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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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$149 Linux PDA begins shipping

Author: JT Smith Anonymous Reader writes, "According to this article at LinuxDevices.com, Empower Technologies has just begun shipping the PowerPlay V, a new $149 Linux-based PDA with the look and feel of a Palm Vx."
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GPLed software development kit for SM2496 Visor Module released

Author: JT Smith Brian Lane writes: "First a disclaimer, I am lead programmer for Shine Micro, maker of the SM2496 Handspring Visor DSP module. So what I say may all be an undisguised marketing ploy (it is!)" Last Friday I released v1.11 of the SM2496 Software Development Kit under the GPL v2.0...
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Mozilla 0.9.9 released

Author: JT Smith Andrew Stegmaier writes, "Mozilla 0.9.9 was released today. New features include SOAP support, a new 'Page Info' dialogue, TrueType fonts under most Unixes, and new a way to disable unrequested pop-up windows. According to the development roadmap, this is the last planned release...
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