Linux News for May 27, 2003
The Register: Linux Heats Up the Enterprise Apps Space (May 27, 2003, 23:30)
"Apparently, Linux is the fastest growing of all operating
systems, with a cumulative annual growth rate of 34 per cent. In so
doing, it is taking away market share from both Windows and
Tonight Live: The End Game, Have We Lost The War? (May 27, 2003, 22:00)
"Tonight on the news: Of course an update on SCO, and
Microsoft's response to our "SMOKING GUN" story, And way way
CNET News: File Swapping Shifts Up a Gear (May 27, 2003, 20:30)
"A new generation of peer-to-peer tools is finding its groove on
the Internet, spelling tougher times ahead for movie studios'
attempts to quell online piracy..."
Editor's Note: Got Grid? (May 27, 2003, 19:00)
Is grid computing right for your organization? Linux Today's
Enterprise Linux Forum brings you the experts who can answer this
LinuxPlanet: Big Machines, Big Linux (May 27, 2003, 19:00)
"Often called the aging dinosaur of IT, the IBM mainframe
product line is starting to make a real comback in sales and
deployment. The secret to its recent success, of course, is server
consolidation with Linux as the platform. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
focuses on the new IBM z990, aka the T-Rex, which shows that
dinosaurs should not be trifled with..."
SuSE Linux Advisory: glibc (May 27, 2003, 18:59)
"Another integer overflow was found in glibc' XDR code. This bug
is equal to the one described in advisory SuSE-SA:2002:031. The
overflow occurs in the function xdrmem_getbytes() and can be used
by external attackers to execute arbitrary code..."
Seattle Times: Open Source Rearranging the Landscape (May 27, 2003, 17:30)
"History may yet judge the real catalyst of the new economy to
be not the Internet, as is widely assumed, but rather the gathering
force of Linux and open-source software..."
Red Hat Linux Advisory: cups (May 27, 2003, 17:25)
"Updated CUPS packages that fix a denial of service
vulnerability are now available..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21rc4-ac1 (May 27, 2003, 16:40)
Incremental changelog, link within.
CNET News: IT Managers Nervously Eye SCO Suit (May 27, 2003, 16:00)
"Information technology managers are moving ahead with their
Linux installation plans while nervously watching for the legal
implications of SCO Group's infringement claims against the upstart
Sydney Morning Herald: ESR Seeks Information on Nullifying of Unix Trade Secrets (May 27, 2003, 14:30)
"Well-known open source advocate Eric S. Raymond has set up a
web page to seek information about how Unix trade secrets have been
LinuxTag: SCO Must Desist Unfair Competitive Practices (May 27, 2003, 13:00)
"Lawyers representing the LinuxTag association have given notice
to SCO Group GmbH to desist from unfair competitive practiices..."
Press release within.
The Register: Open Source Content Management Arrives (May 27, 2003, 12:00)
"The rise and rise of Linux is opening up the whole software
market to open source products, writes Martin Langham, of Bloor
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Dos and Don'ts: Get the Most Out of Free Support (May 27, 2003, 11:00)
"Jameson C. Burt has used free support options for open-source
software for a decade. With these tips, he shares the lessons
learned from his experience..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Reader's View: Proprietary Support Breeds Lazy IT Pros (May 27, 2003, 10:00)
"Today, those offering proprietary support typically do not
reveal solutions unless they receive payment. As a result,
proprietary support often makes me dependent upon the correctness
of one person. Additionally, only people paid at the proprietary
support center contribute to possible solutions..."
KDE Traffic #52 by Russell Miller (May 27, 2003, 09:00)
Community Roundup: The latest traffic from the
KDE development mailing lists.
GNUe Traffic #82 by Arturas Kriukovas and Peter Sullivan (May 27, 2003, 08:00)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Wine Traffic #171 by Brian Vincent (May 27, 2003, 07:00)
Community Roundup: The latest message traffic
for Wine development.
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (May 26) (May 27, 2003, 06:00)
Community Roundup: This week's news from the
Kernel Traffic #217 by Zack Brown (May 27, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest message traffic
from the Linux kernel mailing list.
Release Digest: KDE, May 26, 2003 (May 27, 2003, 05:00)
This holiday weekend's KDE apps: tuneroid 0.9.3rc1,
mplayerplug-in 0.80, Kig 0.5.0, Qtstalker 0.19, QTParted 0.3.0,
Hydrogen 0.8.0, Konversation 0.12, KPum 0.5.2.1, Knights 0.6,
Gambas 0.57, and Yammi 0.8.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, May 26, 2003 (May 27, 2003, 05:00)
This holiday weekend's GNOME apps: gtkmm 2.2.3, GPdf 0.102,
gfax-0.6beta3, libgnome 2.2.1, Gabber 0.8.8, Gnome Crontab Editor
0.0.5, guinstaller 0.5.0, and GnuCash 1.8.4.
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.70 (May 27, 2003, 02:35)
Changelog, links within.