Linux News for Nov 12, 2002
Tonight Live:Gates and MS Waste No Time, Windowsrefund.Net, PLUS Linux Cafe (2002-11-12 22:00:40)
"In particular, Russ (and the whole panel) on Bill Gate's (ok so
maybe he is the anti-Christ after all)& Microsoft's (shall we
say questionable) behaviors in India, Doc talks about the Linux
Cafe, Jeff on Oracle and the end of the IT down turn, Adobe's
Microsoft woes, and more..."
O'Reilly: Selling Open Source to Management (2002-11-12 20:30:29)
"More importantly for some of us working in big companies, how
do you sell them internally so you can use them...?"
KDE Security Advisories: resLISa / LISa, rlogin.protocol, and telnet.protocol URL KIO (2002-11-12 20:24:27)
Two security advisories from the KDE Project.
Gentoo Linux Advisory: apache (2002-11-12 20:22:44)
"A vulnerability exists in the SSI error pages of Apache 2.0
that involves incorrect filtering of server signature data..."
The Register: Sun Aims to Oust MSOffice from UK Schools (2002-11-12 19:00:00)
"The new StarOffice 6.0 education licenses mean that the
software is offered at cost... to all eligible schools in the UK
and Ireland. The package comes without 'forced upgrade paths or
multiple user licenses', Sun notes in a clear dig at the Redmond
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: masqmail (2002-11-12 18:49:51)
"A set of buffer overflows have been discovered in masqmail, a
mail transport agent for hosts without permanent internet
InfoWorld: Red Hat to Use Oracle's Cluster Software (2002-11-12 17:30:38)
OracleWorld: "The Linux vendor Monday announced
it will include Oracle's Cluster File System (OCFS) in future
releases of Red Hat Advanced Server..."
SuSE Linux Advisories: kdenetwork, traceroute-nanog/nkitb (2002-11-12 17:25:36)
Two security advisories from SuSE Linux.
SCO Linux Advisory: PXE (2002-11-12 17:24:03)
"The PXE server can be crashed by using corrupt DHCP packets.
This bug could be used to cause a denial-of-service attack..."
CNET News: Microsoft to Stake $400 Million in India (2002-11-12 16:00:37)
The India story continues: "Gates' visit to the Asian IT hotbed
could be an attempt to stop Linux from gaining momentum in the
dot.KDE.org: KDE 3.1 RC3: Last Dance? (2002-11-12 14:30:50)
KDE 3.1 RC3 is now available. This should be the last RC before
gold. Short blurb, links within.
Linux Journal: OpenOffice.org Project Update (2002-11-12 13:00:54)
"Here's the latest about what the OpenOffice Project is up to
for language support, new platforms and development
Australian IT: Open Source Just as Insecure as Windows
"Linux is not a more secure environment than NT or Windows,
Internet Security Systems chief technology officer Chris Klaus
New Scientist: 'Rewiring' File-Sharing Networks May Stop Attacks (2002-11-12 10:00:47)
Researchers are using models based on Gnutella to try to
increase peer-to-peer security and possible thrwart record industry
attempts to launch DoS attacks against such networks.
developerWorks: Lightweight Linux, Part 1 (2002-11-12 08:30:37)
"Hardware is only as old as the software it runs: a modern
operating system and up-to-date applications return an older system
to productivity. This article provides best practices and
step-by-step guidance on how to build a working Linux system on
older hardware or on modern hardware with limited memory and
BBC: Award for Namibia Schools Project (2002-11-12 07:00:36)
"SchoolNet Namibia was singled out by the judges at a ceremony
in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia as an exemplary role model for the
sustainable introduction of computers in schools across
ZDNet Australia: Create a Linux Boot CD (2002-11-12 05:30:24)
"There are three constants in life: death, taxes, and system
crashes. All three may be inevitable, but at least you can recover
from a system crash..."
Release Digest: KDE, November 11, 2002 (2002-11-12 05:00:30)
Today's KDE app: Boson 0.7.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 11, 2002 (2002-11-12 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GGV 1.99.96 and Integrated Foundation
ZDNet UK: Armour-Plated Linux Gets Backup (2002-11-12 04:00:09)
"An updated version of SE Linux has been released, adding muscle
to the operating system's beefed-up security features.."
Australian IT: Unix to be Pushed Out (2002-11-12 02:30:18)
"Senior research analyst and report author Mike Davis, from
UK-based Butler Group, said the shift had started with smaller
businesses moving to install Linux for file and print services,
replacing Windows NT and lower-end Unix..."
Electricnews.net: Irish Linux Pioneer Dies (2002-11-12 01:00:12)
"Dr John O'Gorman of the University of Limerick, the author of a
number of works on programming and computer science, died this week