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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 meld-0.8.3.

  • 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 Thursday..."

  • 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 laws..."

  • 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 version..."

  • 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 Windows..."

  • Linux Journal: Large Scale Samba Installations (Jul 25, 2003, 11:00)
    "How to install and set up various scenarios for Samba and Windows2000/XP Professional..."

  • 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 box..."

  • 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 2.4.2.98, gnome-panel 2.3.4.1, 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 Symposium..."

  • 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 amazed..."