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Linux News for Jul 15, 2003

  • PC Magazine: Linux Tipping Point (Jul 15, 2003, 23:30)
    "For one thing, Microsoft is slowly mucking with its own success by introducing all sorts of new modifications to the way it develops and sells software, which means there is more of a possibility of a horrible misstep than ever before. Microsoft could create a tipping point for Linux..."

  • Tonight Live: 'Roblimo' Miller Plus Does God Like Microsoft? (Jul 15, 2003, 22:00)
    "This week in the news segment we will be discussing: Microsoft screwing the pooch, More Better Faster Desktops, Does God, and way way more..."

  • United Nations: Linux Training to Enhance Membership in Global IT Arena (Jul 15, 2003, 20:30)
    "This week has seen the commencement of Afghan civil servants trained and certificated in LINUX operating systems to utilize and administer in their respective organizations..."

  • ZDNet UK: IBM Strengthens Linux Investment (Jul 15, 2003, 19:00)
    "IBM is hiring more programmers to beef up work on Linux for its Power line of processors..."

  • NewsForge: OGo: No Go So Far (Jul 15, 2003, 17:30)
    "The OpenGroupware.org (OGo) project last week announced the release of its software under GPL and LGPL licenses... Unfortunately, after several hours of effort, I learned that this software is not yet ready for corporate use..."

  • VNUnet: Long History of Open Source Exchange Rival (Jul 15, 2003, 16:00)
    "The open source groupware project OpenGroupware.org, dubbed OGo, is already well advanced, being a relaunch of seven-year-old internet collaboration software..."

  • OpenOffice.org 1.1 RC1 Released (Jul 15, 2003, 14:30)
    The first release candidate for OpenOffice.org 1.1 is out and about. Feature list, links within.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: falconeye (Jul 15, 2003, 14:29)
    "The falconseye package is vulnerable to a buffer overflow exploited via a long '-s' command line option..."

  • SuSE Linux Advisory: nfs-utils (Jul 15, 2003, 14:29)
    "iSEC Security Research has reported an off-by-one bug in the xlog() function used by the rpc.mountd..."

  • ONLamp: OSCon 2003 Wrap-Up (Jul 15, 2003, 13:00)
    OScon: "The tone at the 2003 O'Reilly Open Source Convention was one of business-like confidence. I sensed much less of the demonstrative posturing that I noticed at earlier conferences..."

  • Australian IT: Linux Users Rate Stability Over TCO (Jul 15, 2003, 11:30)
    "Microsoft's attempts to convince enterprises that Linux will prove more costly to manage are falling on deaf ears, a new survey has found..."

  • Linux Journal: Equinox ESP-2 MI 10/100 Serial Hub [Review] (Jul 15, 2003, 10:00)
    "The ESP-2 MI 2-port serial hub by Equinox does its job--enabling serial peripherals to function as IP-enabled devices on the network--efficiently and without any fuss..."

  • Linux Exposed: Attacks Exposed (Jul 15, 2003, 08:30)
    "How serious a particular attack type is depends on two things: how the attack is carried out, and what damage is done to the compromised system..."

  • Computerworld.NZ: World Summit Bodies Debate Open Document Formats (Jul 15, 2003, 07:00)
    "Open systems software could become a key topic at December's World Summit on the Information Society. Many governments are inclining towards open source platforms like Linux, and the question of longevity of records has also arisen..."

  • LinuxDevices: ELC to Standardize User Interface, Real-Time, Power Management (Jul 15, 2003, 05:30)
    "The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) entered a new phase of its standardization activity today, as it launched three key new initiatives aimed at developing specifications covering user interfaces, real-time performance, and power management for embedded Linux based systems and devices..."

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #81 (Jul 15, 2003, 05:00)
    Community Roundup: CEO Message about MandrakeSoft's Status; Mandrake Linux 9.1 available on HP desktop PCs; The 'Definitive Guide to Using Mandrake Linux' 2nd Edition released; MandrakeSoft introduces "MandrakeClustering"; more.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, July 14, 2003 (Jul 15, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME app: GNOME themes-extras 0.2.

  • Linux Journal: Device Classes (Jul 15, 2003, 04:00)
    "This month, we cover how the driver class code works, again using the i2c code to provide some working examples..."

  • Slackware Linux Advisory: nfs-utils (Jul 15, 2003, 03:59)
    "New nfs-utils packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, and -current to fix an off-by-one buffer overflow in xlog.c..."

  • Processor.com: The Significance Of Open Source (Jul 15, 2003, 02:30)
    "But what is open source really? And what is its value to business? Once you peel away the bluster, bravado, and the misconceptions, what is really left to the concept of open source software...?"

  • eWeek: Portland Taleblazer (Jul 15, 2003, 01:00)
    OScon: "Spencer expected the conference to be something of a war dance aimed at SCO's threat to the open-source community, with its claim that Linux is an unauthorized derivative of Unix..."

  • Stuff.NZ: Air NZ Spends Up on Systems (Jul 15, 2003, 00:00)
    "Air New Zealand has publicly stated its support for Linux in the past, but Mr Care says in this case Linux was not an option..."