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Linux News for Apr 25, 2002

  • LinuxLookup: VMware GSX Server for Linux Review (Apr 25, 2002, 23:30)
    "For someone who doesn't spend much time running multiple iterations of a particular application, I viewed this application as a solution looking for a problem. What I've learned in this exercise is that making a low-end server into a distributed application environment is quick and reliable using the GSX server..."

  • Linux Weekly News for April 25, 2002 (Apr 25, 2002, 22:00)
    This week: A look at BitKeeper's use for tracking Linux kernel development and news about AbiWord 1.0.

  • Business 2.0: Buying Industrial-Strength Tech on the Cheap (Apr 25, 2002, 20:30)
    "Five years ago, if you had proposed running some of your company's most critical applications on an operating system originally developed by a longhaired Finnish teenager and given away for free, your IT manager would have laughed you out of his office..."

  • GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 4 Released (Apr 25, 2002, 19:00)
    "The GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 4 release, 'Thank You,' is ready for your bug-busting and testing pleasure!"

  • Conectiva Linux Announcement: ethereal (Apr 25, 2002, 18:51)
    "This update addresses two vulnerabilities stated in ethereal's home page..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Evaluating Mozilla 1.0 Candidate 1 (Apr 25, 2002, 17:30)
    Mozilla 1.0 is coming and many users are wondering how it will stack up as a personal and business tool. A lot of anecdotal evidence is out there, so Rob Reilly has sat down and tested the latest release candidate for Mozilla 1.0 to see what the numbers really say.

  • LinuxPR: SOT Launches Office Suite for Linux and Windows (Apr 25, 2002, 16:00)
    SOT has become the next vendor to repackage and distrbute the OpenOffice suite. And they're releasing it for free.

  • Global InterSec Advisory: sudo (Apr 25, 2002, 15:33)
    "A local user may gain root access through corruption of the heap (Off-By-Five)..."

  • eWeek: Microsoft: How to Catch a Linux Migrator (Apr 25, 2002, 14:30)
    "Microsoft Corp. is ratcheting up efforts to catch companies migrating from Unix to Linux before they make the switch..."

  • The Browser That Roared (Apr 25, 2002, 13:00)
    "Brace yourself. A nonprofit group loosely affiliated with Netscape is about to release a new browser called Mozilla. It's fast, it's flexible, and it has the backing of AOL (which owns Netscape, not to mention Time) and its 35 million users. Life is about to get complicated..."

  • Debian Weekly News - April 24th, 2002 (Apr 25, 2002, 11:00)
    This week's news from the Debian Project.

  • NewsForge: The Stallion and the Penguin: DreamWorks uses Linux to Create New Animated Film (Apr 25, 2002, 08:00)
    "While 'Shrek' and other movies including 'Lord of the Rings' have used Linux to power server farms, the creators of 'Shrek' also used IRIX on SGI workstations. So 'Spirit' is DreamWorks' first animated feature using Linux both on the front and back ends..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, April 24, 2002 (Apr 25, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: iKons 0.6.4, KDE XP Style 0.1 (Default and Wallpaper branches), xsldbg 2.1.7, kmon 0.2.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, April 24, 2002 (Apr 25, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: orbit-tools 0.1, pygtk-1.99.9, Gabedit 1.1.0, Enlightened Sound Daemon 0.2.25, Balsa balsa-1.3.5.

  • Linux Journal: Jurassic Computer Park (Apr 25, 2002, 03:00)
    "ACCRC is a self-sustaining, self-funded organization that trains unemployed, unskilled volunteer workers how to build and maintain Linux computers..."

  • LinuxFocus: GCC - The Root of All (Apr 25, 2002, 01:00)
    Can you imagine compiling Free software with a closed source, proprietary compiler? How do you know what's going into your executable? There could be any kind of back door or Trojan... Luckily, we have gcc..."