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Linux News for Aug 27, 2002

  • ZDNet: Mozilla Upgrade Sees Need for Speed (2002-08-27 23:00:26)
    More information on today's release of Mozilla 1.1: "Some users may want to stick to version 1.0, however, which the organization still flags as its most stable release. A few users have reported bugs persisting in version 1.1, some of which were ironed out of version 1.0 when that software was being finalized..."

  • Tonight Live: Caldera Speaks Out (oh hold it a minute) I mean SCO Speaks Out (oh wait...) (2002-08-27 22:00:30)
    "Tonight Jeff will be sitting in the press room of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip. He will be calling in LIVE with Opinder Bawa the new Senoir VP of technology from Caldera/SCO..."

  • Salon.com [Premium]: Buy Linux. It's the Law (2002-08-27 22:00:00)
    A San Diego lawyer says California's state government should be forced to dump Microsoft in favor of open-source alternatives. But can free software get into politics without getting dirty? [Editor's Note: This is a pay-to-view article. See note within. -ed.]

  • Update: Netscape 7.0 for Linux Available for Download (2002-08-27 21:51:28)
    A special bulletin from one of our readers: Netscape 7.0 for Linux appears to be available for download. [The link has been shut down by Netscape. -ed.]

  • IDG.net: Linux on a Mainframe Is Hardly a 'No-Cost Scenario' (2002-08-27 20:30:31)
    "Linux may be free, but users shouldn't overlook the costs associated with bringing it to the mainframe..."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.32 (2002-08-27 20:02:02)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: xinetd (2002-08-27 20:01:43)
    "A vulnerability was discovered by Solar Designer in xinetd. File descriptors for the signal pipe that were introduced in version 2.3.4 are leaked into services started by xinetd, which can then be used to talk to xinetd, resulting in a crash of xinetd..."

  • Two on the "New" SCO Group (2002-08-27 19:00:39)
    Two articles within that go into a bit more depth regarding Caldera's announcement yesterday of its name change to the SCO Group. Some overlap is present, naturally, but some different takes on the decision can also be found.

  • LinuxPlanet: Remote Administration of Linux Systems (2002-08-27 17:30:27)
    One of the best advantages of using Linux is the ability to quickly and (if done correctly) safely logon to and administer another machine from across the room or across the planet. All you need are the right tools, a little paranoia, and just a little time, as Alexander Prohorenko details in this tutorial.

  • Update: eWEEK: Red Hat: Next Redmond? (2002-08-27 17:00:48)
    "Red Hat's dominance is worrisome to some industry players, who say the Raleigh, N.C., company needs effective competition to prevent it from becoming a Microsoft Corp. among Linux vendors and to ensure the operating system continues to develop in an open way..." [A rebuttal to this piece has now been linked. -ed.]

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: gaim (2002-08-27 15:39:02)
    "The developers of Gaim, an instant messenger client that combines several different networks, found a vulnerability in the hyperlink handling code..."

  • Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.1 Released (2002-08-27 14:30:50)
    The latest release of Mozilla has been announced today. Release notes excerpts, links within.

  • Linux Journal: Getting Started with Java on Linux (2002-08-27 13:00:55)
    "This article gets you started with Java on Linux by showing you how to get the Java Compiler and Virtual Machine installed so you can run core Java programs...

  • ZDNet: Going Overboard on Open Source? (2002-08-27 11:30:24)
    "Free software, however, is only a problem if you sell software. Free certainly won't cause complaints from consumers. Although free might lead to fewer competitors, as there will be less profits to go around..."

  • Kernel Traffic #181 by Zack Brown (2002-08-27 10:00:45)
    The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel mailing list.

  • AbiWord Weekly News #106 by Eric A. Zen (2002-08-27 08:30:45)
    "An interesting week for AbiDevelopment, particularly in our own Mark Gilbert, who, on top of squashing four bugs, has also brought about the long awaited, 'Dom owes donuts.' MG made a noticeable commit to HEAD that was meant to clean up a few things for various operating systems--'misfeatures' caused by Dom..."

  • Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (August 26) (2002-08-27 07:00:03)
    All the latest news from the Tcl world.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, August 26, 2002 (2002-08-27 05:00:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: gcompressor 1.2-1, gnome-mlview 0.0.2, and ggv 1.99.90.

  • LinuxWorld: An Unauthorized Biography of RMS [Book Review] (2002-08-27 03:00:52)
    "Sam Williams filled in a few missing tiles on the mosaic of the history of Richard Stallman and the free software movement with his unauthorized biography of Richard Stallman with his book Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software..."

  • ZDNet: The Perfect Linux Desktop [Mini-series] (2002-08-27 01:00:27)
    "Fueled in part by Microsoft's grip on the desktop market, corporate interest in Linux as a desktop alternative continues to gain momentum. Though there are still hurdles to face for corporate adoption, products such as Ximian Evolution and StarOffice are helping to make the Linux desktop a corporate reality..."