Linux News for Aug 01, 2000
TurboLinux Security Announcement: Package: cvsweb-1.90 and earlier (2000-08-01 23:53:46)
"Current and previous version of cvsweb allow remote users to
access/write files as the default web user via the cvsweb.cgi
VNU Net: Record companies risk Napster backlash (2000-08-01 22:19:11)
"With Napster potentially shut down, the record companies have
no one to negotiate with as distributed trading architectures such
as Gnutella have no management team, facilities or place of
VNU Net: IBM promises Transmeta notebook this year (2000-08-01 21:41:59)
"IBM also has long-term plans to introduce the chip into its
entire mobile product line."
CNET News.com: Red Hat pushes beyond PCs with Ericsson deal (2000-08-01 21:35:39)
"The Ericsson partnership is an example of Red Hat's business
model to make money selling services based on Linux... The Red Hat
deal comes at a momentous time for Ericsson. The company, one of
the leaders in wireless communications, is seeing a flood of
competitors enter the market it helped create."
CNET News.com: Mozilla.org puts browser to work as word processor (2000-08-01 21:16:15)
"...Mozilla participant James Russell has launched an effort to
integrate into the Mozilla browser the StarOffice productivity
applications soon to be released into open-source development by
eWeek: A toast to wine for running win apps (2000-08-01 21:12:42)
"Although Lotus has released its Domino server for Linux, Notes
has yet to reach the client side. This meant that if I were to run
Notes on Linux, I'd have to do it with Wine."
LinuxNovice.org: Beginning Perl [Book Review] (2000-08-01 21:03:55)
"For people who are starting out in Perl, or just need a good
refresher, Simon Cozen's "Beginning Perl" is a good choice."
ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch: Bleeding edge for the rest of us (2000-08-01 20:40:59)
"The Caldera Linux Technology Preview (LTP) is an actual boxed,
two-CD distribution that offers a taste of Linux to come. Based on
pre-release versions of the 2.4 kernel, KDE 2.0 and the newest
XFree86, the LTP is the first kit I've seen in a while that easily
allows those unversed in kernel installation to examine future
Dan & Wietse's Forensics Tools released (2000-08-01 20:23:36)
"TCT is a collection of programs that can be used for a
post-mortem analysis of a UNIX system after break-in."
Xtreme 3D: Gaming in Linux (2000-08-01 20:12:45)
"A gamer shouldn't have to dish out money to a third party in
order to obtain drivers for their sound card since the manufacturer
is too lazy to produce their own drivers."
BW: Little Guys Look for Big Breaks at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo... (2000-08-01 20:08:17)
"Little companies can have big dreams. In fact, they can have
monster-truck sized dreams. Some of them do, and take a major step
toward turning them into reality when they show up at LinuxWorld
Conference & Expo."
LinuxWorld: Tux Racer [Review] (2000-08-01 19:59:55)
"Tux Racer is a simulation in which you play the ice wizard, Tux
himself. It is your job to steer him down the courses as fast as
you can, avoiding trees and obstacles in your race against the
clock. Excellent visuals and a fun, fast-paced snow theme make an
PRNewswire: SteelEye Delivers Highly Available Web Server Solution for Apache Users (2000-08-01 19:58:50)
"...SteelEye High Availability (HA) Web Server solution for
Apache... combines SteelEye's LifeKeeper clustering software for
Linux with leading Web solutions."
PRNewswire: Cybernet's NetMAX Selects RSA... to Enhance Linux-based Internet Appliance Products (2000-08-01 19:48:15)
"...has licensed RSA BSAFE Crypto-C security software for
inclusion in its NetMAX family of Internet appliance software."
The Register: Microsoft talks X-box to The Reg (2000-08-01 19:29:00)
"Given that it's got a hard disk and an Ethernet connection, and
given that the hardware will be subsidised by the services its
runs, it'll take some seriously crippling now if it isn't going
morph into an Internet Appliance. But for now, Microsoft has given
it far more of a chance at the console business than we could
possibly have suspected six months ago."
LinuxPR: La Gaceta de Linux: Spanish Edition of "Linux Gazette" August issue available (2000-08-01 19:22:41)
"An invitation for English to Spanish volunteer translators is
made to everyone willing to contribute to this worldwide Spanish
speaking community effort..."
GeekNews.org: Day Three of Defcon (2000-08-01 19:07:10)
"I decided to camp out in the Uber Haxor track today as a friend
of mine was presenting a paper. The most memorable of the talks
were Palm Data Protection by Adam Bresson and 8-bit redux:
Microcontroller hacking by Phil King."
