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Mozilla Backup 1.3a Released

Pavel Cvrcek (a member of CZilla team) wrote in to tell us that he has released Mozilla Backup 1.3a. This latest release automatically detects external profiles and adds better support for Mozilla Firefox 0.8 and Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5.

Trustix alert: nfs-utils

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 6, 2004 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Trustix
Certain incorrect DNS setups would cause rpc.mountd to crash, resulting in a remote DoS of the DNS client at mount time.

Red Hat registers 3.8 million shares

  • Raleigh Triangle Business Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 6, 2004 7:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday for the sale of 3.98 million shares of stock. Red Hat will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares.

IXP425-based SBC runs Linux, targets networking apps

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 6, 2004 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Gateworks Corp. has released a single-board computer (SBC) based on Intel's IXP425 network processor. The company is aiming the Avila Network Platform at wired and wireless network routers, bridges, and access point applications, and is providing Linux support.

Patent Central to Microsoft Case Invalidated

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated a claim to Web browser technology central to a case against Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , a move that could spare the software giant from paying more than half a billion dollars in damages, according to documents obtained on Friday.

Embedded Linux RTOS, database vendors partner on dev kit

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In-memory database vendor McObject and embedded Linux OS and tools provider Sysgo have partnered on a development package targeting data-intensive industrial applications. The package includes McObject's eXtremeDB database for x86, reference applications, and Sysgo's ELinOS Basic Toolbox.

Migrating to Linux kernel 2.6 -- Part 4: Migrating custom Linux installations to 2.6

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 1:40 PM EDT)
Foreword -- This whitepaper provides an overview of the types of changes that you may need to make to a customized or specialized Linux installation in order to use it with the Linux 2.6 kernel, building upon the configuration file and administrative updates that were touched upon in the third

Free VoIP/videoconferencing app achieves first major release, accepts donations

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 11:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story has released a 1.0 version of its H.323 compatible videoconferencing and VOIP/IP-telephony application, following three years of development. In conjunction with its first major release number, the organization has begun accepting donations. GnomeMeeting 1.0 enables audio and video calls to remote users with H.323 hardware or software, such as Microsoft Netmeeting.

New mailing list: fedora-selinux

The list is for users and developers posting bug reports, avc messages, support questions & answers, patches etc.

From code war to Cold War

  • BBC News (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 9:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Despite claims by some - most notably SCO's CEO Darl McBride - that free software is some sort of communistic plot against America, open, collaborative programming on the basis of shared code is closer in spirit to the US political system. It even supports a free market economy where consumer choice is based on full information about competing suppliers.

Brazil loves Linux - true

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 9:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Brazil is the world's most enthusiastic exponent of open source software, a BBC report reveals. And, if the Latin-American love affair with Linux continues, a third of machines there may soon run non-MS OSes.

2nd International Linux Audio Conference

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 8:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
Conference set for end of April in Germany. Notable developers from around the world will present free/libre and open-source software from diverse areas, including hard-disk recording, software sound synthesis, sampling and score editing. Several concerts and a sound installation will demonstrate how this software can be used for composition and production.

Extending Linux desktop the with business intelligence

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So shouldn't an organization making a transformation with business intelligence software to gain ROI look at reducing reducing the cost of their software infrastructure with Linux? That is exactly what business intelligence software providers are betting on.

OpenPKG Alert: OpenPKG Security Advisory (libxml)

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 8:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: OpenPKG
A flaw in the HTTP and FTP client sub-library of libxml2 [0] found by Yuuichi Teranishi can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow if passed a very long URL [1]. This could be used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the host computer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2004-0110 [2] to the problem.

Linux digital camera compatibility is no longer an issue

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 7:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I just bought a new digital camera, and before I bought it I didn't bother to check whether it was a Linux-compatible model. I didn't care. I knew that I would have no trouble getting its output into my computer with a USB cardreader. USB cardreaders have effectively made almost all digital cameras Linux-compatible.

Fedora alert: mailman 2.1.4 available

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Fedora
A cross-site scripting bug in the 'create' CGI script affects versions of Mailman 2.1 before 2.1.3. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CAN-2003-0992 to this issue.

Arkateq commits to Linux training

  • ITWeb (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Arkateq is a company committed to open source and specifically the benefits involved in implementing Linux solutions correctly... Arkateq has committed itself to its customers which include the Computer Society of South Africa, Department of Defence, CSIR and ERA Properties, to name a few. This commitment involves supplying solutions as well as knowledge and with the start of monthly training sessions, has now been formalised.

Off The Shelf And Onto Your Lap(top)

  • LinuxPlanet.cp, (Posted by dave on Mar 5, 2004 7:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Overall, I think the LinuxCertified laptop met its goals admirably. Not having to load and troubleshoot the installation, alone makes the base price of $1399 a real Linux bargain.

Announcing Fedora Core 1 for AMD64

Red Hat, Inc. and the Fedora Project today announced the availability of a port of Fedora Core 1 to AMD64 - the first 64-bit port of a Fedora Project core release.

MandrakeSoft files bankruptcy exit plan

In an email sent today to shareholders, and following recent good financial news, Mandrakesoft announced the filing in January of a plan to exit the Chapter-11 like protection status. The company also announced that the company's stock will resume trading on Euronext on next monday (March 8th).

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