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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 real specialty..."

  • 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 products..."

  • 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 Financial Services..."

  • 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 administrators..."

  • 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 kernel.

  • 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 safely..."

  • 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 0.8.1.

  • 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, well, anything..."