"Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) today announced that Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), the world's largest telecommunications company, has joined OSDL and will participate in the Lab's Data Center Linux and Carrier Grade Linux working group initiatives."
"The compay has launched its Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) program, including the CLE Practicum exam, and the SUSE Certified Linux Professional certification, which recognizes expertise on the SUSE LINUX distribution."
"Sun's upcoming 3D desktop environment, codenamed Project Looking Glass, drew lots of glances at LinuxWorld last month, largely because of advance demos by Computer Associates (CA). However, Sun is planning not just one, but three new offerings in the overall desktop space." [ Seen on DesktopLinux
[Humor] "Riot police have finally managed to beat back the milling throng of displaced Visual Basic programmers who attacked the courthouse after Judge Cotter Kathelly announced that Linux was not an illegal monopoly and that neither Linus Torvalds nor his company, Linux Development, Inc, owed damages to former employees and shareholders of now-bankrupt Microsoft or to any of its business partners."
"The purpose of this new development process is to provide the highest level of new features, as well as maximizing the quality of new products. This new release road map will be effective for the upcoming Mandrake Linux 10.0."
"Lindows is an intuitive operating system that just makes so much sense everyone should give it a try, seriously, everyone. I am using Lindows now as my primary operating system and am developing software with it. Lindows also does not coerce or tell you what to do, you are finally in control of your own computer. So what are you waiting for, goto lindows.com and check out the exciting changes that are going on; buy Lindows."
"Updated NetPBM packages are available that fix a number of temporary file vulnerabilities in the netpbm libraries."
"Updated mc packages that resolve a buffer overflow vulnerability are now available."
"In some situations, the login program could use a pointer that had been freed and reallocated. This could cause unintentional data leakage."
"Lycoris to create Linux-based replacement OS for ARM-based handhelds"
FEBRUARY 02, 2004 ( INFOWORLD ) - The Linux kernel development process is akin to a game of leapfrog. Even-numbered kernels (v2.0 Java Desktop in the business world at least, is giving Microsoft a run for its money.
A tutorial for setting up and running VOVIDA on an IPv6-enabled Linux server. Plus, how they ported an existing IPv4 application to support IPv6.
"KDE Project Ships New Major Release Of Leading Open Source Desktop Environment"
If you are someone who want to install KDE 3.2 today itself but don't have any clue about how to do it, this tutorial is for you.
For those that don't already know, smoothwall is a very slick and easy way to setup a firewall/nat/dhcp server (and more) at home or in a small office very quickly even on old computer equipment. I have used Smoothwall 1.0 in the past and liked its features (although at the time, I did have a problem with Snort failing to start after I updated the software with some fixes...). It served on an old Pentium II 400mhz machine with two NICs inside (network cards). One was the 'green' interface (more about that later) and the other was the 'red' interface. I used that setup for quite a few months, mainly because I wanted to see what alternatives there were to hardware based firewalls (such as DLink gateways/firewalls) that I had been using.
Battered by the MyDoom distributed denial-of-service attack, SCO on Monday took down its old Web site and launched a new one for the duration.
Novell Launches New Certifications to Promote Linux Adoption
"...Once those details are fixed I believe Ark will have earned a place in the first rank of the perennially recommended newbie-friendly distributions, Mandrake, Suse and Red Hat (Fedora). I've found it to be speedy, stable and very easy to use."
In almost every column in this series, I've suggested that you use the man command to learn more about the commands being discussed. This week I'll show you why that's a good idea. Remember, there's a lot more to even the smallest commands, like ls, which lists the contents of a directory, than meets the eye. Let's drill down a bit and find out what else "ls" can do for us other than simply telling us the file names in a directory.
"In an acknowledgement of the growing popularity of Linux among developers, QNX Software Systems has added support for Linux development hosts to its Eclipse-based Momentics embedded development suite. The Momentics development suite supports development targets running QNX Neutrino, a popular, proprietary POSIX-compatible hard real-time OS."