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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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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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