Linux News for Dec 02, 2003
Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: kernel (Jun 18, 2004, 19:45)
"During checks of the Linux 2.6 source using an automated tool
called sparse, several issues were discovered..."
Tonight Live: Desktop Distro Standards, Do We Need Them? (Dec 02, 2003, 23:00)
"We will cover the hot news of the week including: Gates Spew,
Linux Tablet PCs, and a clueless pundit or two..."
MSNBC: A Linux Tablet PC, for Under $1,000 (Dec 02, 2003, 22:00)
"A small PC maker and a Linux distributor have teamed up to
offer a tablet-style PC for $999, hundreds of dollars less than
similar devices running Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Groklaw: SCO Would Like A Month's Delay to Get a Patent Attorney (Dec 02, 2003, 21:00)
"SCO filed a motion in Utah on November 26 asking for a month's
extra time to answer IBM's third set of interrogatories..."
Slackware Linux Advisory: kernel (Dec 02, 2003, 20:23)
"New kernels are available for Slackware 9.1 and
Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: kernel (Dec 02, 2003, 20:16)
"This update fixes an issue related to bounds checking in the
do_brk() function in the Linux kernel versions 2.4.22 and
Red Hat Linux Advisories: kernel, net-snmp (Dec 02, 2003, 20:13)
Two security advisories from Red Hat, Inc.
Always On: Bill: Linux Is Too Pricey (Dec 02, 2003, 20:00)
"Microsoft chairman Bill Gates says Windows is better, cheaper,
smarter... and more secure..."
Entrepreneur: Powering Up (Dec 02, 2003, 19:00)
"Is Linux really ready to be plugged in to the desktop? The
answer is at your fingertips..."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Eric Raymond on Microsoft (Dec 02, 2003, 18:00)
"'It's hard to see how because they're used to a level of
pricing and a level of profits that can really only be sustained if
you have monopoly lockout. So in that sense I don't really see how
they could survive...'"
NewsForge: Lindows.com Responds to MS Threats Against Dutch Resellers (Dec 02, 2003, 17:00)
"The Register reported over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
that Microsoft has attempted to intimidate small resellers in the
Netherlands to keep them from offering LindowsOS for sale..."
Debian Investigation Report After Server Compromises (Dec 02, 2003, 16:00)
"The Debian administration team and security experts are finally
able to pinpoint the method used to break-in into four project
machines. However, the person who did this has not yet been
The Register: DVD Jon Retrial Begins Today (Dec 02, 2003, 16:00)
"The retrial of 'DVD-Jon' Johansen is set to begin in Oslo
Groklaw: Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die, SCO? (Dec 02, 2003, 15:00)
"Cross your heart and hope to die, SCO? Or cross your fingers
behind your back? Let's see what the evidence shows..."
atNewYork.com: That Cloud of Uncertainty Over Linux (Dec 02, 2003, 14:00)
"Open source advocates call SCO Group's legal fight an act of
desperation by a company whose revenue outlook was cloudy, at best,
prior to the lawsuits..."
What PC?: The Winds of Change (Dec 02, 2003, 13:00)
"The alternative desktop movement is gathering momentum, so much
so that 2004 could prove to be one of the most challenging years in
OSNews: SuSE 9.0 and CrossOver Office 2.1.0 Make A Great Desktop (Dec 02, 2003, 11:30)
"After I and other colleagues had wasted much time trying to
configure and re-configure Windows, I finally decided that I would
try installing our new copy of SuSE 9.0 on this machine..."
Librenix: SuSE 9.0 Personal: One Hour to a Slick Linux Desktop (Dec 02, 2003, 10:00)
"However, 'everything I expect' was not to come quite so
easily--I was in for a small surprise in the first install..."
NewsForge: Hola, ADIOS Boot CD (Dec 02, 2003, 08:30)
"If you dismiss the ADIOS Linux Boot CD as just another bootable
Linux live CD, you might be missing out on an interesting project
with several unique characteristics..."
AP/Indianapolis Star: Don't Forget 'Memory Glasses' (Dec 02, 2003, 07:00)
"Experimental [Linux] specs use subliminal cueing to help us
through little embarrassments..."
OSNews: Distcc, A Program You Should Know About (Dec 02, 2003, 05:30)
"As someone who is always looking to maximize performance and
efficiency from my computers, I was delighted to have stumbled upon
a program named Distcc a while back..."
Release Digest: GNOME, December 1, 2003 (Dec 02, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: Peacock 1.9.1 for Fedora Core 1.
Release Digest: Distributions, December 1, 2003 (Dec 02, 2003, 05:00)
Today's distribution: MandrakeMove Download Edition beta.
OSNews: Linux Desktop Distro Shootout: Parts I & II (Dec 02, 2003, 03:00)
A technical writer starts a series of reviews on various
Debian-based distros, starting with Lindows and Libranet.
Mandrake Linux Advisory: kernel (Dec 02, 2003, 02:56)
"A vulnerability was discovered in the Linux kernel versions
2.4.22 and previous..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: kernel-image (Dec 02, 2003, 02:53)
"Recently multiple servers of the Debian project were
compromised using a Debian developers account and an unknown root
eWeek: Researchers Find Serious Vulnerability in Linux Kernel (Dec 02, 2003, 02:28)
"Security professionals took note of a critical new
vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could enable an attacker to
gain root access to a vulnerable machine and take complete control
OrangeCrate: The Dangers of the Corporate Media Alliance (Dec 02, 2003, 02:00)
"Whenever [SCO] company executives go to speak to the press, you
can be certain of one thing: they have been studying the World
Wrestling Foundation and the art of propaganda quite well..."
NewsForge: A Modified License for Free Software Fairness (Dec 02, 2003, 01:00)
"We should not be misled by the apparent success of Free
Software projects today. The popular Free Software licenses, such
as the GNU GPL and the BSD License, are not conducive to innovative
LinuxWorld.com: What's Wrong with the Open Source Community? (Dec 02, 2003, 00:00)
"Just as, in the Java world, there are many competing MVC
frameworks for JSP development, so many Open Source
developers--says LinuxWorld senior editor James Turner--'scratch
the same itch...'"