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Red Hat alert: Updated util-linux packages fix information leak

"In some situations, the login program could use a pointer that had been freed and reallocated. This could cause unintentional data leakage."

Pda News - Axims in China , Pocket Informant 5 , PocketPC Linux

  • (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2004 4:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Lycoris to create Linux-based replacement OS for ARM-based handhelds"

How the Linux kernel gets built

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.

VoIPv6 on Linux with VOVIDA

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Feb 3, 2004 4:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
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.

Announcing KDE 3.2

"KDE Project Ships New Major Release Of Leading Open Source Desktop Environment"

A Quick Introduction to KDE 3.2 Installation

  • FedoraNews: Krishnan Subramanian (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
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.

Review: Smoothwall Express 2.0 Final

  • OSnews (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Sco Launches New Site Following DDoS Attack

  • eWeek (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
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

Novell Launches New Certifications to Promote Linux Adoption

Ark Linux: Quite an eXPerience

"...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."

CLI for noobies: directory assistance, how may I help you?

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Proprietary RTOS vendor adds Linux host support to eclipse-based tool suite

  • LinuxDevices (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"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."

Action course on open source

  • The Australian (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"[Australia] NSW commerce and IT minister John Della Bosca will use a policy and administrative bulldozer, rather than legislation, to create a "level playing field" for adopting open source software"

For Clark , Open Source Is Product Of Compressed Schedule

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 1:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
" The Democratic presidential candidate's tech staff says it embraced open-source systems partly because of Clark's late entry into the race."

Eclipse tools consortium converts to non-profit corporation

"The Eclipse Board of Stewards announced that Eclipse has re-organized, changing from an industry consortium to a not-for-profit corporation with a full-time management organization. A board of directors will be formed to oversee and staff the management organization. The board expects to announce an Executive Director in the coming weeks. IBM originally founded and largely controlled Eclipse."

Linux beats a path to the datacenter

  • InfoWorld (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 1:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Linux 2.6 promises a lot. It will scale to larger systems with more memory and many more devices than its 2.4 predecessor. The operating system also supports more embedded processors than ever before. In short: The kernel is packed with more than enough features to make IT shops take notice."

Novell Launches New Linux Certifications

"Novell launched two new certification programs Monday to ensure that partners and customers can obtain the expertise necessary to support the company's Linux-based solutions."

Oracle cuddles up to Linux

SOFTWARE giant Oracle has revealed aggressive plans to use Linux throughout its organisation and is advising many of its customers to do the same. My friend, the MoT IT guy, says he wants to deploy Linux. From

E*trade Japan Builds New Linux-Based Trading System on BEA ...

  • Yahoo News (press release) (Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 1:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
"Adoption of Intel Architecture and BEA WebLogic JRockit Help Cut Hardware And Maintenance Costs by 20 Percent, Double System Performance, and 10 Times Cost-Effective"

MontaVista helps found, steer non-profit Eclipse corporation

MontaVista Software today announced that CEO Jim Ready will serve on the board of directors of the newly formed not-for-profit Eclipse corporation, of which MontaVista will be a founding "Strategic" member. Additionally, MontaVista is sponsoring and presenting a session at this week's "Eclipse.con" trade show in Anaheim, Calif.

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