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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 use..."

  • 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 year..."

  • 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 site, CBS.SportsLine.com..."

  • 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 development..."

  • 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 0.4.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, July 17, 2002 (2002-07-18 05:00:20)
    Today's GNOME apps: GDM 2.4.0.2, 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 Readline-4.3.

  • 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 Zephyr..."

  • 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 within. -ed.]