Linux News for Oct 17, 2002
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: heimdal (2003-04-09 17:29:20)
"Due to overzealous applied patches, the security update DSA
269-1 introduced problems in some installations, causing the hprop
service to fail. This is corrected with the update below..."
MandrakeSoft: Fiscal Year 2001/2002 Revenues Up 28% (2002-10-17 22:00:15)
"This increase in income, in addition to several significant
cost-reduction actions, should allow for a major reduction in net
operating loss for fiscal year 2001-2002..."
ConsultingTimes: CodeWeavers/Xandros Deal: "Let the Revolution Begin!" (2002-10-17 21:00:00)
"This 'CrossOver for Xandros' package allows users to easily
install and use critical office programs--most notably Microsoft
Office--directly under Linux, without the need to purchase a
Microsoft Windows license..."
Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.2b Released (2002-10-17 20:00:51)
Mozilla is rolling right along with this new beta release. Links
to Release Notes, Download Page within.
Samba.org: Samba Team Releases Version 2.2.6 (2002-10-17 20:00:45)
"The Samba Team is proud to announce the release of Samba
2.2.6..." Release Notes, Download links within.
Bloomberg: Microsoft's Ballmer Sees Free Software as Enemy No. 1 (2002-10-17 18:00:59)
Okay, not a big surprise, but apparently Linux has caused a real
financial pinch: "Microsoft's server sales increased 5.8 percent to
$5.11 billion in the 12 months ending in June, the smallest gain in
at least three years. Customers pared spending on hardware and
services and evaluated free programs including Linux."
ZDNet Australia: Ballmer: Microsoft and Telstra Will Remain in Bed Together (2002-10-17 17:00:07)
"Microsoft's chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer, has
defended the company's relationship with Telstra, dismissing
reports the two companies were approaching a split..."
Proposed Law Requires Only Open Source Software in Israeli Government (2002-10-17 16:00:43)
Keneset Member Nehama Ronen recently proposed a new law that
would require all government agencies in Israel to purchase only
open source software.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: heimdal (2002-10-17 15:53:53)
"The SuSE Security Team has reviewed critical parts of the
Heimdal package such as the kadmind and kdc server. While doing so
several potential buffer overflows and other bugs have been
uncovered and fixed..."
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: syslog-ng (2002-10-17 15:52:29)
"There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the syslog-ng's
macro handling code..."
Red Hat Linux Advisories: Kernels 2.2, 2.4 (2002-10-17 15:50:00)
Three security advisories on 2.2 and 2.4 kernel updates.
AP/The Olympian: Competition says Microsoft Holding Back on Promised Data (2002-10-17 14:30:10)
"As Microsoft awaits court approval of its landmark antitrust
settlement with the government, the company has angered some
competitors by tightly limiting the technical data it promised to
Linux Journal: Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choice Awards (2002-10-17 13:00:25)
"This year's results are in; some are not much different from
last year, and some are more surprising..."
Builder.com: Open Source Projects Require Reality Check (2002-10-17 11:30:06)
"As more businesses become curious about running or engaging in
open source initiatives, a realistic approach to managing such
efforts is needed..."
KDE.org: KDE 3.1 Preview: The Best KDE Yet (2002-10-17 10:00:10)
"As most of you desktop users already know, the KDE Project
recently released KDE 3.1beta2, which will be the final development
release before KDE 3.1. The good news is, KDE 3.1 is scheduled for
release in just a few weeks..."
KernelTrap: Interview: Con Kolivas (2002-10-17 08:30:31)
"Con Kolivas, a practicing doctor in Australia, has written a
benchmarking tool called ConTest which has proven to be
tremendously useful to kernel developers, having been designed to
compare the performance of different versions of the Linux
The Camel and the Snake, or "Cheat the Prophet" (2002-10-17 07:00:35)
Subtitled: "Open Source Development with Perl, Python and
Debian Weekly News - October 15th, 2002 (2002-10-17 05:30:22)
The latest news from the Debian Project.
Release Digest: KDE, October 16, 2002 (2002-10-17 05:00:30)
Today's KDE apps: KMameleon 0.2, KRunning 0.2.8, Kover 2.8.7,
Kover 0.8.4, radiok 0.4, KOggEnc 0.1, MidiToy 0.3, KVim 6.1.141 and
Release Digest: October 16, 2002 (2002-10-17 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME app: Gnome Media 2.1.0.
BitYard: Portable Linux Workstation: Compaq Presario 1510US (2002-10-17 04:00:13)
"And the hardware support under Linux is pretty complete:
Everything, including the MiniPCI winmodem and the little scroll
button below the touchpad, is working..."
KernelTrap: Robert Love Explains Variable HZ (2002-10-17 02:30:48)
"Robert Love recently backported the jiffies_to_clock_t() code
from the 2.5 development kernel to the 2.4 stable kernel. This
patch allows one to adjust the frequency of the timer interrupt,
defined in the standard 2.4 kernel with HZ=100. In 2.5 this has
been increased to HZ=1000."
Linux and Main: Impressions of SuSE 8.1 (2002-10-17 01:00:01)
"A new SuSE is always interesting in the way that
life-threatening sports are interesting. It might seem to be going
along just fine, but in an instant disaster can strike..."