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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 16, 2002

  • Red Hat/IDC Webcast Unveils Results of Three-month Study (Jan 16, 2002, 23:13)
    "The study and the resulting white paper, "The Role of Linux in Reducing the Cost of Enterprise Computing," by IDC Analysts Dan Kusnetzky, Al Gillen and Scott McLarnon, was sponsored by Red Hat. Data for the study was collected through 142 telephone interviews during June-September 2001, with companies of 100 employees or more deploying Linux on the Intel platform and Unix on RISC-based systems."

  • Debian Weekly News - January 16th, 2002 (Jan 16, 2002, 21:27)
    This week: Sponsors, LibPNG, Documentation, OpenPKG, Debian NetBSD, Quality Assurance, 2.2r5

  • U.S. Census Bureau Reaps Awards from MySQL-based Web Sites (Jan 16, 2002, 16:10)
    "The Census Bureau's web development team has relied on the MySQL database server, as well as other open-source software such as Perl, Apache, Linux and PHP, to develop these highly-acclaimed and extraordinarily successful web sites. In fact, one of the MySQL-run sites won the prestigious Census Bureau's Director's Award for Innovation in 2001..."

  • ZDNet UK: Tests indicate Linux could be a desktop solution (Jan 16, 2002, 15:06)
    One IT manager contacted by IT Week said he would now test Linux computers 'for the more computer-literate staff'. This approach was backed by Eddie Bleasdale of e-business consultancy Netproject, who said laptops are harder to configure than PCs."

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #26 (Jan 16, 2002, 14:12)
    This week: Mandrake in the News; MandrakeSoft StockTrader Update; Website resources; MandrakeClub Summary; Business Case of the Week; Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum.

  • Volution shows promise (Jan 16, 2002, 13:08)
    "Caldera's Volution Messaging Server 1.0 allows system administrators to support different e-mail and collaboration clients, including Microsoft Outlook, on a Linux server. This avoids the use of a Windows 2000 or NT server, and buying licenses for Exchange. I tested Volution to see if it lived up to its promises in ease of administration, and, unfortunately, found it lacking in one key area."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: sudo (Jan 16, 2002, 08:09)
    "The SuSE Security Team discovered a vulnerability in sudo that can be exploited to obtain root privilege because sudo is installed setuid root. An attacker could trick sudo to log failed sudo calls executing the sendmail (or equivalent mailer) program with root privileges and an environment that is not completely clean."

  • NewsForge: An Open Source adventure at MacWorld (Jan 16, 2002, 07:54)
    "'For me, what Darwin brings is not so much another alternative to Linux or FreeBSD or whatever, as those systems I have that are running some Open Source BSD are likely to continue doing that. It's the fact that there is an Open Source kernel and utility suite and libraries that will support proprietary commercial applications that I'm willing to pay for but can't run on most of my other systems.'"

  • ZDNet: SuSE 7.3 offers solid server reach and desktop usability (Jan 16, 2002, 00:04)
    "SuSE Linux 7.3 is well prepared for corporate computing, offering support for a broad range of server architectures and significant advances in usability for both administrators and end users. Companies looking for a solid server platform--and perhaps even a desktop replacement for Windows--would be well advised to evaluate SuSE 7.3's stellar offerings."