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Title: Linux Kernel "get_fdb_entries()" Integer Overflow ...

Eugene Teo has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

Cool Greasemonkey scripts for Gmail

Gmail works well for me. I use it almost exclusively, even forwarding emails sent to my other addresses to my Google mail account. I like its labeling function and the tightly integrated chat feature that saves each conversation in the mail archives. But recently, I discovered a few Greasemonkey scripts that make Gmail even better.

Novell's Susan Heystee to Oversee Microsoft Pact in Strategic Partner Role

General Manager for Global Strategic Alliances Will Manage Company-wide Implementation of Microsoft Agreement

Multimedia-oriented mobile apps processor runs Linux

3DLabs is sampling a unique mobile applications processor supported initially under Linux 2.6. The DMS-02 combines a pair of ARM9-EJ cores with 24 FPUs (floating-point units). It targets portable digital entertainment, portable navigation, video conferencing, automotive infotainment, video surveillance, and high-end mobile handsets.

SCO No Longer Matters

You may have noticed that I don't cover news about the never-ending SCO vs. IBM, Linux, Novell, et al much anymore. There's a reason for that: SCO doesn't matter anymore.

Why Flash 9 for Linux is taking so long

Adobe skipped a version of Flash for Linux and released stable versions of the Flash 9 player for Windows and Mac OS X long before the beta of Flash 9 to Linux users. Paul Betlem, senior director of engineering for Adobe, explained why the process is taking so long.

FizzBall - A well designed enjoyable game for Linux

  • All about Linux; By Ravi (Posted by dsTst on Nov 30, 2006 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
This is a review of a fantastic albeit paid game called FizzBall which has been released for the Linux platform. The game is gorgeously animated and well illustrated and is developed by a professional game developing company. What is worth noting is that professional game developers have started eyeing the Linux platform rather seriously which is good news for all Linux enthusiasts.

Linux: 2.6.19 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 2.6.19 Linux kernel, following the previous stable kernel release by two months [story]. "It's one of those rare 'perfect' kernels," Linus joked, "so if it doesn't happen to compile with your config (or it does compile, but then does unspeakable acts of perversion with your pet dachshund), you can rest easy knowing that it's all your own d*mn fault, and you should just fix your evil ways."

Ubuntu Open Week continues through Saturday

UK-based Canonical Ltd, parent of the popular Ubuntu Linux family, is currently hosting Ubuntu Open Week, which began Monday and continues through Saturday. Open Week consists of a series of free workshops and discussions being held via Internet relay chat (IRC) with Ubuntu developers and managers.

StAX’ing up XML: Streaming API for XML

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Peter Nehrer (Posted by IdaAshley on Nov 30, 2006 4:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The Streaming API for XML (StAX) is the latest standard for processing XML in the Java language. As a stream-oriented approach, it often proves a better alternative to other methods, such as DOM and SAX, both in terms of performance and usability. This article provides an overview of StAX and describes its cursor-based API for processing XML.

Alfresco, MySQL and Red Hat Deliver First OSS JSR-170 Benchmark

Alfresco Software Inc., the first and leading provider of an open source enterprise content management solution, today announced results for the first open source JSR-170 benchmark. The results were based on a 10 million document repository and validated by 3rd party open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) experts Optaros to assure compliance with pre-determined benchmark rules.

Novell drops its Hula challenger to Microsoft

Novell has abandoned an open source project hyped as challenging Microsoft Outlook and Exchange by becoming the "Apache" of email and collaboration software. The company has pulled full-time engineers off project Hula following lacklustre demand. Engineers are "moving to other roles", according to the Hula mailing list.

From XML to paper with Prince

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose text markup language often used for data storage or passing messages between applications. There are a number of libraries available for processing arbitrary XML within programs, but fewer options to translate XML it into professional printed documents. Here is one way to get from XML to PDF.

WordPerfect to Support Both ODF and Open XML

Corel announces that it will start supporting ODF in WordPerfect as well as Microsoft's Open XML document format in 2007.

Lightscribe SDKs for Linux emerge

The Optical Disk labeling tech called Lightscribe just came out with a new twist, a Linux SDK. Now you can slowly burn pretty, low-contrast pictures on the flip side of your latest distro ISOs on your Linux box instead of your Windows box.

Open Source Software Jumps Firewalls and Dodges Censorship

In a development that has the potential to shake and crack censorship measures such as “the Great Firewall of China”, Canadian researchers have created software that enables web surfers to circumvent internet roadblocks and have open access to the web.

Geronimo JNDI/Java resource connection pools, Part 1

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Dale de los Reyes (Posted by solrac on Nov 30, 2006 12:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This article series provides concept-rich documentation on how to use JNDI to access connection pools for data sources, Java Messaging Services (JMS), mail sessions, and URL connections.

Linux Professional Institute creates voucher contest for LPIC-3...

The Linux Professional Institute invites all Linux professionals to participate in the creation of LPI's enterprise level LPIC-3 certification. The Linux Professional Institute (http://www.lpi.org) invites all Linux professionals to participate in the creation of LPI's enterprise level LPIC-3 certification. The contest asks for IT professionals to complete a Job Task Analysis survey which will assist in the creation of a psychometrically-valid certification program.

Try Lotus Domino Ajax instant messaging

Learn how the power of IBM Lotus Domino and Ajax can add awareness to your Domino Web applications. One reason we love this technique is that it doesn’t load Microsoft ActiveX controls, instantiate a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) instance, or require a flash animation player. It is a lightweight, low-tech solution for most clients.

OLPC XO ($100 Laptop) running Doom

  • linuxlookup.com (Posted by linuxlookup on Nov 29, 2006 10:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
With so many North American's itching to get their hands on a OLPC $100 laptop, why not taunt the caged tigers with a little more meat. I found these videos from Christopher Blizzard's blog. Christopher helped develop the modified version of Fedora Core for the OLPC and Sugar GUI, so rest assured these videos of an OLPC XO running Doom are not fakes.

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