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Japanese Linux Distributor, IP Telecom, Joins OSDL

Developer of 'Nature's Linux' Operating System and Datacenter Management Solution to Work With OSDL in Advancing Linux in Japanese Markets

Debian alert: New python2.2 packages fix buffer overflow

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 3:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Debian
Sebastian Schmidt discovered a buffer overflow bug in Python's getaddrinfo function, which could allow an IPv6 address, supplied by a remote attacker via DNS, to overwrite memory on the stack.

Army to Gates: Halt the free software

Microsoft has been mailing free copies of its pricey Office productivity software to government employees, but CNET has learned that at least two federal agencies are warning recipients to return the gifts or risk violating federal ethics policies.

Networking improvements in the 2.6 kernel

The new Linux kernel includes support for and improvements in many areas of networking: from tunneling and better file security to encryption and privacy protection. This article covers how these improvements affect users even as they make Linux more secure and more enterprise-ready.

Plenty of Tips in the Jar

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 6:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Introducing, the newest section here at We're trying our best to make the resource that you come back to for everything you need to make your endeavors with Linux a success.

Motorola readies music-oriented Linux mobile phone

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 6:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Motorola has announced several new multimedia-enabled mobile phones supporting music and video playback, including one new device based on embedded Linux. The Linux-based Motorola E680 could see US distribution, making it the first of Motorola's Linux-based mobile phones available outside the far East.

Motorola licenses third-party USB network stack for Linux phones

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 5:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Motorola has licensed Belcarra's USBLAN networking technology for use in its Linux- and Java-based smartphones, Belcarra reports. USBLAN will enable Motorola's "mobile-PDA-MP3-embedded camera phones" to network with desktop computers running a variety of operating systems, according to Belcarra.

Debian Weekly News - March 9th, 2004

Welcome to this year's tenth issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Christoph Berg reported about a Knoppix based live CD including lots of the hamradio software Debian ships. Wichert Akkerman announced that the alioth service has been moved to a new server. Additionally, Ethan Sommer has set up a collection of Open Source advocacy papers.

Device Profile: Possio's PX30 hackable wireless router

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 12:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Possio PX30 is a programmable Linux-based wireless router featuring Bluetooth, OSGi (Open Services Gateway Initiative), and Java support. It is an open platform supported by a "Developer Zone" website, and it targets OSGi-enabled network edge devices that integrate diverse kinds of networks.

LPI-Newsletter February 2004

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: LPI
The month of February 2004 was another busy month for the Linux Professional Institute.

Novell's 20th BrainShare conferences will have Linux focus

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 12:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Novell's 20th-annual BrainShare(R) Conference, taking place March 21-26 in Salt Lake City, will showcase Novell's full range of enterprise software solutions, with a special focus on its new Linux offerings

Windows, Linux vie at the cash register

The two operating systems, which are contenders in the server market and to a lesser degree on the desktop, also are vying for a place in point-of-sales systems, the computerized registers at store checkout lines. Systems using versions of Microsoft's Windows accounted for the bulk of shipments in North America in 2003, but Linux shipments grew slightly faster over the course of the year, according to research from IHL Consulting Group.

Red Hat India Teams With CMS: To jointly provide courses in IT

Red Hat India, the Linux and Open Source provider, announced CMS Computer Institute, as its preferred Training partner. The CMS Computer Institute (Bandra), a division of CMS Computers Ltd. offers career and professional advice on several areas of Information Technology including Telecom, Networking, Hardware, Software Engineering and Internet based applications.

Microsoft Should Consider Competitive Licensing Model to Counter Linux Momentum

Strategy Analytics: Microsoft Battles Linux for 40 Million Unit Advanced Set-Top Box Market

KDE 3.2.1 Released

KDE Project Ships First Translation and Service Release of the 3.2 Generation GNU/Linux - UNIX Desktop, Offering Enterprises and Governments a Compelling Free and Open Desktop Solution

Mandrakesoft Stock Trading Resumes

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Thanks to everyone who supported us during this challenging transitional period!

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 10

This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of March 1st, 2004.

Interview with Quanta: Eric Laffoon

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 7:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Eric Laffoon, keeper of Quanta has agreed to interview with us. Along with our questions, he has answered several of our readers' questions. [Thanks to for the link.]

MS-SCO analysis: Questions about the mysterious middle man

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
We continue to follow up on the story of BayStar Capital and S2 and their involvement with SCO. S2 Strategic Consulting, located at 4567 So. Mathews Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, is the firm hired by SCO Group to help it stay alive. Since SCO hired S2 in August 2003, the little Unix software company that was in danger of failing received a $50 million venture capital cash infusion -- and perhaps much more -- in its bank account.

Opinion: Software Freedom Day 2004

  • OSnews (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 7:02 AM EDT)
You, the reader, are hereby invited to participate in a celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on August 28th this year. On that day we will stage public events to inform the general public about the virtues of FOSS. We invite you to form local teams and set up tables in town centers, shopping malls, or wherever there are likely to be lots of people on a Saturday.

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