|Linux Kernel 2.2.21-pre1 Patch Available Posted Sunday, December 30, 2001 @ 6:15 PM by mayhem|
|You can download the 2.2.21-pre1 patch in either gz or bz2, changlog: |
o Fix potential corruption with vmalloc on (Ralf Baechle)
|Slashdot: A Newbie's Guide To A Lo-Fat Linux Desktop Posted Sunday, December 30, 2001 @ 3:33 AM by mayhem|
|"This article is what I needed a few years ago, when I first started playing with Linux. It's about building a fast and usable desktop using software that doesn't need a squillion horsepower." Good article if you are putting together an older machine to run as a dedicated box, or what to cobble together a terminal with spare parts.|
|PHP 4.1.1 Released! Posted Sunday, December 30, 2001 @ 3:30 AM by mayhem|
|"Due to a few bugs in PHP 4.1.0, we decided to release PHP 4.1.1. The bugs that were fixed are not major ones but minor ones, which could be annoying if you get bitten by them. |
Our recommendation is that people who already upgraded to PHP 4.1.0 do not need to upgrade to PHP 4.1.1 unless they're experiencing one of the described bugs. Read the full release announcement. Windows binaries will be available later." - www.php.net.
|10 Linux predictions for 2002 Posted Friday, December 28, 2001 @ 3:34 PM by mayhem|
|Once again Joe Barr has released his 10 Linux predictions for next year (2002). In short form they are as follows: |
|ROCK Linux 1.5.12 (Development) Released Posted Friday, December 28, 2001 @ 3:24 PM by mayhem|
|ROCK Linux announces the release of version 1.5.12 (DEV). This release is based on the Linux Kernel 2.4.14, glibc 2.2.4, binutils 18.104.22.168.10 and gcc 2.95.3. A list of download sites is available at http://www.rocklinux.org/getting.html. Changelogs are at http://www.rocklinux.org/changelog/. For documentation and information about ROCK Linux, please visit the ROCK website http://www.rocklinux.org/.|
|Slashdot: Interview With Kernel Hacker Dave Jones Posted Friday, December 28, 2001 @ 1:04 PM by mayhem|
|Kerneltrap has recently interviewed Dave Jones who currently lives in London, employed by SuSE as a Linux kernel hacker. In the past six months since he graduated from the University of Glamorgan he has gotten involved in an impressive range of kernel related projects, including Powertweak, x86info, OProfile and the Kernel Janitors Project. Additionally, he maintains a -dj patch for the 2.5 development kernel, helping to sync it with the stable 2.4 kernel as well as offering increased stability.|
|Linux Kernel 2.5.2-pre3 Patch Available Posted Friday, December 28, 2001 @ 12:56 PM by mayhem|
|You can download the 2.5.2-pre3 Kernel patch from here, changelog: |
|Window Maker 0.80 Released Posted Friday, December 28, 2001 @ 12:53 AM by mayhem|
|Window Maker 0.80.0 has been released. Along with the usual bug fixes, which were enough by themselves to guarantee a new release, this release brings lots of new features. The most important and visible one is the ability to share appicons between applications of the same class, which is better implemented now than anytime in the past. Another new feature is the ability of the Dock/Clip to steal appicons of applications started by other means (main menu, terminal) and attach them, if there is a similar appicon docked and not running. All this functionality as well as the other features not described here for brevity's sake are described in detail in the NEWS file.|
|Linux Kernel Patch 2.4.18-pre1 Available Posted Thursday, December 27, 2001 @ 1:40 PM by mayhem|
|You can download the 2.4.18-pre1 Kernel patch from here, changelog: |
|Linux Kernel 2.5.2-pre2 Available Posted Wednesday, December 26, 2001 @ 5:11 PM by mayhem|
|You can download 2.5.2-pre2 from here, changelog: |
|MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR Posted Sunday, December 23, 2001 @ 5:36 PM by mayhem|
|Both Ben and Myself (Martin) would like to take this chance to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, take it easy and have a great time this holiday season. We will both be rather busy over this next week (or so) with family commitments, New Years celebrations, Ben's 18th birthday and my 21st birthday. |
We should be back early in 2002 and you can look forward to some more great product reviews and updated content.
