Linux News for Apr 03, 2003
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: kernel-patch-2.4.17-s390, kernel-image-2.4.17-s390 (Feb 19, 2004, 21:58)
"Several security related problems have been fixed in the Linux
kernel 2.4.17 used for the S/390 architecture, mostly by
backporting fixes from 2.4.18 and incorporating recent security
eWeek: Legato's Networker 7.0 to Support Linux (Apr 03, 2003, 23:30)
"Considered by many to be less expensive and more stable than
Windows, Linux for mainstream backup makes sense, experts say, as
data grows and advanced technologies such as storage area networks
become less of an elite-only option..."
ZDNet Australia: Office Politics: Microsoft Office XP vs Sun StarOffice 6 (Apr 03, 2003, 22:00)
"Sun would like to think it can succeed where others have
failed--in breaking Microsoft's stranglehold on the office
productivity market--by offering a product that's almost as good as
Microsoft Office at a much lower price. Do the sums add up...?"
SUNY Buffalo Faculty Passes Resolution Urging All Open-Source Use (Apr 03, 2003, 21:00)
The faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo has
passed a resolution promoting computer systems at the school use
the "GNU/Linux operating system" and OpenOffice.org whenever
InfoWorld: SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Slated for June (Apr 03, 2003, 19:00)
"SuSE Linux AG now plans to ship its SuSE Linux Enterprise
Desktop operating system in June, a delay from original plans to
ship it during the just-ended first quarter of 2003..."
CIN: IBM Moves Linux Mainframes to the Center of the Grid (Apr 03, 2003, 18:00)
"Key software for grid computing has been ported to Linux on the
zSeries mainframe, according to an announcement this week from IBM
and Linux distributor SuSE, which supplies the version of Linux
most commonly found on mainframes..."
LinuxPlanet: Dell Feels Linux Customer Demand (Apr 03, 2003, 17:00)
"In rolling out low-cost, Oracle-based server clusters on
Wednesday, Dell CEO Michael Dell mentioned Linux and Windows as
'standards' in almost the same breath. At the same press conference
in New York City, though, members of a Dell customer panel
indicated that momentum for Linux could be starting to outweigh
attachment to Windows and other OS among Dell's customer
10 Downing Street: New Online Buying System for Public Sector (Apr 03, 2003, 16:00)
10 Downing Street has issued a brief press release detailing a
new open-source online buying system. Full release within.
LWN.net: Apache 2.0.45 Released with Security Fixes (Apr 03, 2003, 15:00)
"Of particular note is that 2.0.45 addresses two security
vulnerabilities, both affecting all platforms..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: kernel-patch-2.4.17-s390, kernel-image-2.4.17-s390 (Apr 03, 2003, 14:59)
The kernel module loader in Linux 2.2 and Linux 2.4 kernels has
a flaw in ptrace.
mozillaZine: Major Roadmap Update Centers Around Phoenix, Thunderbird (Apr 03, 2003, 14:00)
"In one of a string of changes, mozilla.org today announced a
new plan that would have future Mozilla development focussed around
the soon-to-be-renamed stand-alone Phoenix browser and the
Thunderbird mail and newsgroups client (also known as
Linux Journal: The Ultimate Linux Box: A Case Study (Apr 03, 2003, 13:00)
"Once again, it's time to consider how to build the Ultimate
Linux Box. This time we're going to do things a bit differently:
I'm going to analyze one element at a time, write a web article on
it, take readers' feedback from that, add the next component and so
E-Commerce Times: Who's Making Money from Linux? (Apr 03, 2003, 11:30)
"Some people compare open source and free software to oxygen and
water. These resources are all around us, and most of us are used
to getting them for free. But there are still opportunities for
people to make money by selling oxygen or water: Purify it, bottle
it and deliver it, and it becomes a cash cow..."
Boston.internet.com: Red Hat Launches ISV Program (Apr 03, 2003, 08:30)
"Taking another step on its road into the enterprise, Red Hat
Tuesday unveiled an ISV program that will allow vendors to
self-test and qualify their applications on Red Hat Enterprise
osOpinion: As Good as It Gets for Linux (Apr 03, 2003, 07:00)
"To cross the chasm, an OS needs a big marketing machine behind
it. Linux doesn't have one. 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend'
stuff only goes so far..."
Release Digest: GNOME, April 2, 2003 (Apr 03, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Inti 1.0.7, Inti-GConf 1.0.4, Gbib 1.1.2,
and Whale 0.2.3.
Computerworld.NZ: Linux Brain Training Better than No-Brainer: de Salis (Apr 03, 2003, 03:00)
"'It's the same reason Microsoft succeeded with Windows or Sun
with Solaris. They [the builders of open source software]
understand applications,' says de Salis, a one-time staffer at
Cisco and involved in InternetNZ..."
Guru Labs: In-depth Technical Review of Red Hat Linux 9 (Apr 03, 2003, 01:00)
"As a general rule, I've been dissatisfied by the
superficialities, inaccuracies, and irrelevancies in the reviews
often times performed by someone who does not have intimate
knowledge of Red Hat Linux..."