Linux News for Jun 18, 2004
Gentoo Linux Advisory: Squid (Oct 19, 2004, 03:14)
"Squid contains a vulnerability in the SNMP module which may
lead to a denial of service..."
Editor's Note: Lighting a Fire(fox) Under a Browser (Jun 18, 2004, 23:30)
Your editor tries a new browser and announces a format change
for Linux Today.
ZDNet UK: Siberian Coal Mine Digs Out FreeBSD Funding (Jun 18, 2004, 22:00)
"A FreeBSD programmer has hit his funding targets--with
donations coming in from firms as far afield as Siberia..."
OfB.biz: HelixPlayer Goes Beta (Jun 18, 2004, 21:15)
"Helix Player and RealPlayer [for Linux and other Unixes] have
SourceForge: Galeon 1.2.14 "End of the Line" (Jun 18, 2004, 20:30)
"It's also significant because I'm not planning to try and keep
up with mozilla beyond 1.7..."
Fedora Core Advisory: libpng, libpng10 (Jun 18, 2004, 19:45)
Two security advisories each for Fedora Core 1 and 2.
internetnews.com: Open Source as Weapon (Jun 18, 2004, 19:00)
"It seems like every major software maker has gotten open source
religion, with Sun Microsystems now considering opening its Solaris
code and Microsoft posting some source code into a Linux
Reuters: France Challenges Microsoft in Software Re-Fit (Jun 18, 2004, 18:15)
"Civil service minister Renaud Dutreil told Reuters France
wanted to use 'open-source' software providers to resupply part of
the almost one million state computers..."
Techworld: Linux to Take Third of Server Market Within Four Years (Jun 18, 2004, 17:30)
"The Linux operating system will account for 29 percent of the
worldwide server market in 2008, up from 12 percent last year,
according to predictions published by the IDC..."
NetworkWorldFusion: Microsoft-Funded Study: Microsoft is Cheaper to Support than Linux (Jun 18, 2004, 16:45)
"The study also found that Windows in some cases was less
expensive in terms of paying for long-term support than the two
CNET News: Nokia Cash Boosts Mozilla (Jun 18, 2004, 16:00)
"Nokia has funded a cell phone browser project at the Mozilla
Foundation, breathing new life into the open-source effort once
written off as Microsoft roadkill..."
LocalTechWire: Just Barely Missing Revenue Estimate, Red Hat Stock Pummeled in After-Hours Trading (Jun 18, 2004, 14:30)
"Analysts told various wire services the reason for the sellout
was primarily because Red Hat missed the revenue estimate for the
most recent quarter..."
Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.7 Released (Jun 18, 2004, 13:00)
It's been a busy week at the Mozilla Foundation, as the flagship
browser sports a new 1.7 release. Details, links within.
LinuxDevCenter: Windows Compatibility for the Linux Desktop (Jun 18, 2004, 11:30)
"There is a better alternative: run just the necessary Windows
programs under Linux. This solves the same problem we saw when DOS
started to replace CP/M..."
ADTmag: Flashline Aims to Ease Open-Source Transition (Jun 18, 2004, 10:00)
"Linux is everywhere, and many IT managers are feeling the
pressure to get going with an open-source project. Yet for many,
this is still uncharted territory..."
LinuxDevices: IDE Simplifies Linux Batch Data Terminal Programming (Jun 18, 2004, 08:30)
"Esfia has achieved the first stable release of its integrated
development environment for Intermec's uClinux-based CK1 batch data
NewsForge: Putting Together PDF Files (Jun 18, 2004, 07:00)
"This article looks at three command line utilities:
Ghostscript, joinPDF, and pdfmeld. Each does a good job of
combining PDF files, and they all pack some interesting
Release Digest: KDE, June 17, 2004 (Jun 18, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Simple Installer 0.6, kamix 0.4.1, amaroK 1.0,
UADE kLauncher 0.02, KLinkStatus 0.1.3, Kasablanca 0.4-pre2,
RMT-Installer (Kommander project) 0.2, and Mozilla Quickstarter
Release Digest: GNU, June 17, 2004 (Jun 18, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: GIMP 2.0.2.
DistroWatch: Distributions, June 17, 2004 (Jun 18, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distributions: Guadalinex 2004 Beta 2, White Box
Enterprise Linux 3.0 Respin 1, and Metadistro Pequelin 0.6.
Linux.com: Recommended Hardware: June Edition (Jun 18, 2004, 04:00)
"This article is the first in what we hope will become a monthly
series of hardware recommendations for GNU/Linux users who want to
build their own computer systems or upgrade the ones they
Gentoo Linux Advisory: Squid (Jun 18, 2004, 03:15)
"Squid contains a bug where it fails to properly check bounds of
the 'pass' variable..."
SUSE Linux Advisory: kernel (Jun 18, 2004, 03:15)
"The Linux kernel is vulnerable to a local denial-of-service
attack. By using a C program it is possible to trigger a floating
point exception that puts the kernel into an unusable state..."
ONLamp: I've Been Eclipsed! (Jun 18, 2004, 02:30)
"I recently started using Eclipse as my development environment.
People already familiar with Eclipse are now spluttering
'Recently?! What took you so long?' while the rest of you wonder
what the fuss is..."
Builder.AU: Are Open Source Databases for Real? (Jun 18, 2004, 01:00)
"Free and open-source software is making a splash in the world
of databases. But is it reliable enough for your critical