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Linux News for Oct 29, 2002

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: kdegraphics (Apr 13, 2003, 21:14)
    "The KDE team discoverd a vulnerability in the way KDE uses Ghostscript software for processing of PostScript (PS) and PDF files..."

  • Tonight UNDEAD: Lycoris Stalks the Competition & MS Congressional Zombies (Oct 29, 2002, 23:30)
    "In particular we will discuss; Open Source in the military, Lycoris Linux takes a wack out of the competition, an update from GEEK CRUISE 2002, and more spooky stuff..."

  • eWeek: Newest Linux: Trick or Treat? (Oct 29, 2002, 22:00)
    "While what will be Version 2.6 has many laudable improvements, there's still plenty of post-Halloween maturation needed so that Linux stops frightening end users--and doesn't appear to be masquerading as an enterprise-ready platform..."

  • NewsFactor: The OpenOffice Experiment (Oct 29, 2002, 20:30)
    "What is most likely, Yankee Group senior analyst Laura DiDio said, is that companies disgruntled with Microsoft and willing to test alternative waters will install open software alongside Windows products..."

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-rc1 (Oct 29, 2002, 20:12)
    Incremental changelog, link within.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: krb5 (Oct 29, 2002, 20:09)
    "Tom Yu and Sam Hartman of MIT discovered another stack buffer overflow in the kadm_ser_wrap_in function in the Kerberos v4 administration server..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Many Certifications, Many Jobs? (Oct 29, 2002, 19:00)
    Interested in getting a Linux job? HR and IT departments alike may seen obsessed with candidates having those little letters on your resume--letters like LPI and RHCE--but are certifications the be-all-end-all? And, of all the Linux certifications out there, which ones are the most practical? Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols takes a look at what's available in the world of Linux certification.

  • PR: SuSE to Debut Office Desktop (Oct 29, 2002, 17:30)
    "Starting January 2003, small and medium-scale enterprises will be able to migrate to Linux on desktops using the 'SuSE Linux Office Desktop...'" Press release within.

  • PC Advisor: Real Opens Up Media Player (Oct 29, 2002, 14:30)
    "Open source software wins another backer as developer hopes audio format will win out..."

  • EnGarde Secure Linux Advisories: apache, syslog-ng (Oct 29, 2002, 14:28)
    Two security advisories for EnGarde Secure Linux.

  • SCO Linux Advisory: uudecode (Oct 29, 2002, 14:27)
    "The uudecode utility would create an output file without checking to see if it was about to write to a symlink or a pipe..."

  • The Register: Open Source is Good for America--US Military Advised (Oct 29, 2002, 13:00)
    While Congress argues about who said what about the GPL, the Pentagon gets its own report about the role of free and open source software: "A report commissioned by the US military concludes that open source and free software should play a greater part in the infrastructure of the world's remaining superpower..."

  • Wired: Letter: Free Software Hurts U.S. (Oct 29, 2002, 11:00)
    A follow-up on last week's brouhaha in the US Congress, with some responses from the Free Software Foundation.

  • Kernel Traffic #190 by Zack Brown (Oct 29, 2002, 09:00)
    The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel mailing list.

  • GNOME Summary: October 20-26, 2002 (Oct 29, 2002, 07:00)
    The latest compilation of news from the GNOME Project.

  • Release Digest: KDE, October 28, 2002 (Oct 29, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KickPIM 0.3.0, VariCAD, Kile 1.3, Portos Commander 1.0, SambaLink Q 2.0.2, MySQL Control Center 0.8.5, KMuddy 0.2.1, KickPIM 0.3.1, QScintilla 0.2, Freesplitter 0.3.0, LibChipCard 0.6, Ksetiwatch 2.5.1, RPM Wizard 0.6.9, KMameleon 0.2pl1, KTagebuch 0.55, GuardDog 2.1.0, KFish 2.0, KickPIM 0.3.2, Mango 0.19, Rosegarden 0.8, KCDSpeed 0.6, Freesplitter 1.0.0, XmmsKDE 3.0.0, KCDSpeed 0.6.1, Scribus :: Scripter 0.3, KTagebuch 0.55.1, xsldbg :: kxsldbg 0.1, KickPIM 0.3.2, and Mango 0.19.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, October 28, 2001 (Oct 29, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: gjots 0.3, gdcalc 2.12, Straw 0.12, GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.1.1, GHex 1.99.2, GRot13 2.7.0, gtetrinet 0.4.4, totem 0.11.0, Acme 1.99.9, GNOME Power Tools, GTK-Lsof 0.9.6, GnuCash 1.7.2 alpha, Gacpimon 0.10, and linphone 0.9.1.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.5.44-ac5 (Oct 29, 2002, 03:45)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: kdegraphics (Oct 29, 2002, 03:43)
    "Zen-parse discovered a buffer overflow in gv, a PostScript and PDF viewer for X11. The same code is present in kghostview which is part of the KDE-Graphics package..."