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Linux News for May 28, 2003

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: httpd (Sep 05, 2003, 02:29)
    "Updated httpd packages that fix several minor security issues are now available for Red Hat Linux 8.0 and 9..."

  • Editor's Note: Storage, Standards on ELF Agenda (May 28, 2003, 23:30)
    One of the up and coming trends in IT is storage management. Linux's place in this burgeoning arena will certainly be a topic at next week's Enterprise Linux Forum.

  • LinuxPlanet: Analysis: Novell Tries to Torpedo SCO Unix IP Claims (May 28, 2003, 22:00)
    "Today's events surrounding The SCO Group and Novell are just another chapter in a long and continuing saga between the two companies. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols recaps today's events, gives an in-depth analysis of how SCO and Novell came to be at odds over the Linux operating system, and speaks with industry analysts on their take on SCO v. Linux..."

  • LinuxPR: Munich Goes with Open Source Software (May 28, 2003, 20:30)
    This afternoon, the city council of Munich, Germany, officially announced that they plan to move 14,000 PCs and 16,000 users from Windows to Linux, in a move to make Linux their standard desktop operating system environment. Press releases from the Munich Council and IBM Germany within.

  • PCWorld: HP's Linux Laptops Prove Popular (May 28, 2003, 20:30)
    "Public demand for the low-cost Linux-based laptops Hewlett-Packard began selling in Thailand earlier this month has been 'overwhelming,' a company representative said this week..."

  • IBM Caps Off Power4+ Integration with New Server (May 28, 2003, 19:00)
    "IBM christened the integration of its Power4+ chip architecture across its Unix server line Wednesday by releasing a new pSeries machine for the low-end of the market..."

  • NY Times/CNET News: From PlayStation to Supercomputer (May 28, 2003, 17:30)
    "Perhaps the most striking aspect of the project, which uses the open-source Linux operating system, is that the only hardware engineering involved was placing 70 of the individual game machines in a rack and plugging them together with a high-speed Hewlett-Packard network switch..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: httpd (May 28, 2003, 17:28)
    "Updated httpd packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Linux 8.0 and 9..."

  • Budget Chief Sees Improvement on Technology Front (May 28, 2003, 16:00)
    The move, according to the project's executive director, James Love, would boost competition for 'open source' software whose code is open to inspection and alteration by users and lower prices for the government..."

  • ZDnet Australia: SAP Inks Open-Source Database Deal (May 28, 2003, 15:00)
    "Business application powerhouse SAP is tapping MySQL's open-source database software in a deal that should let the smaller company accelerate its development plans..."

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: netpbm (May 28, 2003, 14:58)
    "Alan Cox and Al Viro discovered[1] several "math overflow" vulnerabilities in netpbm versions <= 9.20. These vulnerabilities can be exploited by attackers using specially crafted images. Successful exploitation can lead to denial of service conditions or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the affected program..."

  • PR: SCO Responds to Novell Claims (May 28, 2003, 14:00)
    SCO has just issued its own brief statement regarding Novell's copyright claims: "SCO owns the contract rights to the UNIX operating system. SCO has the contractual right to prevent improper donations of UNIX code, methods or concepts into Linux by any UNIX vendor..."

  • PR: Novell Challenges SCO Position, Reiterates Support for Linux (May 28, 2003, 14:00)
    As promised, Novell released its full statement regarding its challenge to the SCO Group just before the markets opened in the U.S. this morning. The complete release, including Novell's letter to SCO's Darl McBride, is linked within.

  • CNET News: Novell May Challenge SCO Linux Claims (May 28, 2003, 13:00)
    "Novell, the second of in the chain of four companies to own rights to the Unix operating system, is expected to challenge the rights infringement claims that their current owner, SCO Group, is making against Linux..."

  • OSNews: UNIX's True Competition: Linux? (May 28, 2003, 11:00)
    "Linux only has a small percentage of the computing market, however Microsoft already considers it a major competition as the open source OS steals the hearts of many users..."

  • LinuxMedNews: Hospital Case Study of FOSS Use (May 28, 2003, 09:00)
    "This study describes the implementation of open source software in a large Irish public sector organization, Beaumont Hospital..."

  • eWeek: Red Carpet Eases Pain of Red Hat RPM Management (May 28, 2003, 07:00)
    "For those who are new to Linux, managing software installations and updates can seem daunting, even chaotic, without a Windows-style double-click installer in sight..."

  • Debian Weekly News - May 27, 2003 (May 28, 2003, 05:00)
    Community Roundup: The latest news from the Debian Project.

  • Release Digest: GNU, May 27, 2003 (May 28, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNU app: GNU Gengetopt 2.10.

  • The Oregonian: Oregon is Still a Soft Touch for Microsoft (May 28, 2003, 03:00)
    "House Speaker Karen Minnis, R-Wood Village, apparently disagrees. She killed a bill last month that would have added a little muscle to the state statute governing the analysis and purchase of open-source software..."

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.21-rc5 (May 28, 2003, 01:19)
    Incremental changelog, links within.

  • The Economist: The Ponytail Versus the Penguin (May 28, 2003, 01:00)
    "Does Sun's Jonathan Schwartz have a better strategy than Microsoft's for surviving the threat of free software?"