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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.

HP Sends New Desktops to Work

HP introduces two new desktop PCs, and offers the choice of Mandrake Linux or Windows XP.

OpenPKG Alert: OpenPKG Security Advisory (mutt)

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: OpenPKG
According to a posting on Bugtraq [0], a buffer overflow exists in the mail user agent Mutt [1]. It can be triggered by incoming messages and there are reports about spam that has actually triggered this problem and crashed Mutt. The bug was reported to Red Hat by Niels Heinen. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2004-0078 [2] to the problem.

Debian alert: New wu-ftpd packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 3:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Debian
Two vulnerabilities were discovered in wu-ftpd

LVM and Removable IDE Drives Backup System

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 3:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Backing up data is a problem we all face, and as the size and complexity of the systems for which we are responsible grow, so do our backup problems.

Desktop Linux Summit 2004 coming up

Industry Leaders Rally to Support Linux on the Desktop with Novell and Other Major Tech Companies Tripling Number of Sponsors

More on PHP Security

  • SitePoint (Posted by dave on Mar 8, 2004 4:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
The WACT Wiki now has a page about Php Application Security. Right now it's a pretty much a checklist for things to watch out for, plus links to many a bedtime read (or not if you like to sleep well).

From the Editor, April 2004: Security One Step at a Time

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 8, 2004 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
The attack path between intruders and your data might be shorter than you think.

Upgrade to Fedora Core 2 - Test1, with apt

  • FedoraNews: Gavin Henry (Posted by dave on Mar 8, 2004 4:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
As you all know Test1 is out and has been for a few weeks. I have waited a while for things to settle down and all the gotchas to surface, before doing an upgrade. So here is MY method of upgrading from Fedora Core 1 to Fedora Core 2 - Test1.

PCI dev board for FPGAs gains Linux RTOS

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 8, 2004 3:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Amirix has ported TimeSys's Linux RTOS software development kit (SDK) to its AP100 Virtex-II Pro PCI Platform FPGA development doards. The TimeSys Linux RTOS SDK is the first Linux OS available for the AP100, and targets networking, communications, DSP, image processing, industrial controls, and instrumentation.

Library of Congress plans new portal, running Linux

The portal will consist of two IBM eServer p630 and two eServer p610 systems, all running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 from SuSE Linux AG of Germany. The researchers chose Linux and open-source applications to keep costs down...

Sun Taking Open-Source Counsel?

Q&A: Open-source advocate Eric S. Raymond stands by his criticisms of Sun's flirtation with IBM and restates his interpretation of the infamous "Halloween" memo, which linked Microsoft to SCO's lawsuits.

The Command Line - The Best Newbie Interface?

  • OSnews (Posted by dave on Mar 8, 2004 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This essay describes the surprising results of a brief trial with a group of new computer users about the relative ease of the command line interface versus the GUIs now omnipresent in computer interfaces. It comes from practical experience I have of teaching computing to complete beginners or newbies as computer power-users often term them.

Tiny yet powerful SBC runs embedded Linux

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 8, 2004 12:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
VMEbus and CompactPCI specialist General Micro Systems (GMS) has released a single-board computer (SBC) that supports Linux and measures just 2.8 x 1.9 inches. GMS says its "Spider" SBC is based on an IBM PowerPC chip running either 400 or 800 MHz, and targets distributed control,

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