Linux News for Oct 28, 2004
Groklaw: Ballmer's Email--Indemnification Comes Full Circle (Oct 28, 2004, 23:30)
"Just 6 easy steps, and we come full circle on the
Reykjavík University: C++ In The Linux Kernel (Oct 28, 2004, 22:45)
"We have implemented a complete kernel level run-time support
for C++ in the Linux kernel..." [Link repaired. -ed.]
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Web Tools Lead Unorthodox Charge in Linux Migration (Oct 28, 2004, 22:00)
John Horn, the CEO of... Interstate Software, talked... about
how certain Web development tools that run on Windows could be part
of an unorthodox step for companies that are interested in the idea
of moving from a proprietary database environment to an open
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Upstream Provider Woes? Point the Ping of Blame (Oct 28, 2004, 21:15)
"But there a lot of potential bottlenecks between your PC and
the outside world, like your Internet gateway, proxy server,
firewall, Internet service provider, and so forth, so where do you
PCPro: Vodafone Turns to Sun for Linux-based Computing Support (Oct 28, 2004, 20:30)
"Vodafone has signed a deal to use Sun's full software, hardware
and services products..."
NewsForge: Red Hat Email Scam: Hard Target or Harbinger for Linux? (Oct 28, 2004, 19:45)
"Linux devotees like to talk about the operating system and its
various distributions as pretty much invulnerable to the kind of
virus, worm, and trojan attacks perpetrated against Windows..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Comparing Mozilla Thunderbird, Firefox to IE, Peers (Oct 28, 2004, 19:00)
"Mozilla has spurred thousands of tests in IT shops with its
recent release of Thunderbird 0.8, Mozilla's latest e-mail program,
and the preview version of the Firefox Web browser..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: catdoc, cabextract (Oct 28, 2004, 18:59)
Two security advisories from the Debian Project.
CRM Daily: Open Source Makes Do-It-Yourself CRM Possible (Oct 28, 2004, 18:30)
"But the growing viability of open-source code in the corporate
world has extended into the enterprise application arena, AMR
Research's Erik Keller told CRM Daily..."
TheStreet: Linux Cauldron Gets Another Stir (Oct 28, 2004, 18:00)
"The already-bruising battle for control of the fast-growing
Linux market has become even tougher after Dell announced Wednesday
that it will distribute Novell's version of the upstart operating
system on its servers..."
Conectiva Linux Advisory: foomatic-filters (Oct 28, 2004, 17:59)
"The foomatic-rip filter in foomatic-filters contains a
vulnerability caused by insufficient checking of command-line
parameters and environment variables which may allow arbitrary
remote command execution on the print server with the permissions
of the spooler user..."
Gentoo Linux Advisory: PuTTY (Oct 28, 2004, 17:58)
"PuTTY contains a vulnerability allowing an SSH server to
execute arbitrary code on the connecting client..."
Techworld: We're Ready for Big Business, Says MySQL (Oct 28, 2004, 17:30)
"'I am not a fan to date of this release,' said Gartner analyst
Donald Feinberg. 'It is not enterprise-ready until features such as
(stored procedures and triggers) are there...'"
Reuters/CNN: Google to Back Microsoft Browser Foe? (Oct 28, 2004, 17:00)
"The Web is filling up with rumors about an alliance between
search giant and browser maker Firefox..."
ZDNet UK: Novell Responds to Microsoft Email (Oct 28, 2004, 16:30)
"Novell, responding to Steve Ballmer's latest attack on Linux,
is accusing Microsoft of selectively using biased reports to back
up its claims..."
LinuxInsider: Analyst: Red Hat Conceding Defeat in US (Oct 28, 2004, 16:00)
"To one analyst, though, U.S.-based Red Hat's emphasis on
overseas sales indicates failings elsewhere..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linspire Attorney: Microsoft's Anti-Linux FUD, Suits 'Follow the Money' (Oct 28, 2004, 15:30)
"As the attorney for Linspire, the software company formerly
known as Lindows, Daniel R. Harris has an insider's view of the
battle between open source and proprietary software forces..."
