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Today's first stable 2.6.16 release is 184.108.40.206. It contains a fix for a potential inter-process information leak on the i386 and x86-64 architectures.
You don't think of NASCAR fans as Linux users, so much, but a new wireless handheld device available for rent at select races makes them just that. The NASCAR FanView devices rented out by Sprint at Nextel Cup races are based on Kangaroo TV's IVT-200.
LINUX EXPERTS are dismissing as FUD a claim by Russian Anti-Virus outfit Kaspersky labs that it has invented a cross platform virus that can eat Windows and Linux systems.
Kanotix, the distribution derived from a few German developers, has come out with an Easter special of being the second release candidate for their 2006 edition.
The Linux market in China continues to grow, according to a new research report from IDC. And it is apparently growing partially at the expense of Linux nemesis SCO.
A week before the spring LinuxWorld tradeshow got underway in Boston in March, Novell's chairman and CEO, Jack Messman, was quoted in the trade press as saying that eventually, when all the dust clears, there would only be two commercial suppliers of the Linux operating system: Red Hat and Novell.
The open-source project that first came up with a way to dual-boot an Intel-based Mac into either Mac OS X or Windows XP has published instructions on how to add Linux to the mix.
Well, 220.127.116.11 lasted for at least a couple of hours, but now 18.104.22.168 is out with another security fix. The fixed vulnerability would allow a process with read-only access to a file to delete parts of that file.
I'm from Italy, and Italian men are well-known for appreciating beautiful women. Meanwhile, Hungarian women are well-known for being beautiful. Maybe it's no coincidence that my desktop OS is a beautiful Hungarian Linux distro: the brand new Frugalware 0.4.
Linux programmers are moving toward a change that would put virtualisation software from VMware on a more even footing with open source rival Xen.
The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has given Linux its roadworthy certificate for use as a web and database server solution in its organisation, following a trial run that the AA says proved very successful.
If Oracle were to get into the operating system business with Linux, would this be a good thing for the database giant? Industry watchers are all over the map with their thoughts on the matter.