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Linux News for Jul 31, 2003

  • Storage Supersite: Linux NAS Appliance Upgraded (Jul 31, 2003, 23:00)
    "Prior versions of the Linux appliance, which is used to limit downtime for NAS (network-attached storage), worked only with Unix-based Network File System. The new version works with Common Internet File System..."

  • eWeek: Intel Joins Open-Source Tools Consortium (Jul 31, 2003, 22:00)
    "Intel Corp. Wednesday announced it has joined the Eclipse Consortium of vendors offering an open-source application development framework..."

  • SuSE Linux Advisory: wu-ftpd (Jul 31, 2003, 21:58)
    "Janusz Niewiadomski and Wojciech Purczynski of iSEC Security Research have found a single byte buffer overflow in the Washington University ftp daemon (wuftpd), a widely used ftp server for Linux-like systems..."

  • Reuters: Governments Take a Peek at Microsoft Windows Code (Jul 31, 2003, 21:00)
    "The stakes are high. An increasing number of corporations and governments are turning to the so-called open-source Linux software to run their desktop and networked computer systems..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: wu-ftpd (Jul 31, 2003, 20:54)
    "Updated wu-ftpd packages are now available that fix a remotely exploitable security issue..."

  • SD Times: A Timetable for Evidence (Jul 31, 2003, 20:30)
    "The two sides in the SCO Group's lawsuit against IBM Corp. over Unix intellectual property rights have agreed on a schedule of pretrial events, making moot an Aug. 13 conference to do just that..."

  • CIO Insight: Two on Linux Clustering (Jul 31, 2003, 20:00)
    CIO Insight has two interviews that highlight the benefits of Linux-based clustering.

  • Mandrake Linux Advisories: kdelibs, wu-ftpd (Jul 31, 2003, 19:58)
    Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.

  • OSDL: OSDL Releases Position Paper on SCO and Linux (Jul 31, 2003, 19:00)
    "Columbia University Law Professor Disputes Copyright and Trade Secret Claims; Unsubstantiated Litigation Threats Not a Deterrence to Linux Customers..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Tux on the Telly: An Open DVR Product (Jul 31, 2003, 19:00)
    "In a world where hardware vendors erect very stringent walls to protect their precious products from being modified, customized, or otherwise hacked, it is a bit refreshing to hear about a company that wants people to be able to do all of those things to its product. And the pleasure factor goes way up when you take into account the fact that the product is really, really cool..."

  • European Schoolnet: Free Your Mind... And Open Up to Open Source Computing (Jul 31, 2003, 18:00)
    "A whole community of developers, mostly volunteers, has been working for over 10 years on an operating system (OS) that is now giving Microsoft a run for its money. That OS is called Linux and it's good news for your school's budget..."

  • Microsoft Watch: Meet Microsoft's 'Joe Friday' (Jul 31, 2003, 17:00)
    "Martin Taylor, Redmond's new point man on Linux, says he plans to change Microsoft's open-source competitive strategy by focusing on 'just the facts...'"

  • internetnews: MySQL Preps for LinuxWorld with Veritas, SGI Pacts (Jul 31, 2003, 16:00)
    "Open-source database maker MySQL AB Wednesday said it has inked Linux-oriented deals with Veritas, SGI and others to wrap its software with major products from those companies..."

  • InformationWeek: Microsoft Takes Linux For A Test Drive (Jul 31, 2003, 14:30)
    "In an effort to better understand its main source of competition, Microsoft has deployed Linux and other open-source software in a test center that's typically used by its business customers to experiment with Microsoft's own products..."

  • CNET News: Reconsidering Linux (Jul 31, 2003, 13:00)
    "Linux is not a product. Rather, Linux is a collection of software components, individually crafted by thousands of independent hands around the world, with each component changing and evolving on its own independent timetable..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Altiris: Admins Managing Linux Have 'Tiger by the Tail' (Jul 31, 2003, 11:30)
    "One day IT managers wake up to find that they've migrated piece by piece to a new enterprise platform and have no enterprise management system to handle it. After seeing that situation many times, Altiris Inc. decided to act..."

  • ONLamp: Is Linksys Shirking the GPL? (Jul 31, 2003, 10:00)
    "So, naturally curious, I wanted to find out what Linksys had to do to get Zebra running on this hardware. I stopped by the Linksys 'GPL Code Center,' and downloaded their zebra archive..."

  • Santa Rosa Press-Democrat: Q&A: 'Open Source' Software Benefits All (Jul 31, 2003, 08:30)
    Local newspaper from the town next door interviews CJ Rayhill, CEO and executive vice president at O'Reilly and Associates on the topic of open source.

  • Dell: Examining Open Source Software on the Dell PowerEdge 1655MC Server Blade (Jul 31, 2003, 07:00)
    "To see how effectively the Dell PowerEdge 1655MC server blade system runs Web applications built with open source software, Dell ran a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) application stack on the PowerEdge 1655MC, then tested its performance..." This is a vendor whitepaper, but there is some interesting data included.

  • LinuxPR: Picnic and Barbecue Celebrate Linux's 12th Birthday (Jul 31, 2003, 05:30)
    Four Linux Users Groups are coordinating the 3rd annual Linux anniversary picnic in Sunnyvale, California, on Saturday, August 9th.

  • The Age: AUUG Annual Conference in September (Jul 31, 2003, 05:30)
    "The Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group will hold its annual national conference in Sydney from September 3 to 5, AUUG treasurer Gordon Hubbard said today..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, July 30, 2003 (Jul 31, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Ninth release of PythonCAD and GtkGLExt 1.0.2.

  • DesktopLinux: Astaro Integrated Security Solution Fueled by Open Source Linux (Jul 31, 2003, 04:00)
    "Fueled by lean IT budgets that demand results and a successful round of VC funding, Astaro is experiencing demand from small and large businesses that want an integrated solution for security with no vendor lock-in..."

  • LinuxDevices.com: Carrier Grade Linux Assists Euro Air Traffic Control (Jul 31, 2003, 02:30)
    "C.N.S. Systems AB... announced that it has used MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition as the operating system platform within the ground station portion of a new air traffic control system in Europe..."

  • News.com.au: Australia Lags in Enterprise Linux: IBM (Jul 31, 2003, 01:00)
    "Linux is slowly gaining momentum in the enterprise, but its progress in Australia is lagging relative to other Asia-Pacific countries..."

  • NewsForge: Scribus Excels at DTP (Jul 31, 2003, 00:00)
    "Scribus, a new desktop publishing and layout program for Linux, is the most impressive new free software application I've ever seen. Period. No contest..."