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Linux News for Jun 25, 2002

  • ZDNet UK: Linux-based PDA Debuts in Japan (Jun 25, 2002, 23:30)
    "Sharp launches the Zaurus SL-A300, a sleeker yet more powerful update to its line of handhelds built around the Linux OS. It's only out in Japan, for now at least..."

  • The Register: Linux v. MS v. Unix--Who's Got the Big Mo? (Jun 25, 2002, 22:00)
    "But does Linux really amount to anything more than a low-end OS for file, print and Web server applications? It's clearly challenging Windows in such roles - one of the reasons why it became a household name in the mid- to late 1990s - but can it make its mark in more critical enterprise-oriented applications...?"

  • Tonight Live: The Final Edition, the Last TLS (As you know it) (Jun 25, 2002, 21:30)
    "In particular, we will talk about the risk being taken by Lindows, and Peru's congressman Villanueva's coordinated effort with Argentina, Spain, France and Mexico to legislate Linux and Open Source in government infrastructure..."

  • Computerworld.NZ: Support Not an Issue Say Linux Integrators (Jun 25, 2002, 20:30)
    "However, IBM Global Services business development executive Gary Elmes says the issue of support around Linux is a non-issue..."

  • ITWorld: Microsoft Shows Sensitive Side (Jun 25, 2002, 19:00)
    "He was surprised on returning to his stand in the afternoon, having set it up earlier in the day, to find that newspaper clippings relating to Linux had been removed from display... They'd been taken down by Microsoft's small business marketer, Warwick Grey..."

  • ZDNet: Mozilla Nabs Surfers from Microsoft (Jun 25, 2002, 17:30)
    "Microsoft's iron grip on the Web browser market has slipped ever so slightly since the release of new products from rivals Mozilla and Netscape Communications, Web researcher reported Monday..."

  • Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.24-dj2 (Jun 25, 2002, 17:29)
    Changelog, links within.

  • Caldera OpenLinux Advisory: apache (Jun 25, 2002, 17:23)
    "There is a remotely exploitable vulnerability in the handling of large chunks of data in web servers that are based on Apache source code..."

  • The Register: Plans Flat-fees for OEMs (Jun 25, 2002, 16:00)
    "Linux distributor Inc is to introduce a flat-fee licensing plan to computer manufacturers for its forthcoming LindowsOS operating system..."

  • CNET News: Microsoft to Reveal Palladium Source Code (Jun 25, 2002, 14:30)
    "Microsoft, long a proponent of keeping source code secret, plans to publish the source code to a critical part of its Palladium project to enhance security, a representative of the software giant said Monday..."

  • EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 25, 2002, 14:20)
    "Theo de Raadt announced the existence of an upcoming vulnerability in the OpenSSH secure shell daemon..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 25, 2002, 14:18)
    "This advisory is an update to DSA-134-1: some extra information is provided on broken or changed functionality in this new release and packages for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2/potato are now available..."

  • Australian Financial Review: Angry Microsoft Clients Looking at Linux to Get Even (Jun 25, 2002, 13:00)
    "Because of expected price increases, some long-time customers are considering competing products such as the Linux operating system and Sun Microsystems Inc's StarOffice, which competes with Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite of programs..."

  • PR: Ximian Y2Pay Program Offers Linux Alternative for Those Facing MS Licensing Deadline (Jun 25, 2002, 11:00)
    "Ximian, Inc. has announced a special pricing program, called "Y2Pay" to provide companies with a Linux alternative to Windows-based desktops and applications as the July 31st deadline for new Microsoft licensing programs approaches..."

  • GrepLaw: Macromedia Applies for OSI Certification (Jun 25, 2002, 09:00)
    Macromedia is looking for approval for its own form of open-source license, based on the IBM Public License.

  • AbiWord Weekly News #97 by Jesper Skov (Jun 25, 2002, 07:00)
    The latest news from the AbiWord Project.

  • Linux in Education Report #73 (Jun 25, 2002, 05:01)
    The latest news from the SEUL/EDU project.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 24, 2002 (Jun 25, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: MrProject 0.5.93 and Gnumeric 1.0.8.

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 25, 2002, 04:16)
    "Details of an upcoming OpenSSH vulnerability will be published early next week. According to the OpenSSH team, this remote vulnerability cannot be exploited when sshd is running with privilege separation..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 25, 2002, 04:15)
    "Theo de Raadt announced that the OpenBSD team is working with ISS on a remote exploit for OpenSSH (a free implementation of the Secure SHell protocol). They are refusing to provide any details on the vulnerability but instead are advising everyone to upgrade to the latest release, version 3.3..."

  • Significant OpenSSH Vulnerability (Jun 25, 2002, 03:43)
    "In an email addressed to many in the security community today... Theo de Raadt, lead developer for OpenBSD and OpenSSH, announced an OpenSSH vulnerability. The details of the vulnerability have not yet been made public, but has acknowledged that it is remotely exploitable...

  • Kernel Traffic #172 by Zack Brown (Jun 25, 2002, 03:00)
    The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel mailing list.

  • Linux Journal: Information Management for the Desktop (Jun 25, 2002, 02:00)
    "I've wondered from time to time, however, how I might use the database to centralize all the information on my system. For example, I have some useful information floating around in e-mail archives, never to be read again. I suppose I could learn the search/grep commands that would let me revisit old e-mails, but that doesn't seem productive to me..."

  • ABC News: Salvation From the Dumps (Jun 25, 2002, 01:00)
    "Altruist, rebel, capitalist, ex-heroin junkie, and computer nerd: James Burgett is changing the world one old motherboard at a time..."