Linux News for May 10, 2004
Community: It's Time to Strike the Next Blow (May 10, 2004, 23:30)
An open letter to the Australian Competition and Consumer
Commission from Ganesh Prasad regarding the high cost of the
"Microsoft tax" for consumers.
LinuxPlanet: Penguins Like Salmon, Too (May 10, 2004, 22:00)
"Springtime is a time for budding flowers, buzzing bees, and, it
seems, Linux and open source seminars. Correspondent Dee-Ann
LeBlanc files this report on her recent visit to the up-and-coming
show: Linuxfest Northwest 2004..."
Gentoo Linux Advisories: neon, LHa (May 10, 2004, 21:59)
Two security advisories from Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
Small Business Computing: Has Linux Finally Arrived? (May 10, 2004, 21:00)
"Anecdotal evidence suggests that a growing number of small and
mid-sized businesses are adopting the Linux operating
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: exim (May 10, 2004, 20:57)
"Georgi Guninski discovered two stack-based buffer
Samba 3.0.4 and 2.2.9 Available for Download (May 10, 2004, 20:00)
"The latest patch release of the 3.0 code base, Samba 3.0.4, is
available for download..."
Fedora Legacy Advisory: OpenSSL (May 10, 2004, 19:55)
"Testing performed by the OpenSSL group using the Codenomicon
TLS Test Tool uncovered a bug in older versions of OpenSSL 0.9.6
prior to 0.9.6d that can lead to a denial of service attack..."
Mad Penguin: A Conversation with Dan Ravicher, PUBPAT (May 10, 2004, 19:15)
"I hope you find this as enlightening and inspiring as I have.
It is good to know that the spirit of the Public Trust and Interest
is not lost in America..."
Conectiva Linux Advisory: lha (May 10, 2004, 19:14)
"Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow and a directory
traversal vulnerability in the lha utility..."
Groklaw: Darl Secretly Attended Novell's Brainshare; the Novell Strategy... (May 10, 2004, 18:30)
"First, from the El Pais interview, we learn that Darl went to
Novell's Brainshare conference. Nobody recognized him..."
LBA-Linux Advisories: neon, libpng, utempter, kernel, mc, httpd, lha, xchat, et al (May 10, 2004, 18:29)
Twelve security advisories from SOT.
eWeek: Mandrake, SuSE Offer New Linux Features (May 10, 2004, 17:45)
"The purpose of a Linux distribution is to deliver a Linux-based
operating environment with a useful set of applications in a
single, well-integrated package..."
The Independent: Could Red Hat Mean Curtains for Windows? (May 10, 2004, 17:00)
"If Matthew Szulik is to be believed, the first thing we will
see when we start up our computers in the morning will no longer be
Microsoft's familiar green, red, blue and yellow logo. Instead it
will be a battered red fedora..."
ZDNet UK: BayStar Buys More of SCO (May 10, 2004, 16:15)
"The investment firm has snapped up two-thirds of a Canadian
bank's holding in SCO, giving it more leverage to force changes at
the company..." This follow-up piece gives more detail on the
possible repercussions of the Royal Bank of Canada's investment
pullout from SCO on Friday.
NewsForge: SEC Filing Reveals Lindows Sued Xandros (May 10, 2004, 15:30)
"Buried in recently published financial documents is the news
that Lindows, Inc., has been engaged in a lawsuit with rival and
one-time partner Xandros, Inc. since the middle of December
CNET News: IBM Plans Web-based Desktop Software (May 10, 2004, 14:45)
"IBM on Monday is expected to announce new software intended to
take on Microsoft in the market for desktop business
Perens Joins OSRM (May 10, 2004, 14:00)
Bruce Perens has officially joined Open Source Risk Management.
ComputerWeekly has the announcement, IDG Singapore has the
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.6-mm1 (May 10, 2004, 13:30)
Changelog, link within.
ONLamp: Open Source in Africa (May 10, 2004, 13:00)
"This meeting, called Africa Source, was the first event of its
kind, bringing together developers from roughly 25 countries on the
continent, as well as visitors from a dozen countries outside
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.6 (May 10, 2004, 12:30)
Changelog, link within.
SearchEngineJournal: Mozdex.com--The Making of an Open Search Engine, Part 1 (May 10, 2004, 11:30)
"This article will describe our basic goals as well as outline
our key points regarding the project and what the critical factors
dot.KDE: Interview: Xandros and KDE (May 10, 2004, 10:00)
"Your humble Dot editor had the privilege to talk to Rick
Berenstein, Xandros Chairman and CTO and Ming Poon,Vice President
for Software Development about Xandros and their products and the
relationship between Xandros and the KDE project..."
NewsForge: Learning to Use Audacity (May 10, 2004, 08:30)
"I've recently spent some time learning how to use it. I can
tell you already that it's a gem, ranking up there in my all-time
top ten list of free Linux applications..."
Geekahertz: The OSS College Setting (May 10, 2004, 07:00)
"The house that we are currently looking into is devoid of any
standard networking system. Most likely, it will be my
responsibility to provide the optimal setting for our new
LinuxDevices: Device Profile: NexGen NexPaq Wireless VoIP Handset for First Responders (May 10, 2004, 05:30)
"NexGen City has used embedded Linux to build what it claims to
be the first VoIP (voice over internet protocol) push-to-talk (PTT)
handset for emergency workers and 'first responders...'"
Release Digest: KDE, May 9, 2004 (May 10, 2004, 05:00)
This Mother's Day's KDE apps: EventWatcher 0.4.1, KLinkStatus
0.1.0, KNetLoad 2.2.1, eric3 3.4.2, amaroK 1.0-beta3, konjue 0.1,
knoda 0.7-test1, MIKonq 0.3, KXDocker 0.17, and gwenview 1.0.1 -
Release Digest: GNOME, May 10, 2004 (May 10, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: Muine 0.6.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, May 9, 2004 (May 10, 2004, 05:00)
This Mother's Day's GNOME apps: Guikachu 1.4.0, gi8k 1.2.2, and
DistroWatch: Distributions, May 9, 2004 (May 10, 2004, 05:00)
This Mother's Day's distributions: SLAX 4.1.2-pre1, Astaro
Security Linux V5, and YES Linux 2.0.6.