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Linux-Mandrake security update advisory

Author: JT Smith

Linux Today reports, there is a possible race condition in MandrakeUpdate that has the potential for users to tamper with
RPMs downloaded by MandrakeUpdate prior to them being installed.

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  • Linux

Houston Web users sue SBC

Author: JT Smith

The Associated Press reports, a group of Houston-area Internet users is suing SBC Communications
Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southwestern Bell, claiming the
telecommunications giant intentionally slows the speeds at which
customers can connect to the Internet.

Ex-Novell execs plan open-source NetWare

Author: JT Smith

InfoWorld.com reports, Timpanogas Research Group hopes to offer its NetWare-compatible OS to Novell customers in the second half of 2001, the company said in a statement.

WAP will survive, Nokia says

Author: JT Smith

According to this InfoWorld.com article, backers say wireless protocol will not be overtaken by 3G and GPRS.

Molecular computing breakthrough

Author: JT Smith

A team of U.C.L.A. chemists has taken a significant step toward building a new generation of molecular memory devices and computers,
which are far more powerful and consume less energy than today’s systems, reports The New York Times.

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  • Linux

Torvalds says new Linux coming soon

Author: JT Smith

A new version of the Linux computer operating system will be available
within the next two to three months, Linux movement founder Linus
Torvalds told the Wall Street Journal in an interview Friday.

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  • Linux

Ex-Oracle VP wins wrongful termination suit

Author: JT Smith

A former Oracle vice president has won a lawsuit against the database software giant for wrongful termination after she questioned whether Oracle unlawfully accessed software from rival SAP, reports CNET News.

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  • Linux

Mapletree announces universal access Mmdule

Author: JT Smith

Mapletree Networks today announced the MTN1048, a 48-port
network access module for telecommunications convergence applications it says provides four times the port density of its nearest competitor while consuming half the power reports The Boston Globe.

Unions prepare new proposal as negotiations continue

Author: JT Smith

According to the Bloomberg News, Verizon Communications and unions
negotiating with the company are preparing to discuss a new proposal drafted late Thursday night aimed at ending a strike that is stretching into its 13th-day, a union official said.

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  • Linux

Hacked websites ‘didn’t read the manual’

Author: JT Smith

Microsoft has blamed administrator error, rather than a bug in
its software, for leaving hundreds of websites running SQL server open to attack this week, according to this VNUNET article.