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Mandrake asks for financial help

Author: JT Smith Mr. Lucian writes, "Mandrake currently seems to be bleeding money, Will they be the next Loki? Hopefully not, however: http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/mdkfuture.php3 They say the choice is ours."
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Lycoris Desktop/LX: New Linux distro for new Linux users

Author: JT Smith John Gowin tells us of his review of the new Lycoris Linux distribution: "At first I was a little confused. For starters, the plastic clamshell case containing the installation CD was eerily reminiscent of those awful AOL packages I get regularly in my mail. I was also expecting to...
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Debian: libapache-mod-ssl Advisory

Author: JT Smith Debian: "Ed Moyle recently found a buffer overflow in Apache-SSL and mod_ssl. With session caching enabled, mod_ssl will serialize SSL session variables to store them for later use. These variables were stored in a buffer of a fixed size without proper boundary checks. From:...
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Debian Security: DSA-119 ssh

Author: JT Smith Debian: "Joost Pol reports that OpenSSH versions 2.0 through 3.0.2 have an off-by-one bug in the channel allocation code. This vulnerability can be exploited by authenticated users to gain root privilege or by a malicious server exploiting a client with this bug." Read more here....
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Red Hat to support PowerPC, AltiVec

Author: JT Smith MacCentral: "Red Hat Inc. today announced an agreement with semiconductor maker Motorola Inc. which it promises will bring "a complete [Linux] toolchain" for the PowerPC instruction set architecture with full support for Motorola's AltiVec technology." Read more here. Category:...
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Linux-based PDAs begin to emerge

Author: JT Smith NetworkWorldFusion reports that "Linux is making inroads into the personal digital assistant market with a number of handheld companies announcing support for the open source operating system."
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Apple's OS X: What Linux wants to be?

Author: JT Smith osOpinion: "While OS X may have ease-of-use advantages over Linux, for the most part the two operating systems do not compete in the same sector, Aberdeen Group platform and servers analyst Bill Claybrook told NewsFactor." Read the story here. Category: Unix
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Woody XFS Net install CD image

Author: JT Smith Debian Planet: "Eduard Bloch, maintainer of the bf2.4 kernel-image, has done some magic and cooked up XFS install disks and some Net install ISOs.You can get them here." Read the full discussion here. Category: Linux
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Loki aftermath looks bad

Author: JT Smith Slashdot: "Things look mighty bad for Loki employees. From this article it appears that some of them haven't seen a paycheck since late 2000. Perhaps the most telling part of the article is contained in a parenthetical near the bottom of the page: 'A single employee is listed in...
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HP urges Linux support for research

Author: JT Smith Internet.com reports that "Palo Alto, Calif.'s Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HWP) Monday said it has put the finishing touches on the forging of a worldwide consortium whose focus is on the formation of Linux-based Intel Itanium applications for academic, government and industrial...
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