That's not quite the whole story, but welcome to Linux, the alternate operating system universe where I've been living for the past few months.
URLs longer than 4096 bytes would cause an overflow while using nanohttp in libxml2.
Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski of isec.pl discovered a critical security vulnerability in the memory management code of Linux inside the mremap(2) system call. Due to flushing the TLB (Translation Lookaside Buffer, an address cache) too early it is possible for an attacker to trigger a local root exploit.
Pavel Cvrcek (a member of CZilla team) wrote in to tell us that he has released Mozilla Backup 1.3a. This latest release automatically detects external profiles and adds better support for Mozilla Firefox 0.8 and Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5.
Certain incorrect DNS setups would cause rpc.mountd to crash, resulting in a remote DoS of the DNS client at mount time.
Red Hat filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday for the sale of 3.98 million shares of stock. Red Hat will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares.
Gateworks Corp. has released a single-board computer (SBC) based on Intel's IXP425 network processor. The company is aiming the Avila Network Platform at wired and wireless network routers, bridges, and access point applications, and is providing Linux support.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated a claim to Web browser technology central to a case against Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , a move that could spare the software giant from paying more than half a billion dollars in damages, according to documents obtained on Friday.
In-memory database vendor McObject and embedded Linux OS and tools provider Sysgo have partnered on a development package targeting data-intensive industrial applications. The package includes McObject's eXtremeDB database for x86, reference applications, and Sysgo's ELinOS Basic Toolbox.
Foreword -- This whitepaper provides an overview of the types of changes that you may need to make to a customized or specialized Linux installation in order to use it with the Linux 2.6 kernel, building upon the configuration file and administrative updates that were touched upon in the third
GnomeMeeting.org has released a 1.0 version of its H.323 compatible videoconferencing and VOIP/IP-telephony application, following three years of development. In conjunction with its first major release number, the organization has begun accepting donations. GnomeMeeting 1.0 enables audio and video calls to remote users with H.323 hardware or software, such as Microsoft Netmeeting.
The list is for users and developers posting bug reports, avc messages, support questions & answers, patches etc.
Despite claims by some - most notably SCO's CEO Darl McBride - that free software is some sort of communistic plot against America, open, collaborative programming on the basis of shared code is closer in spirit to the US political system. It even supports a free market economy where consumer choice is based on full information about competing suppliers.
Brazil is the world's most enthusiastic exponent of open source software, a BBC report reveals. And, if the Latin-American love affair with Linux continues, a third of machines there may soon run non-MS OSes.
Conference set for end of April in Germany. Notable developers from around the world will present free/libre and open-source software from diverse areas, including hard-disk recording, software sound synthesis, sampling and score editing. Several concerts and a sound installation will demonstrate how this software can be used for composition and production.
So shouldn't an organization making a transformation with business intelligence software to gain ROI look at reducing reducing the cost of their software infrastructure with Linux? That is exactly what business intelligence software providers are betting on.
A flaw in the HTTP and FTP client sub-library of libxml2  found by Yuuichi Teranishi can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow if passed a very long URL . This could be used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the host computer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2004-0110  to the problem.
I just bought a new digital camera, and before I bought it I didn't bother to check whether it was a Linux-compatible model. I didn't care. I knew that I would have no trouble getting its output into my computer with a USB cardreader. USB cardreaders have effectively made almost all digital cameras Linux-compatible.
A cross-site scripting bug in the 'create' CGI script affects versions of Mailman 2.1 before 2.1.3. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0992 to this issue.
Arkateq is a company committed to open source and specifically the benefits involved in implementing Linux solutions correctly... Arkateq has committed itself to its customers which include the Computer Society of South Africa, Department of Defence, CSIR and ERA Properties, to name a few. This commitment involves supplying solutions as well as knowledge and with the start of monthly training sessions, has now been formalised.