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We at IT Manager's Journal have put together two sides of a powerful story that may affect a large number of IT shops -- whether they are current customers of Oracle Corp., or are considering a future investment in Oracle products and services.
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1. Documents submitted for review
2. New document proposals
3. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides
4. News in The LDP world
4.1. Iceland Icenet mirror moved
5. HOWTO contribute to TLDP
Intel has historically dragged its feet in releasing drivers and other supporting software for computers running Linux...the chipmaker has decided to make an effort to remedy this situation. Intel announced yesterday that it is adjusting its release schedule for Linux drivers to match the release schedule for Windows drivers.
The previous security errata (2.4.22-1.2173) unfortunatly [sic] contained a bug
which made some systems unbootable, due to breakage in the aacraid scsi
driver. This update contains no further changes vs 2173.
Malware is a set of instructions that run on your computer and make your system do something that an attacker wants it to do. I strongly encourage you to run attack and defensive tools in a laboratory of your own. Here's how.
The Open Source model – and by Open Source we mean products that adhere to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) guidelines – doesn't, and may never, work for many important software domains. All religious fervor aside, this is a reality because customers say so. We may want it to be otherwise, but the ultimate arbiters in the Open Source versus proprietary debate are customers.
Open source software contributor Russell Coker has been hired by Red Hat Australia’s development team to amalgamate the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) architecture into the vendor’s forthcoming Fedora and Enterprise Linux distributions.
Less than a week after it discovered that parts of its Windows 2000 and NT source code were leaked to the Internet, Microsoft officials are now finding that a kind of grassroots peer review of its code is sprouting among programmers and the merely curious from all points of the globe.
I recently discovered, by chance, that one regular on Groklaw, mac586, works at the Pentagon. Naturally, I couldn't resist asking if it is true what a Congressional aide told me last month that the Department of Defense loves GNU/Linux.
Several security related problems have been fixed in the Linux kernel
2.4.17 used for the S/390 architecture, mostly by backporting fixes
from 2.4.18 and incorporating recent security fixes.
Still, Firefox is a nimble contender to the lumbering IE. Look to Firefox to take chances on innovative tools that Microsoft won't risk developing. If you're not the adventurous type, you'll prefer to keep safe and stable with IE.
Finishing the lab setup, the benefits of OpenOffice.org and looking to the future.
No, I'm not going all "New Age" on you, this time I'm looking at how computers are going to get a 3rd dimension and how this will change the way we interact with them. The previous parts of this series have been based on extrapolations or previous history. This time I'm looking further forward, when technologies currently in long term development become available and open up a whole new realm of possibilities.
Combined with the Linux-based, telco-grade Whirlwind, Telco Perl brings the power, cost savings and flexibility of one of the world's most popular application programming languages to telecommunications resellers and systems integrators for the first time.
Smarting from criticism from open-source programmers, Intel has committed to release Linux versions of essential supporting software at about the same time it releases Windows versions.
I considered reviewing Debian for this article. I downloaded a copy of Debian 3.0r2, making sure to get the disk with the 2.4 kernel.
Two format string and two buffer overflow vulnerabilities were
discovered in metamail by Ulf Harnhammar. The updated packages are
patched to fix these holes.
Another bug in the Kernel's do_mremap() function, which is unrelated to
the bug fixed in SuSE-SA:2004:001, was found by Paul Starzetz.
I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. MyDoom was programmed to send spam, and it is... Will Darl apologize for leaping to ugly conclusions before all the facts were in? Will journalists and editorial writers and analysts take note and make corrections?
Here is a "proof of concept" exploit for the mremap() vulnerability in the kernel.
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