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Linux News for Nov 11, 2002

  • Oracle To Launch Grid Product At OracleWorld (Nov 11, 2002, 23:30)
    OracleWorld: "Oracle will launch a Grid computing product this week based on the open source Globus Toolkit..."

  • OSNews: KDE 3.1-RC2: I'm Hammering (Nov 11, 2002, 22:00)
    "As announced at The Dot, KDE 3.1 RC2 is now 'Ready For A Hammering.' Well, okay, so I decided to hammer away and here is my preview..."

  • The Register: Original Mac Hand Leads Sun Desktop Charge (Nov 11, 2002, 20:30)
    "Sun simply said it will do a Linux desktop, and sell it in bundles of 100 or so. It will only target certain markets 'transaction workers'--public and education and call center or retail staff, and it isn't at all a consumer ploy..."

  • Gentoo Linux Advisory: kgpg (Nov 11, 2002, 20:24)
    "A bug in Kgpg's key generation affects all secret keys generated through Kgpg's wizard..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Xandros Desktop--Not Your Father's Linux Distribution (Nov 11, 2002, 19:00)
    The decendant of Corel Linux has made a splash on the Linux desktop scene with its look-and-feel and WINE capabilties. Bill von Hagen has reviewed the new release of Xandros Desktop and files this report on the good and not-so-good of Xandros.

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: PHP (Nov 11, 2002, 18:55)
    "PHP versions up to and including 4.2.2 contain vulnerabilities in the mail() function allowing local script authors to bypass safe mode restrictions and possibly allowing remote attackers to insert arbitrary mail headers and content into the message..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: squirrelmail, kdenetwork (Nov 11, 2002, 18:49)
    Two security advisories from the Debian Project.

  • Two on OracleWorld: Participants Focus on Linux (Nov 11, 2002, 17:30)
    OracleWorld: Oracle's big trade show OracleWorld cranks up in San Francisco this week, and much of the database company's focus will be on Linux. Stories from InfoWorld and the San Francisco Chronicle within.

  • Ximian: Evolution Reaches 1.2, Adds Enhancements (Nov 11, 2002, 16:00)
    Ximian Evolution 1.2 is out and about. Press release within.

  • NY Times: Bill Gates to Tour India Amid Global Software Debate (Nov 11, 2002, 14:30)
    "Mr. Gates's visit, his third to India, comes as programmers around the world are being lured to join the so-called open-source computing movement, which favors the Linux operating system--available free or in low-cost software packages--over proprietary systems like Microsoft Windows..." [Free registration required. -ed.]

  • The Register: Data Security for Linux Power Users (Nov 11, 2002, 13:00)
    "A couple of months ago I wrote a security howto for Linux newbies, the goal of which was to help people achieve decent security using easy and safe techniques. Now it's time to address you power users out there, by which I mean people comfortable with the command line, using a text editor from the console, and tweaking configuration files..."

  • NewsFactor: Developer's Dilemma: Perl or PHP? (Nov 11, 2002, 11:30)
    "PHP made headlines when Yahoo's Michael Radwin announced at PHPCon 2002 that the portal giant was embracing PHP for new development..."

  • Linux Journal: Grounds for Identity (Nov 11, 2002, 10:00)
    Identity became a hot topic last year, but it won't truly matter until it becomes the focus of a serious open-source project.

  • Setting Up and Connecting with a Linux PDA (iPAQ) (Nov 11, 2002, 08:30)
    "The focus of this article is not about setting up a PDA to run Linux although some of the process will be covered. If you are interested in installing Linux to your PDA, I recommend following some of the links listed in this article..."

  • LinuxWorld: How to Add Spyce to Your Life (Nov 11, 2002, 07:00)
    "There's a new method for doing server-side Python scripting for Web applications in town, and its name is spyce. Spyce takes an approach similar to PHP. It lets you intermingle Python scripts, statements and variables with HTML to produce dynamically generated Web pages..."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.47 (Nov 11, 2002, 05:11)
    Changelog, links within.

  • Release Digest: KDE, November 10, 2002 (Nov 11, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's KDE apps: kio_iso 0.2, Kwave 0.6.5, FrontMan, REBECKA 0.9.8, knetfilter 3.0.3, Kydpdict 0.3.0, kdelnk2wmaker 0.06, Ksubeditor 0.13rc2, FrontMan 0.3, kOctave3 0.63, Kgpg 0.9, KAlarm2 0.8.3, KMameleon 0.3, and KMuddy 0.3.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, November 10, 2002 (Nov 11, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: Gamazons 0.80, GTK+-2.0.8, gsoftpad-1.1, sawfish 1.2, gnocl 0.5.3, pkgview 0.0.6, and Straw 0.13.

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #67 (Nov 11, 2002, 03:00)
    Community Roundup: This Week's Summary: New "CLIC" Distribution Launched; Mandrake in the News; Top Ten "freshest" RPMs from MandrakeClub; Business Case of the Week; Website Watch; Tip of the Week;

  • Debian Weekly News - November 5th, 2002 (Nov 11, 2002, 01:00)
    Community Roundup: The latest news from the Debian Project.