Linux News for Mar 29, 2004
Consulting Times: The GIMP 2.0: Nemesis on the Desktop (Mar 29, 2004, 23:30)
"If Microsoft can play it cool shrugging off the embarrassing
and expensive EU ruling and ignore the new old dirty linen, then
the Redmond juggernaut will soil their lederhosen at the news that
the new GIMP 2.0 runs on Windows..."
2CPU.com: Linux Kernel Comparison: 2.6.4 vs. 2.4.25 (Mar 29, 2004, 22:00)
"Something I've been promising for a couple of months has been a
comparison of Linux kernels 2.6 and 2.4..."
LinuxPlanet: Mandrake Is On The Move (Mar 29, 2004, 21:00)
"Even though it's only a public beta, the newest Mandrakelinux
is definitely worth the download, some rough edges notwithstanding.
Here's why I think so..."
VNUnet: Save 80 Per Cent with Linux, Claims Novell (Mar 29, 2004, 20:00)
"Enterprises could make savings of up to 80 per cent by
switching to Linux servers and desktops, Novell has claimed..."
AP/Australian IT: Will EU Ruling Boost Linux? (Mar 29, 2004, 19:00)
"At first glance it appears the European Union's decision to
fine Microsoft could aid the uptake of its open source rival
The Register: Indian 'Simputer' to Bridge Digital Divide (Mar 29, 2004, 18:00)
"In a nation where only nine in 1,000 people own a computer, a
long-awaited device has finally been launched to bring the poor
into the information age..."
Netwosix Linux Advisory: ethereal (Mar 29, 2004, 17:59)
"Serious issues have been discovered in the following protocol
VNUnet: Microsoft Dismisses HP Linux Threat (Mar 29, 2004, 17:00)
"HP's enterprise assault with SuSE for desktops and notebooks is
no problem, says Redmond..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: pam-pgsql (Mar 29, 2004, 16:55)
"Primoz Bratanic discovered a bug in libpam-psgl, a PAM module
to authenticate using a PostgreSQL database. The library does not
escape all user-supplied data that are sent to the database..."
Red Hat: Fedora Core 2 Test 2 Available (Mar 29, 2004, 16:00)
"Fedora Core test 2 is available for
x86 and x86-64
It should not be installed where production is hot;
use it only for test, as we say quite a lot..."
Groklaw: SCO Motion to Bifurcate in IBM Case (Mar 29, 2004, 16:00)
"'I'm waiting for the Motion to Bifurcate. I'm sure SCO wants to
split its hopeless claims from its less hopeless claims...'"
Red Hat Linux Adsvisory: squid (Mar 29, 2004, 15:52)
"An updated squid package is avaliable that fixes a security
vulnerability in URL decoding and provides a new ACL type for
protecting vulnerable clients..."
eWeek: U.S. Lindows Judge Proposes Compromise (Mar 29, 2004, 15:00)
"Coughenour proposed this deal in an expedited hearing that
Lindows.com had requested..."
NewsForge: Microsoft Displays Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt Toward OpenOffice.org (Mar 29, 2004, 14:00)
"I came across this Microsoft OpenOffice 1.1 Competitive Guide
through a post on the TTLUG mailing list..."
Linux Journal: Linux Kernel 2.6: The Future of Embedded Computing [Parts I & II] (Mar 29, 2004, 13:00)
"In this two-part article, we look at the improvements in the
2.6 kernel that have empowered it to make a foray into the
demanding world of embedded computing..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.5-rc2-mm5 (Mar 29, 2004, 12:59)
Changelog, link within.
ExpressIndia: Love, Peace and Linux (Mar 29, 2004, 11:30)
"Across the seven seas and 13 rivers, in the land of the
Mahatma, Linux is engulfing India's computing environment thus
creating lot of discomfort to companies like Microsoft..."
LinuxHardware.org: Opteron Workstation Boards Reviewed (Mar 29, 2004, 10:00)
"In this review we take a look at the two main contenders in the
Opteron workstation category..."
Enterprise IT Planet: Genetic Research Center Taps IBM for Supercomputer (Mar 29, 2004, 08:30)
"To generate 1.32 TeraFlops, IBM is crafting for the university
a supercomputer comprised of 266 Bladcenter HS20s powered by Red
Hat Advance Server 2.1..."
Small Business Computing: A Small Business Guide to Linux on the Desktop (Mar 29, 2004, 07:00)
"The Open Source community is loudly proclaiming that the Linux
desktop is ready for prime time. As a result, many small businesses
are considering the move..."
CrossNodes: The Linux 2.6 Kernel Trilogy Ends: Go Configure (Mar 29, 2004, 05:30)
In our third, and final, salute to the new kernel, we'll get
into the gnarly part--configuration (and we'll also cover patching
kernels, so you'll know how to keep your new kernels
Release Digest: KDE, March 28, 2004 (Mar 29, 2004, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: rosegarden 0.9.7, Image Service Menu
(KImgSM) 1.5, Shut Down-O-Matik (aka KShutDown) 0.1.7 Beta, Symlink
Properties Plugin 0.11, KMidiTracker 0.5.2, kdar 1.1.0-beta2,
GLobal Application Network (GLAN) 0.0.5.6, KStreamRipper 0.2,
KBarcode 1.7.3, KStreamripper Gentoo ebuild 0.2-r1, Konq Rellinks
0.4.1, and Scribus 1.1.6.
Release Digest: GNOME, March 28, 2004 (Mar 29, 2004, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: Rhythmbox 0.6.10 and GNOME CPU
Frequency Scaling Monitor 0.1.2.
DistroWatch: Distributions, March 28, 2004 (Mar 29, 2004, 05:00)
This weekend's distributions: Quantian 0.4.9.6 and Feather Linux