Linux News for Jul 18, 2002
CrossNodes: Securing the Mail: Lock Spam and Viruses Out of Sendmail (2002-07-18 23:30:21)
"So rather than focusing on initial configuration, let's look at
a more insidious problem: taking over someone else's Sendmail setup
and making sure they haven't punched any holes in it spammers might
SearchWindowsManageability.com: Microsoft: It's Time to Deal with Linux, Not Deny It (2002-07-18 22:00:52)
"The time has come, [Microsoft's Peter Houston] says, for
Microsoft to stop taking swipes at the Linux community and offer up
a pragmatic business defense..."
LinuxPlanet: Installing Sybase on Your Linux Server (2002-07-18 20:30:11)
Got them ol' licensing fee blues? Looking for a better way to
handle your database needs? Sybase for Linux may be one way to
solve your problems. Setting it up for a test spin is not a major
proposition, either, as Alexander Prohorenko details in this
tutorial that covers installation and localization of Sybase.
Conectiva Linux Advisory: libpng (2002-07-18 20:26:02)
"The 1.2.4* and 1.0.14 releases of libpng solve a potential
buffer overflow vulnerability in some functions related to
progressive image loading..."
Forbes.com: Is Linux A Good Bet For Investors? (2002-07-18 19:00:09)
The fourth article in Forbes.com's "The Cult of Linux" special
report: "If, as President George W. Bush suggests, this post-boom
period is like a collective hangover for investors, then they can
look back on the Linux IPO mania as the last drink they consumed
before passing out..."
Infoworld: Looking into Lindows (2002-07-18 17:30:23)
"Over the past few months, people have asked me to comment on
Lindows. I haven't until now because I couldn't lay my hands on a
copy. I could not bring myself to pay $99 to play with a beta
release, which is expensive for a home edition of any Linux
distribution, let alone a beta version..."
OpenOffice.org 1.0.1 Released (2002-07-18 16:00:06)
Openoffice.org has released version 1.0.1 of their open-source
office suite, a release which makes some important updates, both
technical and social.
Linux Journal: Kernel Korner: Kernel Locking Techniques (2002-07-18 14:30:49)
"[Love] explains the various locking primitives in the Linux
kernel, why you need them and how kernel developers can use them to
write safe code..."
O'Reilly Network: Lisa Nyman Discusses Open Source in Government (2002-07-18 13:00:34)
"Lisa Nyman is a senior Internet technologist with the U.S.
Census Bureau. She is one of the co-creators of QuickFacts, a
user-friendly feature on the Census Bureau's Web Page, which lets
visitors track down city, county, state, and national census data
using a single pulldown menu..."
VNUnet: Open Source Initiatives All at Sea (2002-07-18 11:30:02)
"A government-run open source advocacy group is pressing to have
more Linux-based initiatives in the US Navy by the end of the
Computerworld: Dell, Red Hat to run CBS's SportsLine Web Site (2002-07-18 08:30:22)
"CBS SportsLine announced today that it will deploy $1 million
worth of Dell Computer Corp.'s PowerEdge servers and PowerVault
storage systems during the next year to run the sports news Web
NewsForge: Russian Government Quiet About its Move Toward Linux (2002-07-18 07:00:32)
"Putin may be the stimulus to make Open Source the ubiquitous IT
infrastructure in Russia, according to Viacheslav Kaloshin,
technical manager, for IP-Tel Company. Kaloshin says Putin is
outspoken about his desire to end the country's dependence on
Western software production by building up Russian
OSNews: Interview with SuSE's and KDE's Waldo Bastian (2002-07-18 05:30:23)
"Waldo speaks today about the success of KDE, its future,
UnitedLinux, development and much more..."
Release Digest: KDE, July 17, 2002 (2002-07-18 05:00:40)
Today's KDE apps: Qt 3.0.5, KBear 2.0beta1, KBruch 0.20,
Klicklack 0.1, Gwenview 0.14.3, Digikam 0.5 and KPortageMaster
Release Digest: GNOME, July 17, 2002 (2002-07-18 05:00:20)
Today's GNOME apps: GDM 126.96.36.199, Hep 0.1, GnomeMeeting 0.93.0,
and Random Background Script for Gnome2 version 0.01.
Release Digest: GNU, July 17, 2002 (2002-07-18 05:00:00)
Today's GNU apps: GNU Source-highlight 1.5, Bash-2.05b, and
Silicon Investor: Better Instant Messaging Through Linux (2002-07-18 04:00:55)
"Written for the Linux operating system, Gaim may be the best
instant messaging program around. Originally written in a college
dorm room to emulate AOL's Instant Messenger, it now works not only
with the IM protocols championed by Microsoft and Yahoo! but also
with older, lesser-known versions like ICQ, Jabber and
Help Net Security: Linux Security Modules: General Security Support for the Linux Kernel (2002-07-18 02:30:20)
"This paper presents the design and implementation of LSM and
discusses the challenges in providing a truly general solution that
minimally impacts the Linux kernel..." [Link to PDF document