Linux News for Oct 28, 2003
OSViews: Macromedia and Adobe Graphics Suites to Run on Linux (Oct 28, 2003, 23:30)
"Leading the pack is CrossOver Office 2.1, now supporting
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Flash MX under Linux-no Windows
operating system or emulator needed..."
SOT Linux Advisories: wu-ftpd, fileutils (Oct 28, 2003, 23:25)
Two security advisories from SOT Linux.
Mandrake Linux Advisory: kernel (Oct 28, 2003, 23:21)
"A problem was discovered where the kernel would destroy certain
LG based CD-ROM devices..."
Australian IT: Sun Seals State Deal (Oct 28, 2003, 22:00)
"Sun has cut a deal with the NSW Government in hopes of getting
its software on more of the state's computers..."
Washington Technology: Open Source Riles Software Makers (Oct 28, 2003, 21:00)
"While open standards are on their way to becoming part of a
mainstream government technology, the mere mention that a state
would use open-source software has the industry in an
eWeek: Samba 3.0 Does Windows Even Better (Oct 28, 2003, 20:00)
"Updated freeware hones file and print services for easier
IT Manager's Journal: Enterprise Linux Forum: Small But Important Event (Oct 28, 2003, 19:00)
"But smaller conferences, such as last week's Enterprise Linux
Forum [ELF], are just as important in their own way and may even be
more effective venues for Linux advocacy than the giants..."
Computerworld NZ: Sun Rising on the Desktop (Oct 28, 2003, 17:30)
"The struggle for the corporate desktop will enter a new phase
in December when Sun's forthcoming Linux desktop is released in New
LinuxInsider: Linux and the Consumer Electronics Industry (Oct 28, 2003, 16:00)
"'If an operating system does not easily allow other devices to
connect or third-party software to be written for a device, it will
lose,' said Lloyd Switzer, director of consultancy Stratego. 'And
the more open a device becomes, the more Linux-like it becomes, so
why not just use Linux...?'"
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux a Fare Deal for Online Travel Agent (Oct 28, 2003, 14:30)
"Linux is now a power behind the screen for millions of people
making airline reservations on the Web, be it through online
agents, major carriers or travel agencies..."
TechNewsWorld: Enterprise Linux Server Distributions (Oct 28, 2003, 13:00)
"We sent via e-mail four questions to both providers that ranged
from neophyte to advanced, to both providers. Red Hat replied with
the answers within an average of two hours, and SuSE within
Groklaw: SCO Declares Total War on the GPL--Says GPL Is Not Enforceable (Oct 28, 2003, 12:00)
"The most significant thing they say is that the GPL isn't
enforceable or applicable, and in paragraph 16 that Linux is an
unauthorized 'version' of UNIX..."
OfB.biz: Learning to Walk: A Linux User Migrates to FreeBSD (Oct 28, 2003, 12:00)
"If you haven't read part 1 of this--'Babe in the Woods: A Linux
User Migrates to FreeBSD'--you may be at a loss. For those who did
read it, many are still at a loss..."
NewsForge: If I Could Re-Write Linux (Oct 28, 2003, 11:00)
"If we were to re-write Linux, taking clues from various
operating systems, what would we make sure it did...?"
Mad Penguin: VectorLinux 4 Against All Odds (Oct 28, 2003, 10:00)
"Well, it's that time again. The developers of VectorLinux have
released version 4.0 of their acclaimed Slackware derivate and have
delivered a copy to Mad Penguin for review..."
AMEInfo: Microsoft Hits Back at Linux in the Middle East (Oct 28, 2003, 09:00)
"Microsoft chose the Gitex show last week in Dubai as the
occasion to launch a broad critique of the Linux operating
OSNews: Libranet 2.8.1 Flagship Edition Review (Oct 28, 2003, 08:00)
"People who are used to downloading the latest version of their
favorite distribution--to give it a shot, will be shocked to learn
that Libranet costs, money..."
NewsForge: K3b: Better Than Advertised (Oct 28, 2003, 07:00)
"Given all the coasters I've made trying to create an audio CD
in the past, I just had to give it a whirl. This is my report on
that great adventure..."
InfoWorld: The Ultimate Frontier for File Sharing (Oct 28, 2003, 06:00)
"It's pop quiz time. Is Panasas a Greek island; a storage
vendor; or an Australian airline...?"
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #84 (Oct 28, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: Mandrake 9.2 'FiveStar'
released!; 9.2 pre-orders at MandrakeStore; 9.2 Beta2 for AMD64;
PPC Cooker; more.
Release Digest: KDE, October 27, 2003 (Oct 28, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: OpenOffice.org Quickstarter 2.0, Yammi 1.0,
Kooka 0.41, Kallery 1.0.3, KNetworkConf 0.5beta1, and KPhone
Release Digest: GNOME, October 27, 2003 (Oct 28, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: New Wallpaper Properties Dialog, Qalculate!
0.3.1, BEAST/BSE v0.5.5, and Rhythmbox 0.5.4.
Asia Computer Weekly: Taiwan to Plug Open-Source Software (Oct 28, 2003, 04:00)
"To increase its autonomy over software products and reduce
costs, Taiwan will pour US$3.4 million into the promotion of
open-source software development this year and the next.
NewsForge: Open Asia: Open Source in the UAE and Vietnam (Oct 28, 2003, 03:00)
"We conclude our country-by-country survey of the availability
of open source software across Asian countries with a look at the
state of open source software in the United Arab Emirates and
Slackware Linux Advisory: fetchmail, gdm (Oct 28, 2003, 02:59)
Two security advisories from Slackware.
Asia Computer Weekly: Linux Finds More Homes Among Enterprises (Oct 28, 2003, 02:00)
"Linux cannot hold a candle to Microsoft in the fight for OS
space yet, but it is gaining popularity among enterprises because
of its low cost and support from governments.
CrossNodes: Building an LDAP Server on Linux, Part 2 (Oct 28, 2003, 01:00)
LDAP provides central management of access, authentication, and
authorization--in other words, it makes your life as an admin much
easier. Learn the ins and outs of LDAP as well as how to build your
own LDAP server in this three-part series.
LinuxWorld: An Open-Source Challenge to Messrs. Gates & Ballmer (Oct 28, 2003, 00:00)
"From New Zealand, Wesley Parish issues a 'code bake-out'
challenge to the top hierarchy of the world's largest software