7.0.
Release Digest: General, March 26, 2003 (Mar 27, 2003, 05:00)
Today's general app: Open Webmail 2.00.
NewbieDoc: Creating Custom Kernels with Debian's kernel-package System (Mar 27, 2003, 03:00)
A useful guide to kernel compilation on a Debian system, this
document has been recently updated and expanded.
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.21-pre6 (Mar 27, 2003, 01:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.
siliconvalley.internet.com: Penguin Spawns New Linux IDE Server (Mar 27, 2003, 01:00)
"Longtime Linux server and software maker Penguin Computing
Tuesday unveiled its largest Intel Xeon-based storage
Red Hat Linux Advisory: kerberos (Mar 27, 2003, 00:37)
"Updated Kerberos packages fix a number of vulnerabilities found
in MIT Kerberos..."