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Linux News for Dec 21, 2002

  • KDE Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities (2002-12-21 21:32:53)
    "In some instances KDE fails to properly quote parameters of instructions passed to a command shell for execution..."

  • LinuxWorld: LinuX-Mas Caroling We Shall Go (2002-12-21 13:00:18)
    Christmas carols a'la Tux from the stylings of "St. Nicholas Petreley." Brace yourself.

  • InfoWorld: Annual Scorecard (2002-12-21 11:30:25)
    "First, I predicted that Apache would finally be recognized as the de facto corporate Web server. Although it's the server of choice in many prominent organizations, some still staunchly hold to IIS. Nevertheless, Apache is a big dog in the yard..."

  • LinuxWorld: Seeing Through the Linux-Windows TCO Comparisons (2002-12-21 10:00:09)
    "Help for managers who want to undertake their own TCO study. We look at three current real-world scenarios to learn what elements should be included in TCO calculations..."

  • ZDNet Australia: Linux or Windows? You Decide (2002-12-21 08:30:17)
    "We receive e-mail every week from sys admins fighting the open source cause (though often at the same time forced to work with Windows or Solaris, for example), or others who are happy with their Microsoft environments and telling everyone else to grow up..."

  • Help Net Security: Security Year in Review: VPNs and Firewalls (2002-12-21 07:00:38)
    "With many new and improved products on the market, this has been a good year for designing VPNs and deploying firewalls. Here's an overview of happenings during 2002..."

  • LinuxDevices: An Introduction to the MeshBox (2002-12-21 04:00:22)
    "Originally released as a bootable CDROM called 'MeshAP,' MeshBox is now implemented as an under-32MB system image which can fit within a small CompactFlash card..."

  • DistroWatch: A User Review of Slackware Linux 8.1 (2002-12-21 02:30:55)
    "As mentioned before, Slackware is not for the absolute newbie. It can be used by the average user who would experience a steep learning curve and begin to understand the processes of UNIX/Linux..."

  • NewsForge: A Low-Cost, Linux-based Conference Registration System (2002-12-21 01:00:10)
    "This is not communism, even though some proprietary software boosters want you to believe communism is the predominant economic theory behind Linux and Open Source. Rather, this is capitalism in its purest form, specifically of the 'find a need and fill it' variety..."