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Major security update for Netscape

Author: JT Smith

Netscape has a serious vulnerability in linux. Linux Weekly News has a series of links to get the patch in RPM format.

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  • Linux

MS using MainSoft Windows-to-Unix software

Author: JT Smith

The Register has an article with evidence Microsoft may be closer to supporting Linux, with the support of MainSoft software.

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  • Linux

IndyBox announces Debian 2.2 supported by RS2200

Author: JT Smith

LinuxPR announced that IndyBox will now be supporting Debian GNU/Linux on its RS2200 system.

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  • Linux

SGI, Enlighten Software offer systems management for Linux

Author: JT Smith

Enlighten Software Solutions, a provider of integrated system management software for Linux, Unix and Windows, and SGI, a provider of high-performance computing and advanced graphics solutions that enable customers to understand their toughest computing problems, have announced that SGI will offer system management solutions from Enlighten to all of its Linux and IRIX customers, according to LinuxPR.

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  • Linux

Linux developers go after desktop dominance

Author: JT Smith

Linux software developers strode toward desktop prominence this past week when they announced their intention to create a suite of products that would compete directly with Microsoft Office, the EE Times says in a review of LinuxWorld. “One of the big things that has held Linux back is that office applications have not been available on it,” said Laurie Balch, an analyst for Dataquest Inc.

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  • Linux

Linux prepares for embedded real-time use

Author: JT Smith

From the EE Times: Software suppliers at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo this past week rolled out products aimed at embedded applications ranging from set-top boxes to cellular phones to flight simulators. Their goal is to rival embedded OS vendors such as Wind River and QNX, while providing an alternative to thousands of engineers who now write proprietary embedded operating systems.

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  • Linux

And you thought this stuff was fake: Hulkster sues WCW

Author: JT Smith

Hulk Hogan has filed a defamation suit against the World Championship Wrestling, accusing the WCW’s creative director of berating him on national television after a ring appearance, The Associated Press
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According to the lawsuit, Hogan won the July 9 bout in Daytona Beach, Fla., by default when his opponent refused to wrestle, but the WCW’s Vince Russo followed Hogan from the ring, accused him of “playing politics.” Some have speculated that the lawsuit might be a publicity stunt, as part of a continuing story line in which the WCW has sought to eliminate older wrestlers.

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  • Management

IBM scraps Project Monterey for new Unix OS

Author: JT Smith

From Smart Partner: IBM is killing off Project Monterey, a joint venture with The Santa Cruz Operation, while giving birth to a new OS. AIX RL, a future Unix OS able to run on both Intel IA-64 and IBM’s own Power chip, will integrate Linux alongside some of the technologies from Monterey.

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  • Unix

AudioCodes selects Jungo’s GO-HotSwap for Linux/Windows

Author: JT Smith

Jungo Ltd. has announced that AudioCodes, a leading supplier of packet voice enabling technologies and components has selected its Go-HotSwap Operating System Extension to provide hot swapping capabilities for its TP-400 VoIP Communication board product, thus being the first to market with a fully hot-swappable cPCI communication board under Linux and Windows operating systems.

Gartner to music industry: Sell songs on the Internet

Author: JT Smith

The music industry had better change its tune and play to the Internet market one song at a time, the Gartner Group told NewsBytes Friday. What the major labels need, says Gartner, is a new digital distribution model for single-track purchases, using effective Digital Rights Management.