Linux News for Oct 14, 2002
The Register: IBM to Sell Linux-Only Regatta Servers? (2002-10-14 23:30:46)
"While most Linux customers don't care much about what IBM does
or does not do in the pSeries line, my sources at the company say
that IBM might be readying a set of Linux-only Power4-based
'Regatta' servers to take on the Unix installed base--including Big
Blue's own AIX base..."
VNUNet: Start-up Offers Linux server For Non-Geeks (2002-10-14 22:00:22)
"The hardware and Linux-based NetServ software series models are
designed to overcome a major stumbling block for Linux: that
administrators need either Unix or Linux knowledge to configure and
run a Linux system..."
Gentoo Linux Advisories: nss_ldap, net-snmp, heimdal (2002-10-14 20:29:39)
Three security advisories from Gentoo Linux.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: heartbeat (2002-10-14 20:19:22)
"Nathan Wallwork discovered a buffer overflow in heartbeat, a
subsystem for High-Availability Linux..."
CNET News: Open Source: Rebels at the Gate (2002-10-14 19:00:43)
CNET News kicks off a new series: "A Mortal Microsoft." In the
first installment: how Open Source is forcing the Redmond software
developer to change its tactics.
LinuxPlanet: Security Expert Gives Operating Systems Poor Security Grade (2002-10-14 17:30:40)
Recently, Purdue University Professor Gene Spafford gained
attention in the Linux community for his disparaging remarks on the
Linux operating system's security. But Linux administrators and
users should not take his remarks personally: Spafford believes
that Linux and Windows each have poor security designs.
LinuxPlanet welcomes writer Robert McMillan, who recently
interviewed the security expert for his take on the state of
computer security today.
ZDNet: Steve Ballmer: Caught in .Net (2002-10-14 16:00:36)
Ballmer is interviewed about .Net, Linux, and Microsoft's recent
licencing change: "...our product is a more complete product. We
have a built-in application server that's well integrated; there is
no such comparable notion in the Linux server. We have a directory
server built in; there is no such comparable thing in Linux. The
Linux client hardly runs any applications, except a bunch of
shareware stuff that's not very good..."
Linux and Main: RMS Remarks, Gets Responses, on the BitKeeper License 'Outrage' (2002-10-14 14:30:08)
From RMS: "'If the latest outrage brings the spirit of the
non-free Bitkeeper license into clear view, perhaps that will be
enough to convince the developers of Linux to stop using Bitkeeper
for Linux development...'" [Link reestablished. -ed.]
O'Reilly: Gentoo Linux Reloaded (2002-10-14 13:00:33)
"I'll try to explain what Gentoo Linux is all about and also
tantilize you with all the neat things we have in the works for
Gentoo Linux 1.4, which we're currently developing and should be
available from our Web site..."
LinuxDevices: Digital Rights Management Issues in Real-Time and Safety/Mission Critical Systems (2002-10-14 09:00:01)
"Unfortunately, DRMP technology is incompatible with security
and with the kinds of reliability needed in safety critical or
mission critical applications..."
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter--Issue #63 (2002-10-14 07:00:24)
This Week's Summary: Mandrakesoft Achieves LSB Certification;
What's Cookin' at MandrakeSoft?; Mandrake in the News; Website
Watch; Security-related Software Updates; more.
Release Digest: KDE, October 13, 2002 (2002-10-14 05:00:40)
This weekend's KDE apps: OpenOffice.org Quickstarter 1.0rc3,
KSimus 0.3.5, Kgpg 0.8, KBear 2.0, Kasigra 0.1, KDown 0.1.3,
Gwenview 0.15.0, EzISO 0.8, knoda 0.5.4, VariCAD :: Viewer 126.96.36.199,
VariCAD 188.8.131.52, kpl 3.0, KMyIRC 0.2.7, and KMyFirewall 0.9.3.
Release Digest: GNU, October 13, 2002 (2002-10-14 05:00:20)
This weekend's GNU app: GNU C Library 2.3.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 13, 2002 (2002-10-14 05:00:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: Baculator 0.1.2 and gnomeradio