Linux News for Nov 21, 2003
internetnews.com: Reading the Deal: Sun Lands on China's Desktop (Nov 21, 2003, 23:00)
"A deal making Sun Microsystems' new Java Desktop System the de
facto standard in China is a good first step in the company's bid
to dethrone Microsoft's Windows, but challenges abound, analysts
Open Source a Comdex Bright Spot (Nov 21, 2003, 22:00)
So how did Open Source's official debut at Comdex go? According
to those on the show floor, not too bad at all.
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.0-test9-mm5 (Nov 21, 2003, 21:50)
Changelog, link within.
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.23-rc3 (Nov 21, 2003, 21:35)
Incremental changelog, links within.
OSNews: Q&A with Sun's Product Team on Java Desktop System (Nov 21, 2003, 21:00)
"OSNews sent over to Sun Microsystems ten questions for a
Q&A session with Sun's product team working on Java Desktop
MySQL Database Adds Features, MaxDB Compatability (Nov 21, 2003, 20:00)
"Future versions of MySQL's flagship database will add new
features that will make it more comparable to MaxDB..."
The Register: Novell Looks to Linux to Pull It Out of the Red (Nov 21, 2003, 19:00)
"Novell yesterday posted increased quarterly losses on lower
revenues but promised its strong commitment to open source will
bear fruit over the next year..."
TechWorld: Researchers Dispute Red Hat's Fedora Trademark (Nov 21, 2003, 18:00)
"Concerned that they will be forced to drop the name of their
five year-old open source project, researchers at Cornell
University and the University of Virginia (UVA) are readying a
challenge to Red Hat's Fedora trademark..."
CNET News: Linux Veteran Tries Again (Nov 21, 2003, 17:00)
"Novell has to have a platform, and NetWare isn't it. It's out
of gas. It's a has-been. They've done some good application
infrastructure, but they need Linux, and Linux needs them..."
Enterprise Windows IT: Is Microsoft Linux in the Wind? (Nov 21, 2003, 16:00)
"Speculation that Microsoft might build a flavor of Linux into
Windows Server 2003 has been rife since May, when the company said
it was licensing the Unix source code and patent from the SCO
Conectiva Linux Advisory: zebra (Nov 21, 2003, 15:58)
"Remote attackers can cause a denial of service via a malformed
telnet command to the telnet CLI port..."
Gentoo Linux Advisories: hylafax, opera (Nov 21, 2003, 15:56)
Two security advisories from Gentoo.
TechWeb: SCO Says It Will Go After Novell-SuSE (Nov 21, 2003, 15:00)
"SCO could get an injunction that would prevent Utah neighbor
Novell from shipping Linux, but it won't try to derail the planned
Novell-SUSE merger--at least not legally, an SCO spokesman
Debian Project Reports Some Servers Compromised (Nov 21, 2003, 14:04)
The Debian Project has issued a brief statement this morning
indicating that some of its services have been brought down due to
security breaches on some of the Project's servers. Full statement
Gartner: SCO's Legal Fees Could Jeopardize Its Software Business (Nov 21, 2003, 14:00)
"The SCO Group will pay its lawyers $9 million to pursue
lawsuits against Linux users. Linux users should keep a low profile
and have a contingency plan. SCO customers should have a migration
plan in case SCO's legal strategy falters..."
Linux Journal: Linux Lunacy 2003: Cruising the Big Picture, Part III (Nov 21, 2003, 13:00)
"The weirdest things about Sitka are its volcanos. When I looked
out the cabin window at dawn, the first sights that grabbed my eyes
were Mt. Edgecumbe and Crater Ridge, a pair of volcanos clearly of
LinuxInsider: Home Users Leap to Linux (Nov 21, 2003, 11:30)
"Less than two years ago, Lynanne Fowle, a Holly Springs charter
high school director and mother of five, made the switch. She said
that security and costs were the two main reasons she jumped ship
Enterprise IT Planet: The Future of Open Source in Security (Nov 21, 2003, 10:00)
"Quite often for reasons of cost and flexibility, courses rely
on Open Source alternatives to solutions that the industry
NewsForge: Setting Up Server Tools for Spam- and Virus-Free Mail (Nov 21, 2003, 08:30)
"This process started when I decided to see if my Linux skills
had advanced enough to replace an ailing Mac OS X 10.1 mail
LinuxElectrons: Linux SuperComputer named after Gen. Powell (Nov 21, 2003, 07:00)
"The 256-processor system designed for ARL, dubbed 'Powell,' is
capable of performing 1.7 trillion operations per second
(teraflops)..." His mother would be so proud...
Release Digest: KDE, November 20, 2003 (Nov 21, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Apollon 0.9.1, Mixxx 1.1, Krusader 1.30, and
Release Digest: GNOME, November 20, 2003 (Nov 21, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: ASPL Fact ML4, gnome-games 2.5.1, pxesconfig
- PXES configuration druid PXES-0.7, gnubiff 1.0.5, linphone
0.12.1, PyGtkGLExt 1.0.1, GtkGLExt 1.0.5, and gtkglextmm 1.0.1.
ZDNet Australia: US Linux Litigation Could Stop AU Court Moves: SCO (Nov 21, 2003, 04:00)
"A favourable outcome from planned litigation in the US by the
SCO Group against large corporate users of Linux who decline to pay
the vendor for allegedly exploiting its intellectual property could
reduce the likelihood of similar litigation here..."
InfoWorld: Red Hat Offers New Security Course (Nov 21, 2003, 02:30)
"Red Hat Inc. is offering a new training course, designed to
improve the security skills of users, it said Tuesday..."
OSNews: Editorial: The State of OSS Documentation (Nov 21, 2003, 01:00)
"But for the love of all that is warm and fuzzy, could you
please give it a rest? Just for a little while? There is something
else that really needs some attention: proper documentation..."