Linux News for Dec 19, 2002
VNUnet: Platform Launches Low-cost Linux Clusters (2002-12-19 23:30:06)
"Grid company Platform Computing has unveiled an entry-level
version of its Platform Clusterware for small-scale Linux
clusters... It has also challenged Sun's grid credentials, saying
its grid engine should really be called clustering software..."
PC Magazine: Microsoft, Innovation, and Linux (2002-12-19 22:00:31)
"Linux may be more efficient and faster, but if you're going to
play the features game, you're bound to lose. That's Microsoft's
Red Hat: Errata Policy Updates and Product End of Life (2002-12-19 20:30:22)
An e-mail has been sent out to Red Hat users that "outlines [Red
Hat's] new policy for errata support for Red Hat Linux products and
gives the end-of-life dates for currently supported
LinuxPlanet: Your Friendly Neighborhood Supercomputer (2002-12-19 19:00:22)
"Getting access to multi-FLOPS computers has historically meant
a big outlay in time, resources, and money. But what if your
company could acquire access to a big distributed computing network
without facing most of these hurdles? A company you might not
expect is offering such a service, thanks in large part to its
alliance with United Devices and the capabilities of Linux..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: libpng, libpng3 (2002-12-19 18:51:12)
"Glenn Randers-Pehrson discovered a problem in connection with
16-bit samples from libpng, an interface for reading and writing
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) format files..."
Conectiva Linux Advisory: openldap (2002-12-19 18:49:55)
"The SuSE Security Team reviewed critical parts of the OpenLDAP
code and found several remote and local vulnerabilities, all fixed
in this update..."
internetnews.com: IDC: Linux Becoming Entrenched in Capital Markets (2002-12-19 17:30:30)
"Linux is well on its way to becoming entrenched in capital
markets, with leading edge firms turning to the platform for
mission-critical applications, according to a new report by IDC
Computerworld.NZ: Y2K Cycle 'To Push Linux, Thin Client' (2002-12-19 16:00:27)
"Independent IT management consultant Ian Howard expects some
resurgence in 2003 thanks to the Y2K product lifecycle. And Linux,
thin client and terminal servers will be the main beneficiary of
the trend, he says..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.21-pre2 (2002-12-19 15:41:29)
Incremental changelog, links within.
CNET News: Sun Gets Fat on Thin Clients (2002-12-19 14:30:41)
"But Sun is ready to have another go at it with Madhatter, the
code name for a project intended to outfit businesses with low-cost
PCs running on Linux software that can be easily configured by IT
Linux Journal: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux, Part 2 (2002-12-19 13:00:00)
"Sure, Linux makes a great gift; but how is it 'the gift that
keeps on giving'? When it comes to Linux, this statement isn't just
a sales line--it's actually true..."
FOSDEM.org Interviews: David Faure and Michael Meeks (2002-12-19 10:00:28)
"The FOSDEM team begins its annual series of interviews of the
speakers who will be present during the FOSDEM 2003 event." This
week: David Faure of KDE and Michael Meeks of GNOME.
TinyMinds.org: Interview with a Kernel Hacker (2002-12-19 08:30:40)
This interview includes Robert Love's view on the 2.5
development series, the Linux desktop, and the future of the
Help Net Security: Interview with Bob Toxen (2002-12-19 07:00:19)
In this interview, Toxen, the author of Real World Linux
Security, speaks of his interest for Linux security, good
Linux security tools, the future of Linux, and more.
developerWorks: Concurrency for Grown-Ups (2002-12-19 05:30:50)
"Concurrency--multi-processing--is widely misunderstood. This
month's 'Server clinic' introduces the basic concurrency concepts
you need to conduct your business in the server closets
Release Digest: KDE, December 18, 2002 (2002-12-19 05:00:30)
Today's KDE apps: kio_iso 0.3, KricketScoreboard 0.3, KDE Pocket
PC Contacts Import 0.4, XDrawChem 1.6.2, KPhone 2.11, and SIM
Release Digest: December 18, 2002 (2002-12-19 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME apps: libgnomeprint 2.1.5, libgnomeprintui 2.1.5,
and gtkglextmm 0.6.0.
DesktopLinux: Interview: Colin Walters of the Debian Desktop Subproject (2002-12-19 03:00:18)
"Basically, it started out of the realization that Debian
previously had no focus on the end-user; little thought was put
into user interface. Debian's audience has historically been the
technical user, but I'd like to change that..."
Salon.com: Radio Free Software (2002-12-19 01:00:08)
"Call them hackers of the last computing frontier: The GNU Radio
coders believe that any device with a chip should be able to do,