Linux News for Apr 25, 2003
Mandrake Linux Advisory: ethereal (Dec 11, 2003, 21:55)
"A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in ethereal that,
if exploited, could be used to make ethereal crash or run arbitrary
code by injecting malicious malformed packets onto the wire or by
convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file..."
Release Digest: GNOME, April 25, 2003 (Apr 25, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: Hardware Monitor applet 0.5, Devhelp 0.6.0,
Battfink 0.5, GNOME Bluetooth Subsystem 0.4, and Red Carpet 2.0
Release Digest: KDE, April 25, 2003 (Apr 25, 2003, 23:30)
Today's KDE apps: KDevelop 3.0a4, KPum 0.5, Platero 1.0beta1,
SIM 0.8.2 and Gwenview 0.17.0pre1.
Linux Journal: Inteview with Miguel De Icaza (Apr 25, 2003, 22:00)
"Miguel De Icaza is the creator of the GNOME desktop
environment. [In this article], Aleksey Dolya interviews Miguel
about the process of creating GNOME and what he's up to these
KOffice.org: KOffice 1.3 Beta 1 Released (Apr 25, 2003, 20:30)
"The KDE Project today announced the immediate release of
KOffice 1.3beta1, the first preview release for KOffice 1.3,
scheduled for release this September..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21rc1-ac2 (Apr 25, 2003, 19:37)
Changelog, link within.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: The Wrong Choice: Sometimes It's Linux, Consultant Says (Apr 25, 2003, 19:00)
"Linux was chosen because the company's programmers need
flexibility to dabble with source code and create custom programs.
Big trouble ensued, however, when a remote programmer flexed too
much. In this instance, Hubbard thinks that Linux was the wrong
Guardian: Lamp Lights Up the World (Apr 25, 2003, 17:30)
"The key to the explosion of small web applications is the
combination of four key technologies: Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl
(or PHP or Python), often known by the acronym Lamp..."
Bloomberg: Oracle's Ellison Jabs at Microsoft Using Linux as His Weapon (Apr 25, 2003, 16:00)
"Why Linux? First, because 9 percent of all servers that
computer makers shipped last year used it--up from 6.5 percent in
2001, according to research firm Gartner Inc. And second, because
users of Linux have no reason to buy Microsoft's database software,
which runs only on Windows..."
CNET News: Ballmer: No Sleep Lost Over Linux (Apr 25, 2003, 14:30)
"Linux itself is a clone of an operating system that is 20-plus
years old. That's what it is. That is what you can get today, a
clone of a 20-year-old system. I'm not saying that it doesn't have
some place for some customers, but that is not an innovative
Linux Journal: Running Linux and Netfilter on Nokia IP Series Hardware (Apr 25, 2003, 13:00)
"A tutorial for setting up some open-source software on market
leading, proprietary firewall hardware..."
Mandrake Linux Advisory: ethereal (Apr 25, 2003, 12:58)
"A vulnerability was discovered in Ethereal 0.9.9 and earlier
that allows a remote attacker to use specially crafted SOCKS
packets to cause a denial of service (DoS) and possibly execute
Red Hat Linux Advisories: LPRng, mICQ (Apr 25, 2003, 12:55)
Two security advisories from Red Hat.
The Dravis Group: Open Source Software: Case Studies Examining its Use (Apr 25, 2003, 11:30)
"Our report Open Source Software: Case Studies Examining its Use
â€" April 2003, illustrates the diverse uses of open
Utusan Online: MIMOS Upbeat On Open Source Centre, Says Could Save Asia Billions (Apr 25, 2003, 10:00)
"MIMOS Bhd which recently launched the Asian Open Source
Centre... is confident that the centre would produce more
home-grown pool of software developers and in the process, save
billions of dollars for Asia..." [Link updated to different
The Wharton School: Linux Promoter Red Hat Remains Upbeat in a Downbeat Industry (Apr 25, 2003, 08:30)
"Michael Tiemann, chief technical officer of Red Hat, used the
2003 Wharton Technology Conference as a chance to crow. In his
keynote speech, he boasted that Red Hat is the 'first successful,
publicly traded open-source company...'"
Times of India: TCS Developing India's First Bioinformatics Software on Linux (Apr 25, 2003, 07:00)
"IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is developing an
end-to-end bioinformatics software package, 'Biosuit' on Linux
platform for which 20 leading Indian institutions have provided the
developerWorks: Burning CDs on Linux (Apr 25, 2003, 05:30)
"Linux offers powerful, flexible tools for creating CDs. You can
create disks that are readable on almost any platform and create
.iso files for download and distribution..."
Release Digest: KDE, April 24, 2003 (Apr 25, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Knetstat 0.1, Deskbox 0.3, DaHuNtRadio 0.1,
Renamer 1.0, KBirthday 0.6.1, and KrossWordPlayer 1.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, April 24, 2003 (Apr 25, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app:
CNETAsia: Tiny Linux PC Unveiled (Apr 25, 2003, 04:00)
"Taiwanese hardware maker Via Technologies and U.S.-based PC
maker Mini-Box have unveiled a tiny desktop computer featuring an
embedded Linux operating system..."
Atlas Venture: LiveVault Extends Online Data Recovery Service to Linux and Unix Servers (Apr 25, 2003, 02:30)
"The LiveVault Online Backup and Recovery Service ensures that a
company's critical business data is automatically backed up,
electronically vaulted and protected off-site, and immediately
available for guaranteed recovery 24x7x365..."
MadPenguin: MadPenguin Does the Tango with MoneyDance 2003 (Apr 25, 2003, 01:00)
"This is more than a software release to the Linux world. It is
a step forward. Until now, Linux had a fairly large hole which was
void of proper personal finance software (aside from the obvious
gnucash), but MoneyDance seems to be on the right track to bridging
Linux Journal: Quality of Surfing: An Intermediate Level HowTo (Apr 25, 2003, 00:00)
"How to share your internet connection with the rest of the
house without bringing everything to a standstill..."