Linux News for Jan 28, 2004
Daily Research News: Open Source--The Outlook for 2004 (Jan 28, 2004, 23:30)
"IT buyers expect spend on Open Source/Linux applications to
grow by 2.8% in 2004, according to the NOP World Technology
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: gnupg, trr19 (Jan 28, 2004, 23:29)
Two security advisories from the Debian Project.
USA Today: In Life, As In Business, Ellison Charges Full-Speed Ahead (Jan 28, 2004, 22:00)
An interview with Oracle boss Larry Ellison: "There are examples
of where open-source (software) has just killed them. Apache went
from nothing to 85% share, just wiped Microsoft off the face of the
Mandrake Linux Advisories: tcpdump, mc, gaim (Jan 28, 2004, 21:59)
Three security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
More on MyDoom Virus (Jan 28, 2004, 21:00)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the Mydoom
virus has more ties to professional spammers than the open source
community, while the person who made the "disable your AV software"
remark on Slashdot issues an apology on his blog.
Slackware Linux Advisory: gaim (Jan 28, 2004, 20:59)
"12 vulnerabilities were found in the instant messenger GAIM
that allow remote compromise..."
p2pnet.net: Justin Frankel Quits AOL (Jan 28, 2004, 20:00)
"Winamp's [and Gnutella's] inventor Justin Frankel has quit AOL,
reports CNET, confirming rumours that have been floating around
since last week..." [Link repaired. -ed]
CRN: Open-Source Activists Protest SCO, Microsoft Anti-Linux Lobbying On Capitol Hill (Jan 28, 2004, 19:00)
"Many fume over SCO letter that calls open source a threat to
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Studies on Linux Help Their Patron: Microsoft (Jan 28, 2004, 18:00)
"But no matter the outcome of the semantic debate, the situation
is drawing new attention to the company's controversial practice of
funding and publicizing research to support its competitive
eWeek: Kernel 2.7: Back to the Future of Linux (Jan 28, 2004, 17:00)
"To get an early glimpse at some of the thinking going into the
next kernel, key vendors that aid in shaping the Linux kernel
helped eWEEK last week put together a long-range wish list for
internetnews.com: Linux Aims For ISO Status (Jan 28, 2004, 16:00)
"Aiming to propel Linux to the status of an official
international standard, the Free Standards Group (FSG) Thursday is
set to announce it has folded support for C++ and Fortran into its
Linux code base..."
Community Reacts to Mydoom Virus (Jan 28, 2004, 14:30)
Spin control is in full swing as Bruce Perens asks the community
to stop cheering the Mydoom virus on, and pundits like Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols wag their collective fingers at those who approve.
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.2-rc2-mm1 (Jan 28, 2004, 13:45)
Changelog, link within.
NewsForge: MySQL's MaxDB: A Work in Progress (Jan 28, 2004, 13:00)
"Most people working in the database world know about the open
source database MySQL, but fewer are familiar with MaxDB, MySQL's
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Red Hat Engineer Talks Enterprise Linux (Jan 28, 2004, 12:00)
"...Red Hat vice president of engineering Brian M. Stevens
talked to SearchEnterpriseLinux.com about the distributor's new
Open Source Assurance program, the addition of a server
provisioning module to its Red Hat Network, the 2.6 kernel and the
Geek.com: LinuxWorld Speakers, Novell Decry Desktop Linux Situation (Jan 28, 2004, 11:00)
"'It works 98 percent of the time. But it's the 2 percent of the
time it doesn't that kills you.' Words from a corporate technician
describing Windows? No, it's a comment voiced at LinuxWorld..."
Computerworld: Open-Source Model for Outsourcing (Jan 28, 2004, 10:00)
"It doesn't take an MBA to know that you can save money paying a
salary of $20,000 for IT skills in India vs. $80,000 in
LinuxSecurity: Introduction to Netwox and Interview with Creator Laurent Constantin (Jan 28, 2004, 09:00)
"In this article Duane Dunston gives a brief introduction to
Netwox, a combination of over 130 network auditing tools. Also,
Duane interviews Laurent Constantin, the creator of Netwox..."
developerWorks: Pre-Release of Tiger Now Available (Jan 28, 2004, 08:00)
"Sun has quietly released an alpha version of J2SE 1.5, also
known as 'Tiger,' and developer John Zukowski is in the big top
ready to start his Tiger-taming act..."
MozillaQuest: How to Use GIMP for Photo and Image Editing #2: Introduction to Layers (Jan 28, 2004, 07:00)
"However, today's tutorial focuses on editing already existing
images with the GIMP...
FedoraNews.org: Tutorial: Blackdown Java (Jan 28, 2004, 06:00)
In this tutorial you will learn how to install Blackdown Java
for Fedora Core 1..."
Release Digest: KDE, January 27, 2004 (Jan 28, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Planets 3D, Digikam 0.6.0 Release Candidate,
Konference, Konstruct 20040127, KAquarium, and Kst 0.94.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 27, 2004 (Jan 28, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: XML Security Library 1.2.4, gnome-games
2.4.2, gtkmm 2.3.2, glibmm 2.3.3, and The GNOME XML toolkit
DistroWatch: Distributions, January 27, 2004 (Jan 28, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distribution: Linux Area Security 0.4.2 RC1.
2003's Most Popular Viruses, and Hacking Tools (Jan 28, 2004, 04:00)
"Viruses, Trojan horses, Worms, Adware, Spyware, and Remote
Control programs have overrun computers in 2003 and the forecast
for these digital parasites is worse for 2004..."
osViews: Intellectual Property in the Real World (Jan 28, 2004, 03:00)
"Hans Christian Andersen probably would have been baffled by the
term 'intellectual property' even though he inadvertently wrote
O'Reilly: Globalization and Women, Copyright Infringement in Open Source, and Other News from LWE (Jan 28, 2004, 02:00)
"LinuxWorld in January 2004 looked mostly like more of what was
at last year's LinuxWorlds. No radical departures; just more
serious talk of moving to the desktop..."
eWeek: Linux Whirled (Jan 28, 2004, 01:00)
"Eeyaaaaaghaaa! The frozen Furball screamed, Dean-like, as he
popped at long last through one of the few open entrances to the
Big Apple's Jacob Javits Center for the LinuxWorld show..."
OSNews: The Last Linux on the Desktop Article -- Hopefully (Jan 28, 2004, 00:00)
"I'd like to try to address some of the common arguments against
linux here, and try to help people understand why linux probably
won't be on your desktop for a while..."