Linux News for Apr 01, 2004
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: kernel-image-2.4.17-hppa (2004-04-05 17:59:37)
"This security advisory updates the PA-RISC kernel 2.4.18 for
SearchCIO: April Fool's Personality Test: Who's Your Inner Uber Geek? (2004-04-01 23:59:45)
Are you a geek like Linus? Bill? Or Vint? The answers lie within
TechNewsWorld: DOJ Bans Linux from US in Wake of iWidget Brouhaha (2004-04-01 23:00:08)
"In a bizarre twist of fate for the burgeoning Linux community,
the U.S. Department of Justice has banned Linux from the United
LinuxPlanet: Addressing Address Books For Linux (2004-04-01 22:00:53)
"Who do you know and how do you get in touch with them?
Scribbled notes on the computer screen? A five-pound day planner?
Or how about some nifty Linux applications that will easily handle
your address organization needs...?"
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: kernel-image-2.4.17-hppa (2004-04-01 21:58:59)
"This security advisory updates the mips kernel 2.4.19 for
SCO OpenLinux Advisories: vim, util-linux (2004-04-01 21:53:03)
Two security advisories from The SCO Group.
E-Commerce Times: Memo: Bill Gates To Sabotage Linux Using "Time-Travel" Machine (2004-04-01 21:00:08)
"'The power of Linux cannot be undone,' open-source poster
Rings'R'us assured his companions. 'We must send an emissary to
infiltrate Microsoft's campus and destroy the time-travel machine
at the heart of Redmond's evil. The hour is late, but we still have
hope. There is always hope...'"
Conectiva Linux Advisories: mc, libxml2, ethereal, openssl (2004-04-01 20:56:53)
Four security advisories from Conectiva Inc.
Gentoo Linux Advisories: Monit, MPlayer, OpenLDAP, Squid, Fetchmail (2004-04-01 20:55:16)
Five security advisories from the Gentoo Project.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Research: Strong Growth for Linux Messaging Market (2004-04-01 20:00:51)
"Enterprises that want to run their messaging applications on
Linux instead of Microsoft Exchange face some significant migration
and staffing challenges, in particular moving directory information
off of Active Directory..."
NewsForge: Linus Ends Free Lunch (2004-04-01 19:00:10)
"Effective with the 2.7 development series, anyone using or
installing Linux will be required to pay a royalty of $1 per CPU to
Linus Torvalds and $.25 per CPU to each programmer responsible for
any driver that person uses..." :)
InfoWorld: Sun: Door Still Open on Open Source Java (2004-04-01 18:00:42)
"While acknowledging obstacles remain, a Sun Microsystems
official on Tuesday left open the possibility that Sun might offer
its Java programming language under an open source format..."
Techworld: Treasury 'Linux Tax' Plans Provoke Anger (2004-04-01 17:00:50)
"Open source groups have reacted angrily to UK government plans
to tax open-source software..." :)
CNET News: Insurance Firm to Offer Open-Source Seminars (2004-04-01 16:00:40)
"The daily seminars aimed to fill educational gaps for companies
that use or contribute to open-source programming projects, said
John St. Clair, OSRM's executive director..."
Forbes: Linux Loyalists Leery (2004-04-01 15:00:09)
"Two years ago, when Rick Carey was chief technology architect
at Merrill Lynch, he was crazy about Linux and especially about Red
Hat, the leading Linux distributor..."
Editor's Note: Penguins Found at North Pole (2004-04-01 14:00:51)
Humor, or lack thereof, will be a significant part of today's
newsfeed, so LT is taking a preemptive strike to get the funny
business started off right. Or very, very wrong.
LinuxWorld Australia: Open Source Appeals to Bioinformatics (2004-04-01 13:00:02)
"Sydney University senior lecturer in bioinformatics, Dr Bret
Church, said open source is undoubtedly the founding stone of
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.5-rc3-mm4 (2004-04-01 12:59:57)
Changelog, link within.
Linux Journal: OpenOffice.org Off-the-Wall: Style Is Everything, Right? (2004-04-01 11:30:31)
"A guide for when and how to use styles instead of manual
overrides in OpenOffice.org documents..."
DesktopLinux: Free Presentation Software Available for Linux (2004-04-01 10:00:31)
"Called IndeView, the free software promises to eliminate
platform-dependent presentations and allows users to move
presentations across multiple operating systems..."
FalkoTimme.com: Howto: The Perfect Setup - White Box Linux/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (2004-04-01 08:30:21)
"This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to
setup a Linux server based on White Box Linux that offers all
services needed by ISPs and hosters..."
developerWorks: Open Source Development Using C99 (2004-04-01 07:00:01)
"What is C99? Who needs it? Is it available yet? Peter Seebach
discusses the 1999 revision of the ISO C standard, with a focus on
the availability of new features on Linux and BSD systems..."
Release Digest: KDE, March 31, 2004 (2004-04-01 05:00:40)
Today's KDE apps: KIso 0.3, KXDocker 0.10a, KAlarm 1.1.0 beta1,
knowit 0.10, Qgonki 0.1, and domo.
Release Digest: GNOME, March 31, 2004 (2004-04-01 05:00:20)
Today's GNOME apps: GENIUS 0.6.0, Gnumeric 1.3.0, gtkmm 2.3.7,
glibmm 2.3.8, libgdamm 1.3.1, Java-GNOME Release 2.5.7 (beta2),
PyGTK 2.3.90, ooo-build-1.1.52, and gob2 2.0.7.
DistroWatch: Distributions, March 31, 2004 (2004-04-01 05:00:00)
Today's distributions: MoviX 0.8.2, SLAX 4.0.4, and
LinuxDefender Live! 1.5.6.
Terminaali: LBA-Linux and its Makers: Interview with SOT�s CEO Santeri Kannisto (2004-04-01 04:00:43)
"Terminaali had a chance to interview Santeri Kannisto, the CEO
of SOT Finnish Software Engineering Ltd. on current trends and
The Network Administrator: Linux and the Giant Killer (2004-04-01 02:30:32)
"On CNN today I watched Bill Gates state that one-day computer
hardware will be free and you will only have to pay for the
OSNews: Will Open Source Come to the Rescue? (2004-04-01 01:00:09)
"Today, almost without exception, every agency is forced to use
a proprietary, closed source Windows program..."
internetnews.com: IBM 'POWERs' Up to Propel On-demand (2004-04-01 00:30:07)
"...IBM executives said they will open up the deisgn process for
developers to make the chips more pervasive in the heavily
competitive computing industry..."