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Linux kernel, Netscape affected by major zlib security vulnerability

Author: JT Smith - By Grant Gross - A buffer overflow vulnerability affecting the PPP code in the Linux kernel, Netscape and up to 20 packages in some Linux distributions has been found in the popular compression library zlib. The potential is for crackers to gain remote access to computer...
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The penguin on your desktop

Author: JT Smith CanadaComputes.com has an article on how the price of Windows may drive more users to Linux, with a Windows XP-loaded system $450 more than a system without it. "The changing circumstances of Linux for personal computers has as much to do with the goings on at 1 Microsoft Way as it...
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The Evolution continues

Author: JT Smith Joe Barr writes us about this story: http://www.linuxworld.com/site-stories/2002/0311.e volution.html. "A couple of weeks ago I wrote about moving from Sylpheed (a wonderful e-mail client) to Evolution. I promised then that I would follow up after I had had a chance to put a few...
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Air Force tells Microsoft to improve security, or else

Author: JT Smith USAToday.com has this story: "A top U.S. Air Force official has warned Microsoft to dramatically improve the security of its software or risk losing the Air Force as a customer. In an interview, Air Force chief information officer John Gilligan revealed he has met with senior...
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eCos vs. uClinux: Which is best for your embedded target?

Author: JT Smith Anonymous Reader writes, "In this article at LinuxDevices.com, Rob Wehrli compares eCos (Red Hat's "un-Linux" OS for devices and embedded systems) to uClinux (a version of Linux for MMU-less microprocessors), in terms of functionality, resource utilization, tools, and support, from...
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The General Public License: It's not just about Open Source

Author: JT Smith Builder.com offers a critique about the GPL. "Attorney David Loundy's clients never meant for their database to be free software or for its code to be open source. But when a database contractor used snippets of code copyrighted by the GNU General Public License (GPL), the clients...
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GTK+ user interface libraries, version 2.0

Author: JT Smith Anonymous Reader writes, "From Owen Taylor's release announcement: ' The GTK+ team is proud to announce the release of version 2.0 of the GTK+ widget toolkit and associated libraries (GLib, Pango, and ATK). The result of 3 years work with contributions from hundreds of volunteers...
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Carrier-Grade Linux site established

Author: JT Smith bryam writes , "From Sourceforge.NET Linux Kernel Foundry: The Carrier-Grade Linux site was established on March 8, 2002. Working groups (steering, advisory, and technical) have access to all the sourceforge facilities. Any technical contributors or developers are encouraged to...
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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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