Linux News for Apr 30, 2000
AppWatch: WINE 20000430 released (Apr 30, 2000, 23:58)
"Wine is now distributed under the X11 license! Features
DirectDraw restructuration, many bug fixes merged from the Corel
tree, On-demand loading of built-in dlls, and much more."
LinuxWorld: Proprietary code doesn't kill competition - people with proprietary code kill competition (Apr 30, 2000, 20:13)
"But my point is that open, closed, proprietary, and free source
code are weapons wielded by both sides. They are not in themselves
good or evil."
CNET News.com: TurboLinux Workstation 6.0 (Apr 30, 2000, 19:23)
"TurboLinux is well known for its industrial-strength Linux
server distributions, but its recent desktop distribution falls
short of its lofty reputation."
O'Reilly Network: Living Linux: Printing Banners and Signs (Apr 30, 2000, 18:03)
To make a fancy poster or sign containing graphics, multiple
typefaces and a specific, detailed design, your best bet is to use
a tool like the GIMP to make an image file, save it as Encapsulated
PostScript (EPS), and print that."
Linux Gazette #53 (May 2000) is available (Apr 30, 2000, 17:49)
"Linux Gazette...Making Linux just a little more fun!"
sendmail.net: Intro to LDAP, Part One (Apr 30, 2000, 17:10)
"If you work in the computing industry, the chances are good
that you've heard of LDAP by now. Wondering what all the excitement
is about? Want to know a little more about the underlying
technology? You've come to the right place."
IBM developerWorks: Parsing with Perl modules (Apr 30, 2000, 16:31)
"One of Perl's main goals is parsing text. This tutorial
discusses CPAN modules for text parsing, and shows how you can use
them easily in your own programs."
VNU Net: DoJ wants Microsoft split in half (Apr 30, 2000, 16:03)
"This is the right remedy for the right time. Our proposal will
stimulate competition, promote innovation and give consumers new
and better choices in the marketplace."
XML.com: Character Encodings within XML and Perl (Apr 30, 2000, 15:35)
"I will look at what character encodings are and what their
relationship to XML is. We will then move on to how encodings are
handled in Perl, and end with some practical examples of
translating between encodings."
Fred Mobach: The latest NLUUG CD-ROM set (Apr 30, 2000, 15:01)
"The NLUUG (Dutch Unix User Group) has as usual sent their
latest CD-ROM set with 4 CD's to their members. Rumours goes that
those members will have a lack of sleep and social life for the
Web Techniques: Data-Drive Sites with Midgard (Apr 30, 2000, 14:40)
"How does Midgard work? One of the Midgard modules acts as a
filter in front of all page requests. If it notices that a request
comes in for a Midgard-managed page, it gives control over to the
Midgard system, and the system dynamically generates the page."
Korea Herald: U.S. Linux company [Caldera] enters partnership with Korean firms (Apr 30, 2000, 14:07)
"Caldera Systems, a U.S. Linux solution developer, yesterday
signed a partnership with local hardware vendor Kolon Data
ZDNet UK: Microsoft: The next generation (Apr 30, 2000, 13:53)
"Forget the DoJ breakup. If you want to figure out how Microsoft
will morph over the next few years, the elusive NGWS is the real
NY Times: Music Industry Wins Ruling in U.S. Court (Apr 30, 2000, 13:51)
"Shares of MP3.com, a leading Internet music company, plunged by
nearly 40 percent in Nasdaq trading after the judgment was released
German goverment recommends immediate actions for a secured Internet (Apr 30, 2000, 13:14)
"Use Open Source products : they'll be repaired faster than
closed source products and you can do it yourself."
Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: Updated kernel available for Red Hat Linux (Apr 30, 2000, 08:00)
"Several problems were discovered in the kernel shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.2. Updated kernel packages are available for download now."
SuSE Security Announcement: Package: aaabase < 2000.1.3 (Apr 30, 2000, 07:36)
"aaa_base is the basic package which comes with any SuSE Linux
installation. Two vulnerabilities have been found."
SuSE Security Announcement: Linux kernel masquerading vulnerability (Apr 30, 2000, 07:16)
"The ftp and udp masquerading modules can be used by an attacker
in some circumstances to access internal machines."
SJ Mercury/Reuters: Microsoft breakup proposal may be boon to Linux (Apr 30, 2000, 07:07)
"If Microsoft Office ran on Linux immediately we would see Linux
with a 10-15 percent share of the desktop operating system
TheStreet.com: The Night Watch: Red Hat the Big Winner Following Microsoft Announcement (Apr 30, 2000, 03:40)
"Red Hat CEO, Bob Young, who bears an unnerving resemblance to
Bill Gates, but distinguishes himself with his ever-present perky
red hat, saw his stock jump 5 points in the aftermath of the 4:30
pm EDT Microsoft news conference."
Linux.com: XMMS Plugins: A New Look (Apr 30, 2000, 03:33)
"The main reason that XMMS is so popular, apart from its
distinct name, is because it is quite expandable due to
Upside: French law would increase code accessibility (Apr 30, 2000, 03:27)
"Despite the glowing endorsement of both free software and the
principles of software liberty, free software advocates such as
Richard Stallman gave the overall text of the law mixed
Linux Journal: LINUX Administration for Dummies [Book Review] (Apr 30, 2000, 02:35)
"Overall, I think the bulk of this book was a reworked version
of a UNIX system administration book from roughly five years
LinuxDevices.com: On24: Impact of a Microsoft breakup on Embedded Linux? (Apr 30, 2000, 01:32)
"Bob Nixon, of On24's TalkOnStocks, interviewed LinuxDevices.com
founder Rick Lehrbaum immediately following the announcement by the
Justice Department of their decision to ask for a breakup of
Linux Journal: The Network Block Device (Apr 30, 2000, 01:29)
"A network block device (NBD) driver makes a remote resource
look like a local device in Linux, allowing a cheap and safe
real-time mirror to be constructed."
Linux Journal: WordPerfect for Linux Bible [Book Review] (Apr 30, 2000, 00:33)
"The WordPerfect for Linux Bible is an excellent resource for
learning what was once the most common word processor available.
Nearly seven hundred pages of instruction, very clearly written,
detail almost everything you would want to know about the Linux
version of WordPerfect."