|Newsforge: Roaming With Your Linux Laptop: Using QuickSwitch Posted Sunday, December 23, 2001 @ 5:24 PM by mayhem|
|- By Mohit Muthanna - |
Most Linux laptop users don't leave home without their trusted sword. They use it at home, at work, at client sites and on the bus. A problem while moving around with these laptops is profile management; having to change IP addresses, DNS addresses, gateways, proxy servers, etc., every time one changes his location is simply a pain. Most people a trouble remembering what files to edit, or just typing in the new addresses all the time. I had this problem, and most of the utilities available on the net were incomplete, limited, or just did not do what I want.
More information available here.
|Net-Security: Starting Points Of A Secure Linux System Posted Sunday, December 23, 2001 @ 5:20 PM by mayhem|
|www.net-security.org have an article on securing your Linux machine which can be found here. It details everything from partitioning to logging and encryption and is definately recommended for anyone looking at tightening the security on their Linux client/server.|
|Mozilla 0.9.7 Released Posted Sunday, December 23, 2001 @ 5:13 PM by mayhem|
|The latest version of the Mozilla browser has just been released, 0.9.7, with many updates and fixes, including: |
More information available on the Mozilla 0.9.7 release page here.
|Linux Kernel 2.4.17 Released Posted Saturday, December 22, 2001 @ 12:51 PM by mayhem|
|You can download 2.4.17 from here, changelog: |
|Is Distributed Computing A Crime? Posted Friday, December 21, 2001 @ 6:36 PM by mayhem|
|A computer network administrator faces multiple felony charges and years in a Georgia prison for allegedly installing Distributed.net clients without permission. Prosecutors say its justice, others aren't so sure.. more information at securityfocus.com. |
Speaking from experience some of you may remember a virus not so long ago that spread a distributed.net client around, my old work (internet cafe) was struck by this virus and from that I would say that without permission in some circumstances it is most definately a crime. Have your say in our forums.
|Slashdot: Microsoft Starts Legal Fight Over Lindows Name Posted Friday, December 21, 2001 @ 3:00 PM by mayhem|
|Whether or not Lindows is real, this article on CNET News.com indicates that Microsoft intends to sue them into oblivion. Looks like supression remains the best way to promote innovation. Some of you may remember that MS originally had great difficulty obtaining a trademark for the generic term 'Windows' but was eventually able to pay off those who had filed letters of protest to the granting of the mark including Sun, Oracle, and Borland. As a trademark lawyer I (unhappily) have to admit that Lindows probably has a weak case. Of course it's never too late to bring a cancellation action based on genericide ;-)|
|The LWN 2001 Linux Timeline Posted Friday, December 21, 2001 @ 2:58 PM by mayhem|
|2001 was yet another interesting year for the Linux community. The bubble economy was long past, and reality caught up with most Linux companies. Some did not survive, and most of the rest are smaller and far more careful. But Linux is stronger than ever, and continues to grow. |
One again, LWN has put together an annual timeline listing the highlights of the year. This is the alpha version of the 2001 timeline. There are certainly important things we have missed; if you notice one of them, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get it in.
More information available at www.lwn.net.
