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Red Hat alert: Updated sysstat packages fix security vulnerabilities

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 6:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Red Hat
Updated sysstat packages that fix various bugs and a minor security issue are now available.

Red Hat alert: Updated gdk-pixbuf packages fix denial of service vulnerability

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 6:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Red Hat
Updated gdk-pixbuf packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability that could affect applications such as Evolution are now available.

APC UPS management with apcupsd

  • FedoraNews: Andrew Newman (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 5:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
In this tutorial you will learn how to install and manage the apcupsd daemon to control your computer in the event of a power outage.

Review: LinuxCertified LC2430 laptop

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 5:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
My first impression when sitting down in front of the LinuxCertified LC2430 laptop for the first time was, "Wow, look at the size of that screen!" After a few weeks of testing, I found the LC2430 comes up big in just about every respect.

Installing an OpenLDAP server - Part II

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 5:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you've been following along with our LDAP series, then you should already understand the motivations for moving to LDAP, and you should already have an OpenLDAP server up and running (covered in Part I). This time, we'll discuss the LDAP data ...

SGI Unveils Support for up to 256 Processors on Systems Running on Single Linux Kernel

The record-breaking accomplishment is the end result of an international Altix beta program originally targeted to achieve just half the scalability of today's 256-processor milestone. With a commitment to continually support the market growth and scalability of Linux, SGI Altix systems are eclipsing the capabilities of competing systems from HP, IBM, and Sun while maintaining leadership performance on industry-standard benchmarks and customer applications.

Micheal Robertson Speaks on Microsoft's Attacks on

"After the revelation last week that Microsoft seems to be playing a role in funneling cash to SCO to attack Linux, it should be obvious to even the most casual observer that Microsoft will do anything to try to halt Linux."

Red Hat Embarks on World Tour with IBM and HP

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Red Hat, Inc. today announced a seven-city international tour to meet, educate, and present to customers and users around the world. The tour, sponsored by IBM and HP, will spotlight the worldwide momentum surrounding Linux and open source software. The tour stops in Tokyo, Brisbane, Sydney, Munich, London, Boston and Toronto.

Neoware Introduces Powerful New Linux-powered Thin Clients

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
These new Linux-powered thin clients are available immediately at prices beginning at $399, more than $100 below previous Linux-powered thin client appliances from Neoware.

Commentary: SCO's Tapestry of Lies

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
SCO management had a problem. Their quarterly financial report was going to show only twenty thousand dollars in income for their SCOSource licensing program. And so, in an announcement timed to distract people from the bad financial report, SCO announced two new lawsuits and license purchases from Computer Associates, Leggett and Platt, and EV1 Servers.

Mandrake security alert: Updated python packages fix buffer overflow vulnerability

A buffer overflow in python 2.2's getaddrinfo() function was discovered by Sebastian Schmidt.

Japanese Linux Distributor, IP Telecom, Joins OSDL

Developer of 'Nature's Linux' Operating System and Datacenter Management Solution to Work With OSDL in Advancing Linux in Japanese Markets

Debian alert: New python2.2 packages fix buffer overflow

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 10, 2004 3:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Debian
Sebastian Schmidt discovered a buffer overflow bug in Python's getaddrinfo function, which could allow an IPv6 address, supplied by a remote attacker via DNS, to overwrite memory on the stack.

Army to Gates: Halt the free software

Microsoft has been mailing free copies of its pricey Office productivity software to government employees, but CNET has learned that at least two federal agencies are warning recipients to return the gifts or risk violating federal ethics policies.

Networking improvements in the 2.6 kernel

The new Linux kernel includes support for and improvements in many areas of networking: from tunneling and better file security to encryption and privacy protection. This article covers how these improvements affect users even as they make Linux more secure and more enterprise-ready.

Plenty of Tips in the Jar

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 6:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Introducing, the newest section here at We're trying our best to make the resource that you come back to for everything you need to make your endeavors with Linux a success.

Motorola readies music-oriented Linux mobile phone

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 6:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Motorola has announced several new multimedia-enabled mobile phones supporting music and video playback, including one new device based on embedded Linux. The Linux-based Motorola E680 could see US distribution, making it the first of Motorola's Linux-based mobile phones available outside the far East.

Motorola licenses third-party USB network stack for Linux phones

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 5:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Motorola has licensed Belcarra's USBLAN networking technology for use in its Linux- and Java-based smartphones, Belcarra reports. USBLAN will enable Motorola's "mobile-PDA-MP3-embedded camera phones" to network with desktop computers running a variety of operating systems, according to Belcarra.

Debian Weekly News - March 9th, 2004

Welcome to this year's tenth issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Christoph Berg reported about a Knoppix based live CD including lots of the hamradio software Debian ships. Wichert Akkerman announced that the alioth service has been moved to a new server. Additionally, Ethan Sommer has set up a collection of Open Source advocacy papers.

Device Profile: Possio's PX30 hackable wireless router

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 9, 2004 12:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Possio PX30 is a programmable Linux-based wireless router featuring Bluetooth, OSGi (Open Services Gateway Initiative), and Java support. It is an open platform supported by a "Developer Zone" website, and it targets OSGi-enabled network edge devices that integrate diverse kinds of networks.

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