Linux News for Oct 22, 2004
Editor's Note: Who's Getting Behind the Desktop? (Oct 22, 2004, 23:30)
"But for as much as the community, both commercial and free,
wants the Linux desktop to prosper, are they really doing enough to
promote it? Their words say yes, but their actions? Well..."
NewsForge: Tux in the Studio (Oct 22, 2004, 22:00)
"But with a little bit of elbow grease and a great selection of
open source software, you can build an adequate recording studio.
Making it perfect? Well, let's worry about that another day..." Two
articles linked within.
internetnews.com: Apache Refreshes Web Server Line (Oct 22, 2004, 20:30)
"The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released a new update
to its veritable Apache 1.3.x Web Server line. Apache 1.3.32
includes numerous bug fixes and a critical vulnerability
The Register: Windows v Linux Security: The Real Facts (Oct 22, 2004, 19:00)
"For every claim there is, somewhere, a counterclaim. But until
now there has been no systematic and detailed effort to address
Microsoft's major security bullet points in report form..."
LinuxInsider: Microsoft Feeling Heat from the Penguin (Oct 22, 2004, 17:30)
"Ballmer commented on a range of topics during a
Gartner-sponsored trade show for information technology executives
yesterday, saying that it's a 'myth' that Linux is more secure than
NetworkWorldFusion: Novell, SCO Exchange Shots Without Naming Names (Oct 22, 2004, 16:00)
"Novell and SCO traded barbs over open source software and
intellectual property rights last week, but were careful not to
name each other in their respective statements..."
Mandrakelinux Advisories: squid, wxGTK2, kdegraphics, gaim, cups, gpdf, xpdf (Oct 22, 2004, 15:59)
Seven security advisories from Mandrakesoft.
Fedora Core Advisory: xpdf (Oct 22, 2004, 15:58)
"During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a
number of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of
Computer Business Review: Novell Targets UK Government with Free NetWare Licenses (Oct 22, 2004, 14:30)
"Novell Inc is targeting the UK public sector with a range of
financial incentives to move to its Linux, NetWare and identity
management software, including free software licenses for the
latest version of its NetWare operating system..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.9-mm1 (Oct 22, 2004, 14:29)
Changelog, link within.
Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Floating Windows (Oct 22, 2004, 13:00)
"OpenOffice.org's extensive use of floating windows puts some of
the most-used editing tools at your fingertips..."
KernelTrap: Free Software Friendly Graphics Card (Oct 22, 2004, 11:30)
"Timothy Miller started a discussion on the lkml regarding
whether or not it would be viable for a company to release a
completely open video card..."
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Prep for Tomorrow with an IPv6 Testbed (Oct 22, 2004, 10:00)
"Yes, friends, I am afraid you do have to start paying attention
to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) (define). It's on its way,
it's inevitable, and us ace network admins must learn to use
NewsForge: Postfix for the Linux Business Desktop (Oct 22, 2004, 08:30)
"I've come to really appreciate the benefits of Postfix as a
sendmail replacement. The advantages of Postfix include enhanced
security, relatively simple configuration, and excellent
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Porting Applications from Solaris to Linux, Part 4 (Oct 22, 2004, 07:00)
"The odds are that anyone porting applications from Solaris to
Linux has better Solaris skills than Linux know-how. That was fine
for your other life, but now you'll need to become a Linux
Builder AU: Jump Into LAMP Development with XAMPP (Oct 22, 2004, 05:30)
"Want to get a LAMP development environment fired up without the
hassles of configuring everything from scratch? XAMPP makes it a
Release Digest: KDE, October 21, 2004 (Oct 22, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: KTelia 0.4.1, SpeedCrunch 0.4, konjue 0.1.2,
and G System 0.4.1.
DistroWatch: Distributions, October 21, 2004 (Oct 22, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: Rocks Cluster 3.3.0 and Puppy Linux
ComputerWeekly: Hot Skills: Windows Dominates, But Desktop Linux May Be Skill of the Future (Oct 22, 2004, 04:00)
"This may not be particularly inspiring, but as the Open Source
Applications Foundation pointed out, Bill Gates built his empire on
software that was 'good enough' for most people..."
SearchSecurity: Hardening Linux Networks With Open Source Tools, Part Two (Oct 22, 2004, 02:30)
"In this interview, [Todd Sanders] offers a granular look at his
work with POP Mail, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and
Humorix: Linux Makes It Easier To Outsource, Says Microsoft (Oct 22, 2004, 01:00)
Humor: "'What's good for Linux is bad for the
American economy,' said the company's Minister of Information.
'This operating system, originally developed by European
code-fascists, must be stopped...'"