|Linux Kernel 2.5.2-pre1 Available Posted Friday, December 21, 2001 @ 8:43 AM by mayhem|
|You can download 2.5.2-pre1 from here, changelog: |
|Slashdot: IBM Builds A Limited Quantum Computer Posted Thursday, December 20, 2001 @ 7:09 PM by mayhem|
|IBM has announced and Yahoo has noted that the first working implementation of Shor's factoring algorithm. Using NMR techniques they built a seven-qubit quantum computer and factored the number 15 into the factors 3 and 5. This is by far the most complicated quantum computation ever done. It's quite an amazing feat--many people thought quantum computing was just a theoretical curiosity and Shor's algorithm could never be implemented in practice.|
|Linuxnews: Enabling NTFS in Redhat 7.2 Posted Thursday, December 20, 2001 @ 7:07 PM by mayhem|
|As many RedHatters know NTFS support does not come default in the RH distro. As well as setting up support for NTFS can be very tricky and time consuming. We have a step by step tutorial on how to get you up and going. Check it out at... |
Remember if you have any questions you can join the forums for free and ask the author himself! :)
|Slashdot: Tom's Hardware: Win, Lose or Ti - 21 GeForce Titan Tests Posted Thursday, December 20, 2001 @ 1:37 AM by mayhem|
|Got a huge wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket? Why not spend it on a fancy new video card... Uncle Tom has reviewed 21 different cards so you can make a well educated decision. This is by far the most best Geforce comparison out there. A definate read for all you hardcore graphics guys.|
|Newsforge: Mandrake 8.1 easier than Win-XP Posted Thursday, December 20, 2001 @ 12:03 AM by mayhem|
|- By Thomas C. Greene of The Register - |
Windows addicts curious to see how the other half lives but wary of the installation challenges Linux is supposed to present will find Mandrake 8.1 considerably easier to install and configure than Win-XP. It's quite nearly Harry Homeowner-proof.
Ready for some cultural tourism? No need to hesitate; the Pro package sells for a mere $70.00, compared with XP's $300, so it's hardly a major investment even if you should run home to Redmond in the end.
More information available here.
|Submit News Features Fixed Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2001 @ 3:44 PM by mayhem|
|Finally the Submit News feature is working again, it may require a little tweaking to get it the way we want it but at least we can now receive any submitted news. Sorry those people who submitted news recently, we only received empty posts due to the error, please feel free to submit your news again for posting. |
You can now include your email address in submissions, this could also be a URL to your own website if you prefer.
|Red Hat Reports Fiscal Third Quarter Results Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2001 @ 2:53 PM by mayhem|
|Press Release -- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--Dec. 18, 2001-- Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT) , the global leader in Linux and open source solutions, today reported an adjusted net income of $1,300,000, or $0.01 per share, excluding amortization of goodwill and stock based compensation and restructuring charges, for the third quarter of fiscal 2002, compared to an adjusted net loss of $100,000, or break even per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2002. |
The company reported revenue of $21.5 million for the third quarter ended November 30, 2001, an increase of 2% over the second quarter of fiscal 2002.
More information available in this story.
|Linux Kernel 2.4.17-rc2 Available Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2001 @ 2:46 PM by mayhem|
|You can now download 2.4.17-rc2 in gz format here or in bz2 format here, changelog: |
|Slashdot: Intel Releases Open-Source Stereoscopic Software Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2001 @ 12:49 PM by mayhem|
|Intel has released a software library that allows computers to "see" in 3D. The library is available for Windows and Linux, under a BSDish license. Possible early applications include lipreading input. Check out the CNN Story, Intel Press Release, and project home page.|
|Slashdot: Perception of Linux Among IT Undergrads Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2001 @ 12:47 PM by mayhem|
|The Linux Journal has a story on IT students and their perception of Linux. One of the funnier myths perceived to be true is that 'Microsoft's technical support is the best in the industry and is superior to that offered by the Linux community.' It just goes to show how little real world experience students have. It's a bit disturbing considering they will be the next generation of technology workers.|
|Kernel.org Temporarily Down Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2001 @ 12:39 PM by mayhem|
