This year will see Linux finally crack the lucrative desktop market as more commercial software vendors tool up and cash in on the operating system and kernel developers improve graphical interface integration says cult hero and Linux founder Linus Torvalds. Computerworld's Rodney Gedda cornered the penguin power supremo at the Linux.Conf.au in Adelaide.
Computerworld: How do you feel Linux on the desktop is progressing?
Linus Torvalds: Last year was good but I'm seeing a lot more noise about it this year. The server space is easier to tackle first with any operating system as it can be applied to specific tasks such as mail serving; however, the desktop is harder to sell.
Thursday, January 15 2004 @ 08:51 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Dirk Mueller released KDE 3.1.5, the latest and final release in the KDE 3.1 series. The release was triggered by a security issue that was discovered in the VCF file information reader. The ChangeLog lists the other fixes contained in this release. KDE 3.2 is expected to be released early February.
Who's to say what was more uncivil about December's WSIS meeting in Geneva, Richard Stallman's sticking his tongue out when taking his security ID photo, or those who sought, and succeeded in, muddying the waters against official support of Open Source/Free Software?
Evan Leibovitch, president of the Linux Professional Institute, lets you decide, in his thought-provoking post-mortem of the December summit in Geneva.
If you haven't noticed, I've decided to crank out the new site, based on Geeklog. I was going to wait until I had the majority of the content I wanted from the old site was moved into the new site, but it was interferring with posting of new stories and new content. I believe that developing it over time will give me a little perspective on what was useful content, what was outdated and what was just a plain waste of time an effort to move over :)
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PHP patch quick but inadequate
Tuesday, May 05 1998 @ 09:22 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
The updates to PHP versions 5.3.12 and 5.4.2 released on Thursday do not fully resolve the vulnerability that was accidentally disclosed on Reddit, according to the discoverer of the flaw. The bug in the way CGI and PHP interact with each other leads to a situation where attackers can execute code on affected servers. The issue remained undiscovered for eight years.
Pexpect is a pure Python module that makes Python a better tool for controlling and automating other programs. Pexpect is similar to the Don Libes Expect system, but Pexpect as a different interface that is easier to understand.
It runs programs and watches output. When output matches a given pattern Pexpect can respond as if a human were typing responses.