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Brazil falls in love with Linux

They run Linux, an alternative to Microsoft's globally dominant Windows operating system. Linux is known as 'open source' software Linux has long been the darling of highly-skilled programmers. But now, the program is going mainstream, reports technology correspondent Clark

Breaking LINUX NEWS: UserLinux *Will* Support KDE

Qt is free software, and has been for a long time now. It's GPL-ed. It used to be non-free by the Debian guidelines several years Torvalds. the program is going mainstream, reports technology correspondent Clark

Linux v2.6 scales the enterprise

  • InfoWorld (Posted by dave on Feb 1, 2004 5:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Will the new Linux really perform in the same league as the big boys? To find out, I put the v2.6.0 kernel through several real-world performance tests, comparing its file server, database server, and Web server performance with a recent v2.4 series kernel, v2.4.23."

Linux lab keeps focus as turmoil hits cyber world

  • Oregonian (Posted by dave on Feb 1, 2004 5:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: OSDL
"One of the first things people at Beaverton's Open Source Development Lab want to make clear is that while their world is at a virus-driven boil, the kernel is cool."

What's next for Linux: desktop or data center?

  • ADTmag.com (Posted by dave on Feb 1, 2004 5:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Depending on whom you spoke with at the recent LinuxWorld conference in New York City, the next frontier of Linux is either at the data center or on the desktop." [ Seen on DesktopLinux.com ]

Linux on the XDA, anyone?

  • Smartfone.net (Posted by dave on Feb 1, 2004 5:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Enter XDA Developers with their latest project - Xanadux . The grand goal: port Linux to the HTC Wallaby (aka XDA / MDA / SX-56 / QTek 1010). It depends on who you spoke with at the recent LinuxWorld

Debian alert: New perl packages fix information leak in suidperl

"Paul Szabo discovered a number of similar bugs in suidperl, a helper program to run perl scripts with setuid privileges. By exploiting these bugs, an attacker could abuse suidperl to discover information about files (such as testing for their existence and some of their permissions) that should not be accessible to unprivileged users."

Foot in the Door for Open Source?

  • Enterprise Linux I.T. (Posted by dave on Feb 1, 2004 5:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There's no question that open-source office suites are technologically true, robust and secure enough. Linux desktops are about to explode.".

Fedora Legacy alert: Updated ethereal resolves security vulnerabilites

Updated ethereal packages are now available that fix multiple security vulnerabilities which may allow attackers to make Ethereal crash by injecting an intentionally malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet trace file. It is not known if these issues could allow arbitrary code execution.

Set up a Gateway for Internet Connection Sharing

  • FedoraNews: Gavin Henry (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
One of the most frequently questions I see on mailing lists, chat channels and newsgroups is "How do I set up Internet Connection sharing with Linux?" Well read on.

Webmin

  • FedoraNews: Gavin Henry (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and so on.

Fedora Legacy alert: Updated tcpdump resolves security vulnerabilites (resend with correct paths)

Updated tcpdump packages are now available that fix multiple security vulnerabilities which may allow remote attackers to exploit these issues by sending carefully-crafted packets to a victim. If the victim uses tcpdump, these packets could result in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'pcap' user.

New user-friendly OS for handhelds announced

  • LinuxDevices (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Lycoris will ship a version of its desktop Linux operating system (OS) designed specifically for handheld devices in Q2, 2004. The OS, dubbed Desktop/LX Pocket PC Edition (DL-PPC), will provide a "commercial-ready" and user-friendly OS that Lycoris hopes to license to device designers as well as market directly to consumers.

New Virtual Machine Application Launched

  • Yahoo News (press release) (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: Press Release
The IBM OS/2, Linux, and FreeBSD support is unique in the industry. be among the first organizations to provide service, support, training, and certification

Darpa-funded Linux security hub withers

  • Security Focus (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Two years after its hopeful launch, a U.S.-backed research project aimed at drawing skilled eyeballs to the thankless task of open-source security auditing is prepared to throw in the towel."

Linux plus XP equals … faster boots

  • GCN.com (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LinDVD, a scaled-down version of the Linux operating system, exists peacefully with XP on the same system, according to the company. Linux by the Greater London Authority (GLA), reveals that Livingstone is looking

Cambridgedocs Announces Linux Versions of xDoc Server Products

  • EContent Magazine (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
CambridgeDocs has announced the Linux versions of its xDoc Content Transformation Server (xCTS). The xDoc Content Transformation Linux by the Greater London Authority (GLA), reveals that Livingstone is looking

Ensim Launches Next-Gen Spam Filters

In addition to offering user-level spam control, the new products also feature functionalities such as server-level virus scanning and support of Fedora Linux.

Q&A: Open-Source Guru Eric Raymond

  • InternetNews.com (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"As president of the Open Source Initiative (www.opensource.org), Eric Raymond is working hard to build bridges between old-line Unix programmers and the emerging Linux evangelists in the business world."

Webmonkey Takes Another Look at Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird

Naltrexone writes: "Webmonkey (a rather good web-development resource page) took a new look at Mozilla and Firebird and seem to like what they see.

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