|Anyone trying to download from www.kernel.org will notice that it is currently down due to some hardware failure, you can still access the content from one of the many mirrors that are available.|
|Slashdot: KOffice 1.1.1 Ships Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2001 @ 11:24 PM by mayhem|
|The KOffice team has announced the release of KOffice 1.1.1. It's mainly a performance, printing fixes (particularly in KWord) and stability release, but see the ChangeLog for the full scoop. Lots of binary packages are listed in the announcement this time. The dot is suggesting this might be the last KOffice release before KDE 3.0, which is almost on track for a late-February stable release (the first beta is being released this week).|
|Linux Development Kernel 2.5.1 Released Posted Monday, December 17, 2001 @ 1:27 PM by mayhem|
|You can now download the 2.5.1 Development Kernel from here (tarball), changelog: |
|Slashdot: What's up with Lindows? Posted Sunday, December 16, 2001 @ 3:39 AM by mayhem|
|In this editorial at DesktopLinux.com, commentator Malcolm Dean questions whether Lindows is any sort of linux at all, and suggests that the world might actually be better off without yet another proprietary/commercial Windows wannabe (that runs Windows apps, no less). Dean asks how it is possible that, as Lindows.com founder Michael Robertson manages to claims in his latest newsletter, Lindows' ten million lines of code include a Windows Compatibility Module that somehow works better than anything else available today. "Has Mr. Robertson's team accomplished in a few months what took WINE years?" Where is the substance to back the hype? Besides, what if Lindows does succeed: do we really want to perpetuate the use of Windows software on a linux platform?|
|Linux Kernel 2.4.17-rc1 Available Posted Friday, December 14, 2001 @ 12:46 PM by mayhem|
|The first Release Candidate code for 2.4.17 is now available for download from here, changlog: |
|Linux Kernel 2.5.1-pre11 Released Posted Friday, December 14, 2001 @ 12:29 AM by mayhem|
|You can download 2.5.1-pre11 from here, changelog: |
|Slashdot: Athlon MP Reviewed Posted Thursday, December 13, 2001 @ 12:37 AM by mayhem|
|At The Tech Report, there's a review of AMD's latest multiprocessor chip, the Athlon MP 1900+. Watching this thing smoke through Linux kernel complies is a beautiful thing. Combined with AMD's new 760MPX chipset, these chips could help usher in a new era of cheap dual-processor desktop systems.|
|KDE.NEWS: Free Software Magazine Launches Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2001 @ 11:09 PM by mayhem|
|Hong Feng, apparently a former chief editor with O'Reilly & Associates in Beijing, is preparing the first issue of the Free Software Magazine, a periodical intended to be by and for free software hackers. He is looking for some contributors to the inaugural issue (slated for January 2002) who can write on KDE development and/or Qt/Embedded development (hmmm, an article about Konqueror Embedded or KDevelop with its new cross-compiling support sounds like a sweet fit). A number of articles appear to be in the queue already, and a preface by RMS is already online. Guidelines are available here. Noteworthy are that you can base a submission on something previously published, so long as you (or someone submitting with you) retain the copyright, and that the submission should be under some Open Publication license. The deadline for submissions is December 20, so now's the time to get involved.|
|LinuxToday Community: Linux Charity Christmas Party Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2001 @ 10:58 PM by mayhem|
|There will be a Linux charity Christmas Party next week in Toronto, Canada. |
Location: Swiss Chalet, Front Street, Toronto (a short walk west of Union Station)
Date: Monday, December 17, 2001
Charity: CHUM-CITY Christmas Wish
Details are at: http://www.vaxxine.com/pegasoft/xmas.html
Give a kid a Christmas!
|Linux Kernel 2.5.1-pre10 Released Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2001 @ 10:40 PM by mayhem|
|You can download 2.5.1-pre10 from here, changelog: |
|LinuxSecurity: New Vulnerability in OpenSSH Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2001 @ 10:53 PM by mayhem|
|O'Reilly Network |
Posted By: Dave Wreski
A new vulnerability in OpenSSH can, under some circumstances, be exploited by a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the root user. Exploiting this vulnerability requires that the "UseLogin" option be enabled, which most systems do not configure in the default installation. The vulnerability affects OpenSSH versions earlier than 3.0.2.
Users should upgrade their OpenSSH packages to version 3.0.2 or newer as soon as possible. Systems configured with the "UseLogin" option enabled should disable this option until OpenSSH has been upgraded.
