Linux News for Feb 24, 2004
Tonight Live: The OSDL Desktop Initiative on The Linux Show (Feb 24, 2004, 23:30)
"Shame on Intel, Microsoft returns to its DARK SIDE, Wide Spread
news on the desktop, a clueless pundit or two..."
eWeek: Is Open-Source Code Really Examined for Security Any More Than Closed-Source? (Feb 24, 2004, 22:00)
"In fact, there's no reason to believe that closed-source
companies can't do a good code review, and not a lot of reason to
assume that open-source projects are getting all the code review
that people think they get..."
Mandrake Linux Advisory: kernel (Feb 24, 2004, 21:59)
"Paul Staretz discovered a flaw in return value checking in the
mremap() function in the Linux kernel, versions 2.4.24 and previous
that could allow a local user to obtain root privileges..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: metamail (Feb 24, 2004, 21:53)
"Ulf Härnhammar discovered two format string bugs
(CAN-2004-0104) and two buffer overflow bugs (CAN-2004-0105) in
metamail, an implementation of MIME..."
Ars Technica: Deep Inside the K Desktop Environment 3.2 (Feb 24, 2004, 21:00)
"So one of the major goals is to provide a modern and common
look & feel for all the applications. And this is exactly the
reason, why this project is different from elder attempts..."
ComputerWeekly: Council IT Chiefs Want Licence Role (Feb 24, 2004, 20:00)
"Local authority IT directors have called on the Office of
Government Commerce to allow them to play a greater role in
negotiating software licence agreements with suppliers...
Motley Fool: Microsoft Does Lindows? (Feb 24, 2004, 19:00)
"When Michael Robertson wanted to create an operating system
that merged the best of open source Linux with the popularity of
Microsoft Windows, the name Lindows seemed a natural--but was it
Computerworld: Web Retailers Go Open-Source (Feb 24, 2004, 18:00)
"Licensing costs drive retailers to look at alternatives to the
IT Manager's Journal: IT Investor's Journal: How Novell is Becoming a True Linux Play (Feb 24, 2004, 17:00)
"During the next two to three years, I quite like the prospects
for appreciation in Novell's stock price, but I'd be inclined to
stay on the sidelines for the next few months before thinking about
starting a position..."
Community: Beyond an Open Source Java (Feb 24, 2004, 16:00)
For its own sake, Sun needs to do much more than just let Java
go, according to contributor Ganesh Prasad.
CNET News: IBM Expands Linux Push on Servers (Feb 24, 2004, 14:30)
"IBM on Tuesday announced an expansion of its sales of Linux on
Linux Journal: The Invisible Demo (Feb 24, 2004, 13:00)
"What really blew my mind was what nobody could see and nobody
was showing off--Linux seemed to run under almost everything
downstairs in the demo pavilion..."
Small Business Computing: Gateway Goes Pro (Feb 24, 2004, 12:00)
"Businesses currently operating Windows NT 4.0, Red Hat Linux,
Novell Netware or UNIX legacy systems can tap into Gateway
Professional Services to prepare for migrating to Microsoft Windows
Server 2003 or SUSE Linux..."
internetnews: Veritas in Storage Software Overhaul (Feb 24, 2004, 11:00)
"Announced Monday, Storage Foundation, formerly called
Foundation Suite, provides the basis for boosting the availability,
manageability and performance of systems and storage through shared
Australian IT: Welcome Back to the Hype Cycle (Feb 24, 2004, 10:00)
"By the time Christmas comes, many will wish they had never
heard the term Desktop Linux..."
LinuxHPC: Jason Pettit, SGI Altix Product Manager, Interviewed (Feb 24, 2004, 09:15)
"What is the architecture of the Altix systems, and were any
additional components used in the NASA installation...?"
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Author: Hacking Has Its Boundaries (Feb 24, 2004, 08:30)
"Linux and hacking, meaning hacking in a good sense, basically
go hand in hand. Linus [Torvalds] and his open source developers
work on lots of different pieces of Linux code and share their
hacks with a community..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Pingtel Unleashes Linux-Based VoIP Code to Open Source Community (Feb 24, 2004, 07:45)
"A move by US IP telephony vendor Pingtel could be a boon to
enterprises interested in deploying VoIP systems based on open
source software and server platforms, like Linux..."
LinuxDevices: Open Palmtop Environment for Linux Gains SDK, IDE (Feb 24, 2004, 07:00)
"Opie is a fork of Trolltech's Qtopia, a palmtop application
stack popularized by Sharp's Zaurus line and other PDAs and
SitePoint: GUI's and Open Source (Feb 24, 2004, 06:15)
"There are frequently debates in open source circles about the
impact of layering graphical user interfaces across Linux and Open
Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: import, display, mogrify (Feb 24, 2004, 05:30)
"You might think that working on the command line means you are
sentenced to a desktop without graphics or digital images. But
that's wrong thinking..."
DistroWatch: Distributions, February 24, 2004 (Feb 24, 2004, 05:30)
Today's distribution: Guadalinex 1.0.
Release Digest: KDE, February 23, 2004 (Feb 24, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: KRadio 2004-02-23 Snapshot, CUTE, KVBA 0.5,
knetfilter 3.2.0, kvocabs, GLobal Application Network (GLAN)
0.0.5.2, and konvert 0.5a.
Release Digest: GNU, February 23, 2004 (Feb 24, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNU apps: coreutils-5.2.0 and GNU Aspell 0.50.5.
Release Digest: GNOME, February 23, 2004 (Feb 24, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: GnoCHM 0.8.0, gnome-games 2.5.7, Revelation
0.2.0, Epiphany 1.1.10, Epiphany Extensions 0.7.2, and gLabels
Release Digest: General, February 23, 2004 (Feb 24, 2004, 04:45)
Today's general app: Firebird 1.5.
DistroWatch: Distributions, February 23, 2004 (Feb 24, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: Buffalo Linux 1.1.4 and Kurumin Linux
ZDNet UK: The Future Is... Linux Televisions (Feb 24, 2004, 04:00)
"Opera board member John Patrick explains why Microsoft's
domination of the browser market won't last forever and how Linux
will continue to evolve..."
iTweb: MS Defends African Government Deals (Feb 24, 2004, 03:15)
"Conceding that open source software has a role to play,
Microsoft has defended its deals with African governments,
following a strongly-worded warning by the Free Software and Open
Source Foundation for Africa (Fossfa)..."
Microsoft Watch: Is Linux Keeping the Softies Awake at Night? (Feb 24, 2004, 02:30)
"We asked readers if they believed Microsoft's every move is
dictated by Linux. Their answers may surprise you..."
CNET News: IBM Plans Second Blue Gene Supercomputer (Feb 24, 2004, 01:45)
"IBM will install a second Blue Gene/L supercomputer as part of
a radio telescope project in the Netherlands, the company plans to
ConsultingTimes: OpenOffice.org 1.1 Has Split Downloads now for Thin Pipes (Feb 24, 2004, 01:00)
"Users scattered far afield have sometimes reported finding the
file size of OpenOffice.org 1.1 hard to swallow, especially over
wxWindows.org: wxWindows Project Changes Name to wxWidgets (Feb 24, 2004, 00:15)
"In September 2003, Microsoft approached Julian Smart to open
discussions about the wxWindows name, in relation to the 'Windows'
UK trademark owned by Microsoft..."