LinuxNews.com: LinuX-Men's Special Effects Team Moving to Maya--and Linux (2000-08-01 18:58:39)
"While the X-Men wrestled with super-villains like Magneto
onscreen, the film's post-production special effects designers
wrestled with computer-generated villainy of another type--but they
expect Linux-based assistance soon from SGI..."
LinuxNews.com: Health Care Professionals Eager to Open Up (2000-08-01 18:42:55)
"Four out of five doctors agree--Open Source software is good
for what ails today's health care database and network
LinuxPR: OpenDocs Publishing: Securing and Optimizing Linux: RedHat Edition NOW (2000-08-01 18:36:49)
"As this book is part of the OpenDocs Publishing, Open Source
Documentation Fund a portion of all proceeds go to the community to
help them financially as they continue to deliver incredible
documentation for our beloved operating system, Linux."
LinuxPR: ShowMeLinux Appoints Publisher
"...Bob Basil, President of Basil Communications Inc... received
his Bachelor of Arts, from SUNY/Buffalo, and his Masters in Arts
from Stanford University. He is the author of several dozen major
articles focusing on North American political, legal, and religious
LinuxPR: Ericsson and Red Hat Form Strategic Initiative in Home Communications
"The first product from this partnership is the Ericsson
Cordless Screen Phone unveiled at CeBIT 2000, that will be
commercially available at the end of this year."
Linux Today and more on Linux World Expo San Jose show floor. (2000-08-01 17:03:24)
The Linux and Open Source channel representatives will be
available at the upcomming Linux World Expo in San Jose.
LinuxUser.co.uk: LinuxUser archive now available (2000-08-01 15:57:30)
"This archive of articles and other material from LinuxUser is
in PDF format. You can use Adobe Acrobat or xpdf to view and print
Tonight Live: Napster, Linux Insider and the Republican Convention >> On The Linux Show!! (2000-08-01 15:47:34)
"As usual we will be covering the hot linux news of the week;
including some sneak previews of Linux World expo and the Lineo
Penguinista.org: Open source Star Office: Ruminations of its signifigance (2000-08-01 15:37:45)
"I'm not concluding that... open sourcing of WordPerfect's
source code or Applix office's is a panacea... nevertheless, the
possibility of failure or of things going awry shouldn't deter
Corel or Applix from seriously evaluating the open source
ShowMeLinux.com: What If Microsoft Made Linux Applications? (2000-08-01 15:17:58)
"If big brand-name applications like Office were ported to
Linux, consumers who just use web browsers and word processors
would see that Linux is not only for college students and
technogeeks. It's an operating system anybody can profitably
LA Times: Thrilling News: King Finds Honesty Pays Off on Internet (2000-08-01 15:02:38)
"For those weary of tales about deception, hacking and piracy on
the Internet, consider this: Almost 100,000 people have paid author
Stephen King when they didn't really have to."
LA Times: Is a Stitch Online a Crime? (2000-08-01 14:30:10)
"Business people are trembling at the prospect that
file-swapping won't stop at music, videos and needlepoint. There
are already rumblings that it has spread to knitting and
The Register: MS Hotmail servers begin switch from FreeBSD to Win2k (2000-08-01 13:49:02)
"Having people point and laugh because you're running Solaris,
Linux, FreeBSD or whatever is what you might call an acquisitional
hazard for Microsoft."
CNET News.com: Monitor maker ViewSonic moves into info appliances (2000-08-01 13:34:36)
"The company will also use contract manufacturers to build the
devices, which will give the company greater flexibility in
internal technology. Rather than offer a single operating system or
chip, ViewSonic plans to offer devices containing Linux, BeOS,
Windows CE and other operating systems. The devices will also
contain processors from Transmeta, National Semiconductor or Intel,
depending on what the customer wants, Weedfald added."
LinuxPlanet: The Graphics Lab on Your Linux Desktop (2000-08-01 13:19:04)
"If you just want to get the red-eye out of photos before
putting them up on your web page, or if you feel like making
elaborate photo-collages, these tools start with the basic act of
getting your digital camera to talk to your PC, and end with making
simple slideshows of the finished product."
osOpinion: Napster Loses and we all lose (2000-08-01 12:47:53)
To shut Napster down would be a slap in the face to the people
who traverse this thing we call the "Net."
