Linux News for Apr 30, 2003
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Four on Linux/OSS Support (Apr 30, 2003, 23:30)
"In this series of articles, SearchEnterpriseLinux.com takes a
look at free support options for Linux and OSS. This article will
delve into the reasons why corporations are leery of free support.
Following stories will cover the pros and cons of Linux/OSS support
as well as step-by-step guides to getting support..."
Big Apple Considers Taking Bite from Open Source (Apr 30, 2003, 20:30)
While Oregon, Texas, and Oklahoma hash out their policies on
open-source software procurement, the City of New York is quietly
progressing on its own fact-finding mission on the advantages and
disadvantages of open source.
Conectiva Linux Advisories: apache, sendmail (Apr 30, 2003, 20:28)
Two security advisories from Conectiva Linux.
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisories: libpcap, tcpdump, snort (Apr 30, 2003, 20:27)
Two security advisories from Guardian Digital.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: mime-support (Apr 30, 2003, 20:26)
"I am awfully and sincerely sorry. Apparently, I wasn't able to
assign enough time to this issue and produced insufficiently tested
updates. I'll do my best not to repeat this..."
Gentoo Linux Advisory: balsa (Apr 30, 2003, 20:25)
"Balsa suffers from the same buffer overflow as mutt did..."
NewsForge: Opera CEO Says Linux is a Big Part of the Company's Future (Apr 30, 2003, 19:00)
"Opera Software CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner says the ratio of
Windows to Linux Opera downloads is eight to one. This either means
Linux is on 12.5% of computer desktops (unlikely) or that Linux
users are far more likely than Windows users to download
KernelTrap: The Must-Fix List For 2.6.0 (Apr 30, 2003, 17:30)
"Andrew Morton posted a lengthy list of items that need to be
done before the 2.5 development kernel tree should be turned into
the 2.6 stable kernel tree..."
Terra Soft Ships Yellow Dog 3.0, Really (Apr 30, 2003, 16:00)
In a note sent to current users of Yellow Dog Linux, Terra Soft
has announced today the shipment of Yellow Dog Linux 3.0, as
opposed to their earlier release announcement on March 19.
News.com.au: Microsoft Eyes Open Source View (Apr 30, 2003, 14:30)
"Microsoft is considering an open source approach to one of its
software libraries, following heavy pressure from developers and
sharp competition in the growing mobile device development
Linux Orbit: WineX 3.0 with Point2Play Review: No More Wine From the Command Line? (Apr 30, 2003, 13:00)
"This time around, Transgaming WineX 3.0 has some new tools as
well as improvements in the number of games supported and gaming
speeds. In this article, we're going to take a look at the new
features of WineX 3.0, with a focus on their new GUI installer
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: pptpd, kdebase (Apr 30, 2003, 12:51)
Two security advisories from the Debian Project.
Builder.com: Consider These Criteria to Choose the Right Open Source CMS Solution (Apr 30, 2003, 11:30)
"Before downloading, installing, configuring, and testing an
open source CMS, it's important to have a roadmap of the features
you need, including the license, level of support, and security
The Mercury News: Grants Promoting Unfettered Innovation (Apr 30, 2003, 10:00)
"Last Monday, the Open Source Applications Foundation reached an
important milestone. It posted some software code on the Internet
and invited programmers around the world to offer suggestions and
NetworkMagazine.com: 64 Reasons to Opt for Linux (Apr 30, 2003, 08:30)
"Many Unix users still look down on Windows and Linux, seeing
one as a bug-ridden overlay to DOS and the other as something
hacked together by amateurs... Both perceptions are
King County Journal: 'Soft Talk: A Linux 'Uprising' in Microsoft's Back Yard (Apr 30, 2003, 07:00)
More than 600 people showed up for the event from Washington,
British Columbia, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. That compares to
millions who show up at work every day and turn on a computer with
ComputerWeekly: Linux Boosts Fortunes at Reliance Mutual (Apr 30, 2003, 05:30)
"A change from a proprietary ICL mainframe and Sequent Unix
system to Solaris and Linux has played a crucial role in turning
around the fortunes of Kent-based insurance firm Reliance
Debian Weekly News - April 29, 2003 (Apr 30, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (April 29) (Apr 30, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: This week's news from the
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #78 (Apr 30, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: Mandrake Linux 9.1 PPC
Released; 9.1 documentation Now Online; Tourism/Hospitality:
Hirners Hotel Guide; Spotlight on the 'Safari Bookshelf'; more.
Release Digest: KDE, April 29, 2003 (Apr 30, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Kopete 0.6.2, Design Recovery Tool 0.2.9,
Gwenview 0.17.0pre3, KSocrat 3.1.2, Kid3 0.2, ksitecopy 0.1.12, and
Release Digest: GNOME, April 29, 2003 (Apr 30, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GtkGLExt 0.99.0; gtkglextmm 0.99.0; XML
Security Library 1.0.1; and GNet 2.0.2 and GNet 1.1.9.
Expert Q&A: Putting Linux storage to work (Apr 30, 2003, 04:00)
"Building Storage Area Networks (SANs) on Linux can increase
storage productivity and efficiency and reduce storage hardware,
software and management costs..."
Linux Voodoo: DRM Still a Bad idea (Apr 30, 2003, 02:30)
"Even with the support of no less of a personality than Linus
Torvalds, I believe that DRM is still a bad idea. The idea behind
DRM is not merely a matter of trust. It is a matter of
The Register: Linus Torvalds Blesses DRM, and Nothing Happens (Apr 30, 2003, 01:00)
"So we were in for a reet, really good game of Dungeons and
Dragons. An epic battle. Only, it didn't happen..."