Linux News for May 01, 2002
ServerWatch: April 2002 Netcraft Survey Highlights (2002-05-01 23:30:06)
"Apache, Microsoft, iPlanet, and Zeus remained the key players
with shares of 56.38 percent, 31.96 percent, 2.21 percent, and 2.26
ZDNet UK: Netscape Flaw Exposes Hard Drives (2002-05-01 22:00:00)
"An Israeli software firm has discovered a flaw in Netscape and
Mozilla software that allows code hidden in a Web page to read
files from the user's PC. The bug is a more serious variant of one
patched in Microsoft's Internet Explorer in February..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.12 (2002-05-01 21:28:26)
Changelog, link within.
CNET News: Mozilla's Next Big Step
"It's been a long four years for Mitchell Baker. As the leader
of the Mozilla.org project, an AOL-funded open-source Web browser
technology, Baker has been trying to stoke the fire she helped
light in 1998..."
Red Hat Advisory: Insecure DocBook Stylesheet Option (2002-05-01 19:40:42)
"DocBook is a document markup language that can be transformed
into other formats using a stylesheet. The default stylesheet
provided with Red Hat Linux has an insecure option enabled..."
Sunbelt Software: Corporations Resist New Microsoft License (2002-05-01 19:00:32)
A Windows eBusiness site has released the results of a survey
which they say points to a clear trend: "Ironically, by mis-judging
the market and its corporate customers so completely, Microsoft
with its Licensing 6.0 Program, may have unwittingly accomplished
what all of its rivals and the U.S. Department of Justice combined
could not do: turn people away from Microsoft products."
Enterprise Linux Today: IBM Debuts New Volume Management Technology on Linux (2002-05-01 17:30:11)
"IBM today announced volume management technology for Linux that
is designed to streamline and enhance storage management
capabilities for the enterprise. The new technology is the result
of extensive collaboration among developers in the Linux open
community and the IBM Linux Technology Center..."
The Register: Alan Cox Attacks the European DMCA (2002-05-01 16:00:13)
"Alan Cox has issued a wake up call to the Linux community amid
concerns that the pending European Union Copyright Directive (EUCD)
could stymie open source development..."
Caldera Linux Advisory: imlib processes untrusted images (2002-05-01 15:44:23)
"Imlib versions prior to 1.9.13 would fall back to loading
images via the NetPBM package. NetPBM has various problems itself
that make it unsuitable for loading untrusted images..."
UPDATE: OpenOffice.org Community Announces OpenOffice.org 1.0 (2002-05-01 15:15:55)
"The OpenOffice.org community today announced the availability
of OpenOffice.org 1.0, the open source, multi-platform,
multi-lingual office productivity suite available as a free
download at the OpenOffice.org community website..." Press release
within. [List of download mirrors added. -ed.]
New GNOME 2.0 Desktop Snapshot Released (2002-05-01 15:00:46)
"The GNOME 2.0 Desktop Snapshot 20020501, "Punt and Jury," is
ready for your bug-busting and testing pleasure, and available for
immediate download..." Announcement, changelog within.
DesktopLinux.com: SuSE Linux 8.0: Good Software, Poor Distro (2002-05-01 13:00:59)
"...You might even be shocked by the title of this article. But
don't get me wrong, I love SuSE Linux 8.0, even though I've been
disappointed by some elements of it..."
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (April 30) (2002-05-01 11:00:32)
This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.
PR: Hancom Office Preinstalled on Toshiba Laptop in Japan (2002-05-01 09:00:41)
"Hancom Linux... today announced that it's flagship product,
Hancom Office, will be pre-installed by Toshiba Digital Media
Engineering on the DynaBook SS S4/275.."
SEUL.org: Linux in Education Report #69 (2002-05-01 07:00:10)
This week's Linux in Education news.
Release Digest: GNU, April 30, 2002 (2002-05-01 05:00:40)
Today's GNU apps: GNU Typist 2.6, GnuPG 1.0.7, GDB 5.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, April 30, 2002 (2002-05-01 05:00:20)
Today's GNOME apps: GChemPaint 0.1.2, Greenwich 0.2.0.
Release Digest: KDE, April 30, 2002 (2002-05-01 05:00:00)
Today's KDE apps: VariCAD 220.127.116.11, XDrawChem 1.1.1, KMathCenter
test, Keyring 0.4.1, KlassModeler 0.6, KCopyDisk 0.1.1, KSteak
0.9.1, KDE 3.0, Flood 0.0.11b, Voxpak 0.77.
Linux Journal: Apache and Firewall Performance Tips from the Xenu.net Masters (2002-05-01 03:00:01)
"Litigious scam religions are its best web site promotion tool,
but how does the Scientology exposé site Xenu.net, now
number one in a Google search for 'Scientology,' handle all that
LinuxDevices.com: How to Make Money with Embedded Linux (2002-05-01 01:00:52)
In a guest column on LinuxDevices, John Drabik (former VP and
CTO for Digital Media at Lineo) shares his ideas on how to
successfully develop and market Embedded Linux toolkits and
services -- and make money.