Canada Computes: Linux: Best of the Web, Part 2 (2000-08-01 11:30:36)
"In this column, I continue the list I began the last time,
looking at some of the best Linux sites that I have found on the
Wired: Linux Books for You and Mom (2000-08-01 11:20:31)
"Publishing houses have finally figured out that books on Linux
don't have to be deadly dull or aimed only at the technical
Linux.com: Breaking Free of the Hive (2000-08-01 11:03:55)
"Where do we draw the line between community involvement and
commune-like brainwashing? If a Linux company gives away shirts
that say, "There's nothing wrong with Windows 2000... that Linux
can't fix", we scramble to sport them proudly at our local Barnes
and Noble just to see the look on other people's faces."
ShowMeLinux.com: Gnumeric and the Gnu Love of my Life (2000-08-01 08:29:28)
"I love Excel. There, I said it. Anti-Microsoft agitators
reading this will cringe, but the idea of giving up my Windows
workstation for Linux is hampered by my admiration for Excel and
its many elegant features. And I'm not alone."
Network World: Mainframe Linux to get mgmt. boost (2000-08-01 08:15:27)
"These announcements are a good sign that system management
vendors are taking Linux in the enterprise seriously."
Korea Herald: 250 Linux servers infected by denial-of-service program (2000-08-01 08:09:25)
"Some 250 Linux servers were found to have been infected with a
hacking program used in denial of service (DOS) attacks, raising
serious security concerns with the popular open source code
China Daily: Can Linux break Windows? (2000-08-01 08:04:48)
"Because of the emergence of the open-source Linux operating
system, Chinese software developers are beginning to write software
programmes that can be used on operating systems other than
South China Morning Post: Red Hat joins Donovan Systems in Asia Linux push (2000-08-01 07:58:08)
"The alliance puts Red Hat Linux on Donovan's 64-bit server
computers, which are powered by UltraSPARC IIi chip from Sun
Draft 4 of the joint revision to POSIX and the Single UNIX Specification now available (2000-08-01 07:50:13)
"This is the first feature complete draft of the specification.
Concurrent IEEE and ISO balloting will take place on this
Linux Magazine: Turbo Man (2000-08-01 07:27:54)
"Cliff Miller's TurboLinux has cornered the Asian market. Now
he's setting his sights on North America."
Linux Magazine: The Transmeta Mystery (2000-08-01 07:21:10)
"How Did an Unknown Startup Company Hire the Creator of Linux
and What are They Doing with Him?"
osOpinion: Open Source and nag screens: contradictions of the bazaar (2000-08-01 06:58:22)
"Unfortunately, the adoption of the nag screen in an Open source
program points to a potential trend that worries me. It exposes a
contradiction of the bazaar."
ComputerWorld: Linux on mainframes gets cheaper (2000-08-01 06:53:16)
"Key among the features is hardware called the Integrated
Facility for Linux. It will let users of IBM's Generation 6 and
Generation 5 mainframes add processor capacity exclusively for
Linux applications without increasing charges for all other
software on the server."
MkLinux.org: [MkLinux] Performa 52xx/53xx/62xx/63xx Support (2000-08-01 04:55:50)
"As of July 31, 2000, the PowerMac 5200/5300/6200/6300 family of
computers, and their Performa equivalents, are officially supported
Smart Partner: Compaq Rolls Out NAS & SAN - Storage devices for W2K, NT, Linux markets (2000-08-01 04:23:24)
"...the new RA4100 is the first SAN system from Compaq to
support multihost clusters, the first to use a switch rather than a
hub, and also the first to support Linux."
LinuxPR: Chilliware Announces New Operating System for Linux
"Xtreme Ice will enable both consumers and enterprises to take
advantage of the stability and scalability of the Linux
environment. The company will also release several Linux
BW: Internet.com Reports Increased Cash Earnings and Record Revenues for Quarter Ended June 30... (2000-08-01 02:21:08)
"During the second quarter, internet.com continued to expand and
strengthen its world class proprietary content offerings and
services with the launch of the following internally developed
sites: BSDToday.com... ApacheToday.com..."
CNET News.com: Red Hat, SuSE, others update Linux offerings (2000-08-01 02:08:14)
"The heart of Linux [2.4 kernel] might not be ready yet, but
companies and volunteers are releasing new versions of the rest of
the operating system."
Slashdot: Red Hat 7.0 Beta Is Out (2000-08-01 01:54:55)
"Red Hat. Inc. presents a beta release of Red Hat Linux for your
Kernel Traffic #78 By Zack Brown (2000-08-01 01:41:39)
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