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The Debian security team has confirmed that last week's compromise was the result of an exploit using an integer overflow in the brk system call.
Steve Ballmer has started a new campaign to strengthen Microsoft's ties with governments and businesses on mainland China, in response to Sun's recent success with bringing the Linux-based Java Desktop System to the People's Republic.
The year's end is approaching, so it’s time to do the traditional combination of a retrospective and a look forward. Looking forward, what can we expect in 2004? Well, Linux Kernel 2.6 is the next big step for Linux. But what else can we expect? Martin C. Brown looks back first, then s...
A source is claiming SCO's next victim will be...Google. Our daily round-up of what's being said and written and thought about Linux around the globe, in newspapers, online communities, magazines, Web sites, newsletters, and journals.
Professor Eben Moglen, a legal historian and antitrust expert who has written extensively on the Microsoft antitrust case and is recognized internationally as a leading authority on computers and free expression, has written a paper raising serious questions about the SCO Group's legal...
Reports are circulating that the Israeli Ministry of Commerce has suspended all contracts with Microsoft, with Microsoft office being replaced by OpenOffice on the vast majority of its workstations.
George Staikos, KDE core developer and promoter, reports that at his KDE.org booth at last week's COMDEX, there was plenty of interest from a surprising quarter: he had regular visits from Microsoft employees. 'They wanted demos of KDE, to see how it works and what we have,' Staikos ex...
On Friday, November 21st, according to a report by at the main Web site of the Debian project, 'Some Debian servers were found to have been compromised.' Read the full details here. STOP PRESS: Release of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0r2, due this Friday, has been postponed until an examination ...
Our quest for predictions as to what 2004 holds in store for the Linux operating system has already been read by over 24,000 people – a figure that continues to grow hourly as members of the Linux community add their own - many and varied - suggestions. Join Florian Cramer, Matthew Joh...
News round-up of Linux developments, from Web sites, online communities, journals, newspapers, and magazines around the world.
Action against spam looks like it is on its way.
Red Hat's Fedora Project has run into some trouble. Seems that its attempt to trademark 'Fedora' is meeting with opposition from an unlikely direction: Cornell University.
LinuxWorld Magazine is in the process of collecting predictions about what will be happening with Linux in the upcoming year for an article to appear in our January issue. We're having such fun with it, we thought we'd share it with linuxworld.com readers and let you get in on the acti...
Novell has pushed back the delivery of Mono 1.0 by, oh, say, six months. Mono is the open source project to put .NET on Linux that was started by Ximian, now a Novell satellite, two years ago
Mark R. Hinkle, Linux.SYS-CON.com's Desktop Technologies Editor, muses on what his his ideal incarnation of a Linux desktop would be. Bruce Perens, whose idea it was, chips in with detailed comments.
Oracle Database 10g set a new world performance record this week with the first TPC-H one-terabyte benchmark on Linux.
A cluster of 256 Intel Xeon 3.06 GHz processors has just become the 'most super' supercomputer in the Army Research Laboratory. It even has a name, the 'Powell' cluster.
Linux, Linux, and more Linux - from online communities, Web sites, newspapers, magazines, and journals the world over. All the news that's fit to summarize, brought to you by the editors of LinuxWorld.com.
In a week when the Slashdot community has been especially active interacting with LinuxWorld's 'What Would UserLinux look Like?' item, James Turner interviews Rob Malda of Slashdot. Listen to the exclusive interview.
At COMDEX yesterday Scott McNealy announced a mega-deal between Sun and The China Standard Software Company to put the Java Desktop System on 'half a million to a million' desktops in the coming year...and on 500 million Chinese desktops ultimately.
The self-described 'Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project,' Richard Stallman, writes in a Letter to the Editors of Linux.SYS-CON.com that recent commentators could be right in saying that UserLinux is a step forward from today's commercial GNU/Linux distros, but denies that the developers...
It was a busy weekend in the Linux world, judging by this morning's round-up of Linux mentions in the world's newspapers, magazines, journals, and Web sites.
Red Hat has launched an educational program - SUSE LINUX is following suit.
Anyone worried that last week's subpoena of Linus Torvalds by SCO augured ill for the Finn need not worry: the Open Source Development Labs just announced that it will underwrite any legals costs he may incur.
A Japanese Web site is currently running an interview with serial entrepreneur Mitch Kapor in which he contends that the open source style of development is 'the only way to develop innovative applications today.'
According to a report in today's Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the Tokyo-based business daily, IBM, Hitachi, NEC, NTT, Fujitsu and Argo 21 are to form a group to commercially promote the Linux operating system in Japan.
'Is it too early to declare the software license dead?' asks one technology commentator rhetorically, while mulling over the phenomenon of Linux adoption in Thailand.
Linux.SYS-CON.com international advisory board member Brian Ferguson features in the current issue of Forbes Magazine, which mentions his article in Vol. 1 issue 2 declaring the SCO Group's case against IBM a long shot.
'Linux' is becoming the most popular 5-letter word in the technology lexicon since 'Xerox.' Here's what's being said in this week's analyses and commentaries, culled from the world's technology magazines and Web sites.
LinuxWorld Magazine international advisory board member Scott Handy, whose day job is being IBM's Linux strategy and marketing maven, featured prominently in this week's New York Times article about Linux.
New York based Xandros, Inc., has announced the release of the Xandros Desktop 2.0.
There will be a variety of Linux players in evidence at the 15th annual Supercomputing conference being held next week in Phoenix, AZ.
In a move that some Linux users are likening to the attempt – doomed to failure, it turned out – to build a Tower of Babel, open source activist Bruce Perens pledged himself this week to the creation of a new Linux distro: UserLinux.
According to Novell, it can be installed in as little as 30 minutes, it can help lower management costs, and can simplify the administration process of distributing software or updates. All while “significantly” lowering the cost of Linux ownership for enterprise customers. “It” is Xi...
Still in the news - day in, day out - the world's most talked-about and written-about OS: Linux.
A competition has recently come our way describing itself as the first of what is intended to become an annual series, a competition that will pay cash prizes to developers for the best additions to the an open source 'Business Integration Engine.'
The San Francisco-based company that produces the 'BitKeeper' configuration management system has just issued a news release detailing how the system - used by Linux developers including Linus Torvalds - recently helped avert a potentially embarrassing security breach in the Linux kern...
News round-up of Linux developments, from Web sites, journals, newspapers, and magazines around the world.
There has been a 'misunderstanding,' says Microsoft. It's not that Redmond doesn't like Linux especially, it just doesn't like ANY technology that isn't Windows.
The infamous SCO Group is being provocative again. It wrote the SEC to tell the agency about the $50 million investment it just got and in the short little filing it made the tantalizing statement that 'In the coming months, SCO intends to expand the licensing program to include migrat...


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