ZDNet Australia: Centrelink Continues Its Crawl Towards Desktop Linux (Oct 28, 2004, 15:00)
"Centrelink, the Australian government agency responsible for
distributing social security payments, is expecting delivery of
Novell's Open Enterprise Server technology early next year..."
mozillaZine: Firefox 1.0 RC 1 Released (Oct 28, 2004, 14:30)
"Today we have our first Firefox 1.0 candidate builds available
UK Government Report Approves Open Source (Oct 28, 2004, 13:45)
"The software could 'generate significant savings,' according to
the Office of Government Commerce (OGC)..." BBC has the breaking
news, and The Guardian follows with more in-depth coverage.
NewsForge: Lunch with Brian Behlendorf (Oct 28, 2004, 13:00)
"Behlendorf, one of the original Apache crew and now a member of
the board of directors of the Apache Software Foundation, crammed
into the session a history of the Apache project and a Q&A
DesktopLinux: Scalix Linux Messaging Platform Adds Support for Mozilla and Firefox (Oct 28, 2004, 11:30)
"Scalix 9.1 adds support for the Mozilla 1.7 browser, Firefox
Preview Release and the Thunderbird email application..."
LinuxInsider: Serpro To Adopt Open Source in 60 Percent of Workstations (Oct 28, 2004, 10:00)
"Brazil's federal data processing firm Serpro will adopt a
GNU/Linux operational system in 60 percent of its 2,500
workstations by December this year, a Serpro press spokesperson
DesktopLinux: Manufacturing Pioneer Saves Time, Money with Linux Management Tool (Oct 28, 2004, 08:30)
"Managing Linux is a top priority for companies that are looking
to open source software in the enterprise and is a key
consideration for IT execs contemplating a switch.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Re-Branding Mozilla (Oct 28, 2004, 07:00)
"In this tip I'll show you how to change the animated waiting
for download icon, officially known as a throbber..."
developerWorks: Genetic Algorithms Simulate a Multi-Celled Organism (Oct 28, 2004, 05:30)
"This article will show how to simulate a multi-celled organism.
The particular application will be to generate letter puzzles,
rated by their complexity and correctness..."
Release Digest: KDE, October 27, 2004 (Oct 28, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: qGO 0.2.2, SchafKopf 0.4, KSynaptics 0.1.2,
and QUIViewer 1.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 27, 2004 (Oct 28, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: DrQueue 0.52.1, Drivel 1.2.2, GOB 2.0.11,
DrPython 3.6.5, GtkBalls 3.1.4, Winki the Ripper 0.3.3, Bless
0.2.0, and Flumotion Streaming Server 0.1.1.
DistroWatch: Distributions, October 27, 2004 (Oct 28, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: Specifix Linux 0.13 (Alpha), SimplyMEPIS
2004.04, Feather Linux 0.6.1, Co-CreateLinux 2005, ZoneCD 0.5, and
Damn Small Linux 0.8.3.
ZDNet: Why Sun's JDS Deserves a Try (Oct 28, 2004, 04:00)
"Something rather strange happened earlier this month. Sun
released--but did not announce--a Solaris-based version of Release
2 of its Java Desktop System (JDS)..."
Linux Times: Why Linux Matters? - Part II (Oct 28, 2004, 03:15)
"What's your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate chip?
Butterscotch, maybe. When you go to the ice cream shop, you expect
them to have a lot of flavors to choose from right? Not if you
visit the Microsoft Ice Cream store..."
Technetra: Sun's Red Hatting Game (Oct 28, 2004, 02:30)
"Sun's President Jonathan Schwartz seems to have learned the
fine art of posturing from the master..."
The Motley Fool: Mozilla vs. Microsoft (Oct 28, 2004, 01:45)
"It doesn't take rocket science to realize that's a swing at
Microsoft, given the near ubiquity of its Windows operating system
and its Internet Explorer browser..."
Linux Journal: Ballmer Blames Software Piracy on Spendy Hardware, or: What I'd Do with $100 (Oct 28, 2004, 01:00)
"Once you've put your head back together after that nasty
explosion, let's talk here about some things that Steve
DesktopLinux: Desktop Linux: A VB/Access Developer�s View (Oct 28, 2004, 00:15)
"Additional enhancements would be good, but overall there isn't
really that much missing in Linux..."