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Linux News for Jun 18, 2002

  • CIO Insight: Open Source Goes Mainstream (Jun 18, 2002, 23:30)
    "Roundtable: Once-radical open source software is moving out of the shadows and into the mainstream. Nine experts debate its future..."

  • Now Playing at a Theater Near You: Linux (Jun 18, 2002, 22:00)
    "The animated film 'Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron,' released last month, marks a milestone in movie making: It is the first movie created entirely on Linux systems... It won't be the last, either. Today's announcment that the Walt Disney Company will be shifting to the Linux platform for their movie-making is just the latest in a long line of Linux sucess stories in Hollywood..."

  • Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.22-dj1 (Jun 18, 2002, 21:00)
    Changelog, links within.

  • Tonight Live: We Put the Contract Out on Steve Ballmer (Jun 18, 2002, 20:30)
    "In particular, we will talk about lots of product releases (Gnome) this past couple weeks (yes Microtel and Lindows), and of course, the absurdity of Disney using Linux..."

  • NY Times: Disney Shifting to Linux for Film Animation (Jun 18, 2002, 19:00)
    "The Walt Disney Company, the doyen of animation studios, is joining Hollywood's embrace of a technological upstart--the GNU Linux operating system..." [Site requires free registration. -ed]

  • LinuxPlanet: Gnome 2.0 RC1--A Huge Step Toward World GNOMEination (Jun 18, 2002, 18:55)
    The first release candidate of GNOME 2.0 (GNOME 2.0 RC1, also known as "Fever Pitch") was announced June 14, and is spreading across the 'Net like wildfire. Bill von Hagen examines what's new in GNOME 2.0 and the release candidate, where to find it, how to install it, and whether or not to install it--as well as a crystal-ball look at some of the implications of GNOME's successes to date and GNOME 2.0's potential for the future. [Link repaired. -ed.]

  • The Nando Times: Miscommunication After Flaw Found in Apache Server Software (Jun 18, 2002, 16:00)
    "A security bug was found in software used by millions of Web sites. Private experts alerted users and the FBI's computer security division... The problem is, they didn't tell the maker of the software. Then they issued the wrong prescription for fixing the problem..."

  • CNN: Mozilla Browser Battles Microsoft (Jun 18, 2002, 14:30)
    "And while analysts aren't sanguine about the browser's prospects, there is excitement among those who believe Mozilla's real strength lies in its versatility and potential for gadgets such as wireless devices where Microsoft is not yet dominant..."

  • InfoWorld: Experts Warn of Major Hole in Apache Web Server (Jun 18, 2002, 13:53)
    "A security flaw in the popular Apache Web server could allow a malicious hacker to launch a denial of service attack or even take over a system on which the software is running, the Apache Software Foundation warned in an advisory Monday..." [Text of CERT security advisory is within. -ed.]

  • Update: Linux Bill Introduced in Finland (Jun 18, 2002, 13:28)
    "A group of Finnish MPs have signed a bill requiring national and local agencies to migrate their IT systems to the Linux operating system..." [Clarification to the original press release on the scope of this bill has been added to this story.]

  • ZDNet: Why I've Learned to Like Linux (But Not to Love It) (Jun 18, 2002, 13:00)
    David Coursey's continuing adventures in Linux: "Today's column, a follow-up to my first 'Life with Linux' story, is being prepared using the KWord word processor that's included with the KDE desktop I installed atop Red Hat Linux 7.3 Personal Edition. So far, so good..."

  • Kernel Traffic #171 by Zack Brown (Jun 18, 2002, 11:00)
    The latest message traffic summary from the Linux kernel mailing list.

  • AbiWord Weekly News #96 by Jesper Skov (Jun 18, 2002, 09:00)
    "BugZilla upgraded, table and GTK2 work continues. There's also been lots of work done on other fronts: win32 installer update, bug fixes, and msxml support to name a few.

  • Caldera eSTREET for Partners & Developers--June 2002 Edition (Jun 18, 2002, 07:00)
    This month's newsletter includes: Caldera Executive Message - Simplification and UnitedLinux; 'Powered by UnitedLinux' - Info, Partners and Press; GEOFORUM - Powerful Choices and Value for You; Caldera Product Announcements - OpenLinux 3.1.1, Beta Tests, and Linux Materials; more.

  • Release Digest: General, June 17, 2002 (Jun 18, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's general apps: Isoqlog 2.0beta and openMosix 2.4.17-2 (2.4.17-pthreads).

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 17, 2002 (Jun 18, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KLogic 1.401, Translucency Kicker Patch alpha1, CppUnit 1.9.8, Kpppoe 0.3, Kjsplit 0.3, KNetScan 1.0, Kopete 0.4.1, Harbinger 0.8, QUB 0.6.7, Kalculate 0.2, KSSH 0.7, and Knapster2 0.4.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 17, 2002 (Jun 18, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: GNOME Utilities 2.0.0, COnfigurator for Gnome 0.3.1, Glade-- 1.1.0b, Metacity-Setup 0.5.1, gtkmm 1.3.16

  • PR: Mandrake Linux Servers Invade Internet (Jun 18, 2002, 03:00)
    According to recent Netcraft surveys, the deployment and use of the web server shipped with Mandrake Linux--The Advanced Extranet Server--has dramatically grown during the past twelve months, confirming the increased adoption of Mandrake Linux as a server platform.

  • Caldera Linux Advisory: fetchmail (Jun 18, 2002, 02:59)
    "The fetchmail email client does not properly limit the maximum number of messages available. This allows a remote IMAP server to overwrite memory via a message count that exceeds the boundaries of an array..."

  • NewsForge: Quiet Revolution: Librarians Teach and Preach Open Source Software at Convention (Jun 18, 2002, 01:00)
    "Fresh from a victory against Internet filtering, many librarians are celebrating and demonstrating Free Software that can automate a public library for under $1,000, organize information into Web portals, and manipulate data in arcane formats..."