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Trevor Warren trevor.w@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Mon Apr 19 08:54:58 IST 2004

>> Tech News

BayStar pulling out $20m investment in SCO Group; PIPE deal falling
Friday April 16, 2004 (07:55 PM GMT)      Topics: News and Trends
By: Chris Preimesberger

A major investor in The SCO Group wants out of its financial
relationship immediately. BayStar Capital, the Larkspur, Calif.-based
investment firm which funded $20 million of a $50 million cash infusion
to SCO Group only last October, has notified SCO Group by letter that it
wants to cash out of the deal and redeem its 20,000 shares of Series A-1
Convertible Preferred Stock in the Unix sales and service firm


>> Advisories

Linux Advisory Watch - April 16, 2004
By: Benjamin D. Thomas
Topics: Linux Advisory Watch

This week, advisories were released for apache, the Linux kernel, mysql,
xonix, ssmtp, openoffice, squid, cvs, Heimdal, iproute, pwlib, scorched,
tcpdump, cadaver, and mailman. The distributors include Conectiva,
Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Mandrake, Red Hat, and SuSE.


>> Geek Speak

CARP your way to high availability
Friday April 16, 2004 (12:00 PM GMT)      Topics: Open Source , Software , Management and Administration ,
Networking and Connectivity
By: Sunny Raspet

You're putting out system management fires, with five SSH sessions open
on your desktop. The mail server needs a restart after that kernel
patch, so you su to root and type reboot. Just as the connection closes,
your brain catches up with your fingertips. The mail server's still up
-- the system you rebooted was the firewall at the site 200 miles away.
The firewall on which 50 users rely. The firewall that refuses to reboot
without a cold reset. What do you do? 


>> Geek Speak

Why Python is tightening its enterprise grip
Thursday April 15, 2004 - [ 08:38 PM GMT ]   Topics: Python , Programming
By: Vance McCarthy

Pages:< 1 | 2 >

Editor's note:: Because Sun Microsystems and Microsoft are making news
as newfound "partners" and both will be embracing scripting languages in
Web services run by Java and .NET, the open source Python suddenly takes
on added strategic significance. Our colleague at Open Enterprise Trends
spoke with Alex Martelli, author of two O'Reilly Associates books on
Python in the enterprise -- "Python in a Nutshell" and "Python

>> Tech News

IBM pact with NISG for e-governance in India

NT Bureau
Chennai, Apr 17:

        The National Institute of Smart Government (NISG) and IBM India
have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that marks the beginning
of a relationship promoting e-governance at the national level.
According to a press release, the MoU represents a significant
initiative that will help India to develop different e-government
applications using open standards and IBM's e-Governance Frameworks. 

>> Tech News

Langa Letter: Linux's Achilles' Heel   April 18, 2004  	 		New Linux distros still fail a task that Windows 95 -- yes, 95! --
easily handles, namely working with mainstream sound cards. That sends
the cost of commercial, paid versions of Linux dramatically higher.
By Fred Langa 


>> Geek Speak

April 16, 2004
Multiple Linux Flaws Reported
By Ryan Naraine

Security researchers are warning of a buffer overflow security flaw in
the Linux kernel that can be exploited to lead to privilege escalation


>> Geek Speak

 Ten from IBM -- Linux dev, packet capturing, Wine, databases, Python,
autonomic computing . . .  — IBM has published the following technical
articles, tutorials, and downloads on its developerWorks Website. They
cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical
topics. Some require free registration. Enjoy . . . 

>> Tech News

 Novell's Linux Gamble is Paying Off
  Posted by Eugenia Loli-Queru on 2004-04-17 21:40:54 UTC

Underscoring Novell's commitment to the Linux operating system, the
company's chief financial officer on Friday hinted at further
acquisitions. Joseph Tibbetts, pointing to Novell's purchase late last
year of two leading Linux companies -- Boston's Ximian and Germany's
SuSE -- said the networking giant is on its way to becoming the world's
leading Linux solutions provider. Elsewhere, alternative to Windows
should play to its own strengths, says Novell Linux guru.


>> Book Review

 Book explains Linux app development with GNOME 2 — No Starch Press and
the GNOME Foundation have released "The Official GNOME 2 Developers
Guide," the first English-language book about developing with GNOME 2.
The book addresses GLib, GTK, and the GNOME API's. A portion of proceeds
will be donated to the GNOME Foundation. ...


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