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Yellow Dog Linux Security Announcement

Author: JT Smith Yellow Dog Linux Security announces the perl package has an exploit made possible by incorrect assumptions made in suidperl. Category: Linux
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AOL kills MP3 search engine

Author: JT Smith America Online pulled the plug on an MP3 search engine Thursday, citing concerns that it aids "piracy," the Associated Press reports. Category: Open Source
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State Department bans MP3 downloads

Author: JT Smith The U.S. State Department has banned music downloads on employee computers, but not because of copyright concerns, ABC News reports.
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Intrinsyc, MontaVista team up for embedded Linux

Author: JT Smith The two companies will combine research, engineering and marketing expertise to meet a demand among equipment manufacturers for Linux-based embedded systems. The press release is at LinuxPR.
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Russian company wins patent for glass bottle

Author: JT Smith The Russian patent bureau has awarded a company there the legal rights for the glass beer bottle, according to the CBC. Intellekt, which now owns the patent, is demanding half a dozen Russian breweries pay up to 0.5 percent of their total income in royalties. Category:...
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How to get color charts and graphs in Linux

Author: JT Smith Linux Journal gives readers a how-to article on making pretty charts and graphs. Category: Linux
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The history of patents

Author: JT Smith Linux Journal columnist Doc Searls reviews the history of patents.
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Metro Link officers to speak at LinuxWorld Expo

Author: JT Smith CTO Garry Paxinos and Technical Director Stuart Anderson will speak Thursday about the advantages of using the X Window System in embedded systems, according to LinuxPR.
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Mysterious Nitrozac to appear at Linux World

Author: JT Smith The cartoonist and partner Snaggy, of After Y2K fame, are signing posters at the Compaq booth at Linux World, according to LinuxPR. Check out their Joy of Tech in NewsForge, too!
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Could a virus make you fat?

Author: JT Smith No, the cold virus, not a computer virus, according to BBC Tech. Animal experiments suggest a virus that causes cold-like symptoms interferes with the normal process of absorbing food energy and converts it into fat. Category: Management
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