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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 15, 2002

  • ComputerBits: Business Linux: Running a website on Linux, part II (2002-02-15 22:52:36)
    "The most customizable way to run Apache is to install it from source. This bypasses distribution-specific modifications, and the documentation on Apache.org makes more sense. This permits installing only the modules you are going to use; lean servers with nothing extraneous are easier to secure and manage. This is for more advanced users: raw newbies read on."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: ucd-snmp (2002-02-15 22:29:39)
    "The Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG) has identified numerous vulnerabilities in multiple vendor SNMPv1 implementations. These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized privileged access, denial of service attacks, or unstable behaviour."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: cups (2002-02-15 22:24:00)
    "There is a potential buffer overflow vulnerability in CUPS when reading the names of attributes. This bug affects all versions of CUPS and is fixed upstream in version 1.1.14."

  • Comments on the United States v. Microsoft Settlement Provided to the Court on February 14, 2002 (2002-02-15 20:48:50)
    "Major" comments from 47 interested parties regarding the Microsoft settlement have been posted on the US Department of Justice homepage. Of possible interest to readers, those of Red Hat, the KDE League, and Eben Moglen.

  • Datamation: Linux Gains Legitimacy in the Enterprise (2002-02-15 16:08:48)
    "Red Hat, maker of the most successful commercial version of open-source operating system software, unseated Microsoft to win in Datamation's Network and Systems Software category."

  • Linux Focus: QCAD: Technical drawing with Linux (2002-02-15 14:04:56)
    "A 'plan' is any precise plane representation of a real object for study or for production purposes. The dimensions of each element (entity) of which the drawing consists of, must be exact no matter what scaling is used. This differentiates a CAD program from a vectorial drawing tool such as Sketch, Illustrator or Corel Draw, which is a more or less faithful representation of reality."

  • LinuxDevices.com: A sneak preview of Infomart's "Kaii" Linux PDA (2002-02-15 08:36:36)
    "We wanted to use a standard software stack that would be prevalent in the industry, and saw the combination of [what Sharp and Lineo had created for Sharp's new Zaurus PDA] -- and their commitment to Linux -- as a strong leverage point that could offer both users and developers a strong third alternative to PalmOS and PocketPC."

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #30 (2002-02-15 03:25:47)
    This Week's Summary: Mandrake Linux 8.2 Beta2 has arrived; MandrakeSoft's first quarter financial report; New Products at MandrakeStore; Introduction of "Direct Trading Program" for MandrakeClub members; MandrakeClub Interview featuring Frédéric Bastok; Frozen-Bubble has been released!; Business Case of the Week; Request for Desktop Screenshots; Software Updates; Headlines from MandrakeForum