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Open Source flaw threatens MS code

Author: JT Smith ZDNet story: "A security flaw in open-source software used by Linux and Unix systems for compression may affect some Microsoft products that also use the code ... A flaw in the zlib software-compression library could leave much of the systems based on the open-source operating...
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Back Orifice for Unix flaw emerges from obscurity

Author: JT Smith From The Register: "A vulnerability involving an obscure UDP protocol might permits crackers to obtain remote control of Unix workstations, security experts have warned. Security firm ProCheckUp has issued an advisory warning that anonymous XDMCP connections allow remote attackers...
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Note-it Mozilla sidebar tab updated

Author: JT Smith From LinuxPR: LiveSidebar is proud to announce the new version of the Note-it, our Post-it style tab - an application for Mozilla's My Sidebar. As the traditional Post-it, the Note-it is intended at quick annotations but with an advantage, it is integrated with the browser. The...
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Analysts: Security flaws won't undermine Linux

Author: JT Smith ComputerWorld .com has a story talking about two recent security vulnerabilities related to Linux. Analysts and corporate IT types say the security issues don't change their minds about the general security of Linux. One manager of network services said "he found the Linux...
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Bynari provides Exchange emulator for backend Linux systems

Author: JT Smith LinuxPlanet has the review: "Bynari software's new InsightConnector is a Windows-side utility that does the magic necessary to enable any IMAP4 (Internet Mail Access Protocol, Version 4) mail server to look and work like an Exchange mail server, supporting Outlook email,...
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Darwin Streaming Server beats Real, Windows Media

Author: JT Smith Slashdot readers discuss a shootout at NetworkComputing.com comparing free, Open Source Darwin Streaming Server to Real and Windows Media. The Slashdot intro says Darwin Streaming Server "edged out costly and closed source Windows Media & RealVideo streaming systems. Well, it...
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New configuration management system

Author: JT Smith From Avogato: "Apparently Compaq/Digital have been working on something called Vesta, a configuration management system, for about 10 years. It's been ported to Linux and LGPL'd. It's quite a bit different from CVS/etc." Category: Linux
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Interview: Miguel de Icaza on just about everything

Author: JT Smith Anonymous Reader writes "In a long interview, Miguel de Icaza discusses everything from why he thinks .NET is a good idea to the reason .GNU and Mono are at odds to the importance of Linux in third-world countries (and the future of Linux in general) to what makes programmers tick...
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The myth of Open Source security revisited v2.0

Author: JT Smith From Earthweb Networking and Communications: "This article is a followup to an article entitled The Myth of Open Source Security Revisited. The original article tackled the common misconception amongst users of Open Source Software(OSS) that OSS is a panacea when it comes to...
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iCanProgram online Linux Programming courses offered

Author: JT Smith Bob Findlay writes "Back in December iCanProgram.com announced that it would be offering its online "Introduction to Linux Programming" courses without fees in return for a voluntary donation to Cancer Research by the participants. These donations were made in memory of one of...
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