Click here to go to this article.
|Linux Kernel 2.5.1-pre9 Released Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2001 @ 10:46 PM by mayhem|
|You can download 2.5.1-pre9 from here, changelog: |
|Linux Kernel 2.4.17-pre8 Released Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2001 @ 2:49 PM by mayhem|
|You can download the 2.4.17-pre8 patch from here, changelog: |
|Linux Kernel Updates Posted Monday, December 10, 2001 @ 1:28 PM by mayhem|
|You can download the 2.4.17-pre7 patch from here, changelog: |
pre7:You can download the 2.5.1-pre8 patch from here, changelog:
|Linux Kernel Updates Posted Saturday, December 8, 2001 @ 6:56 PM by mayhem|
|You can download the 2.4.17-pre6 patch from here, changelog: |
pre6:You can download the 2.5.1-pre7 patch from here, changelog:
|Linux Kernel 2.5.1-pre6 Released Posted Friday, December 7, 2001 @ 5:34 PM by mayhem|
|Download from here, changelog: |
|Linux Kernel 2.4.17-pre5 Released Posted Friday, December 7, 2001 @ 6:34 AM by mayhem|
|You can download it from here, changelog: |
|Linux Kernel 2.4.17-pre4 Released Posted Thursday, December 6, 2001 @ 4:06 PM by mayhem|
|You can download it from here, changelog follows: |
|Unofficial OpenBSD 3.0 CD Images Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2001 @ 6:28 PM by mayhem|
|For those of you that are looking for OpenBSD 3.0 CD ISO Images you can download them from http://dragon.ruuter.ee/soft/bsd/openbsd/, these are NOT the official images. There is a total of 3 CDS (Base, Packages and Packages2) to download, totalling just over 1GB. |
"ftp.fsn.hu's unofficial OpenBSD CDs:
The images found in this directory are not the official CD images that can be ordered on www.openbsd.org/orders.html. If there's any problem with the image please mail the iso image maintainer about it, and not the OpenBSD project. Also, if you like OpenBSD please consider buying one of the official CDs which help fund the OpenBSD project.
The OpenBSD CD images are maintained by email@example.com.
Please mail me for any suggestions or bugreports."
|LinuxToday: Mandrake Linux 8.1 for IA64 Is Available Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2001 @ 7:01 PM by mayhem|
|MandrakeSoft announces the immediate availability of Mandrake Linux 8.1 for Intel Itanium Architecture. The Itanium 64-bit architecture is a high-performance platform commonly used for servers and highly demanding business software, such as large database, ERM/CRM applications or advanced computing. |
More information available here.
|Slashdot: U.S. Playstation 2 Linux Hits the Streets. Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2001 @ 3:04 PM by mayhem|
|The U.S. version of Playstation 2 Linux is getting ready to hit the streets. Here is a review of the first public beta. It really looks sweet and comes with a lot of nice hardware. I can't wait for it to start selling -- finally I will have a legit reason to buy a PS2.|
|BSDToday: OpenBSD 3.0 Officially Released Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2001 @ 3:03 PM by mayhem|
|The OpenBSD officially announced their release of OpenBSD 3.0 on Saturday. XFree86 is now at version 4.1.0, perl is 5.6.1 and sendmail at 8.12.1. This tenth release available on CD, includes several improvements and new features, such as: |
More information available here.
|nVidia Releases New Linux Drivers Posted Monday, December 3, 2001 @ 12:57 AM by mayhem|
|Download the latest drivers from the nVidia Linux Drivers page. |
Release Highlights for 1.0-2313:
|Red Hat 7.2 Mini How-To Posted Sunday, December 2, 2001 @ 10:04 PM by mayhem|
|For those of you who want to setup Red Hat 7.2 with the new 2.4.x Kernel line then we have the how-to for you, fat tony has written a guide to cover just about every step of the process, from setting up the machine, configuring your firewall to setting up your client machines. You can view it here.|
|Linux Kernel Updates Released Posted Saturday, December 1, 2001 @ 12:24 PM by mayhem|
|Download 2.4.17-pre2 from here, changelog: |
pre2:Download 2.5.1-pre5 from here, changelog: