Linux News for Jul 25, 2003
Release Digest: GNU, July 25, 2003 (Jul 25, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNU app: GIMP 1.3.17.
Release Digest: GNOME, July 25, 2003 (Jul 25, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: GStreamer Monkey's Audio plugin 0.6 and
CNET News: Web Sites Unfazed by SCO Threats (Jul 25, 2003, 22:00)
"One important section of the Linux market, large companies, so
far don't seem fazed by SCO Group's warnings that Linux violates
its Unix intellectual property, according to a study released
CNET News: Linux Group Broadens Membership (Jul 25, 2003, 20:30)
"The Open Source Development Lab, a group dedicated to building
high-end features into Linux, has taken its first step in a plan to
expand its membership beyond the computing industry..."
Mandrake Linux Advisory: kernel (Jul 25, 2003, 20:29)
"The kernels provided in MDKSA-2003:066-1 (2.4.21-0.24mdk) had a
problem where all files created on any filesystem other than XFS,
and using any kernel other than kernel-secure, would be created
with mode 0666, or world writeable..."
Red Hat Linux Advisory: stunnel (Jul 25, 2003, 20:26)
"Updated stunnel packages are now available for Red Hat Linux
7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0. These updates correct a potential
vulnerability in stunnel's signal handling..."
VNUnet: Novell Sets Date for Move Towards Linux (Jul 25, 2003, 19:00)
"The firm described the offering as 'a key stepping stone as
customers prepare for future NetWare versions when all NetWare
features will also run on Linux...'"
ZDNet Australia: SCO Fights Victorian Open Source Claims (Jul 25, 2003, 17:30)
"SCO has rejected claims from Victorian-based open source
advocates that its call for commercial users to purchase Unixware
licences could be a breach of Australian trade practices
GameSpot: Savage to Support Linux (Jul 25, 2003, 16:00)
"A Linux version of S2 Games' hybrid real-time strategy and
first-person shooter will ship on the same CD as the PC
Reuters: IBM Moves to Reassure Customers on SCO Lawsuit (Jul 25, 2003, 14:30)
"IBM, the world's largest computer company, has rejected SCO's
claims, saying it has not demonstrated that its intellectual
property rights have been violated..."
USA Today: IBM Makes Play for 'Next-Generation Pixar' (Jul 25, 2003, 13:00)
"IBM's system at Threshold will also run Linux, throwing yet
more weight behind Linux's position in Hollywood, at the expense of
Sun and Microsoft. Threshold used to run on Microsoft's
Linux Journal: Large Scale Samba Installations (Jul 25, 2003, 11:00)
"How to install and set up various scenarios for Samba and
NewsForge: Making Mac and Linux Play Nicely (Jul 25, 2003, 09:00)
"It's an eMac that has been sitting quietly on my kitchen table
the past two years. I decided to explore how best to share files,
printers, and applications between a Macintosh and my desktop Linux
CNET: IBM Unveils Toolkit for Talking Computers (Jul 25, 2003, 07:00)
"IBM on Wednesday announced the general availability of a
software toolkit developers can use to build speech-recognition and
other 'multimodal' applications for Linux computers..."
Release Digest: GNOME, July 24, 2003 (Jul 25, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GDM 188.8.131.52, gnome-panel 184.108.40.206, ffmpeg
with tv/radio 0.5.1, and gpppoem-0.1.1.
The Guardian: Time for Rearguard Action (Jul 25, 2003, 04:00)
"Just as Linux appears to breaking through to the corporate and
commercial sectors, an old ally has sued for $1bn in damages. Glyn
Moody wonders how the open source champion will respond..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.22-pre8 (Jul 25, 2003, 02:30)
Incremental changelog, links within.
eWeek: Symposium Extends Embedded Linux (Jul 25, 2003, 02:30)
Linux Symposium: "Linux can reap new
opportunities in the embedded-OS space with some minor tweaks,
according to a presentation today at the 2003 Linux
The Inquirer: LindowsOS 4.0 Reviewed (Jul 25, 2003, 01:00)
"I decided to eat a 'dumb pill,' assume nothing, forget
everything I learned, and attempt a LindowsOS 4.0 installation in
'end user' mode. Here's an appetizer of my conclusion: I was