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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 13, 2001

  • ZDNet: Server sales shrink, IBM still top dog (Sep 13, 2001, 23:12)
    "In the Linux server market, Compaq is the leader, with $119 million in sales for the quarter--a 14.4 percent decrease from the $139 million in the year-ago quarter. No. 2 Dell increased 33.9 percent from $59 million to $79 million, while No. 3 IBM increased the most, 39.5 percent from $43 million to $60 million, IDC said."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Qt Palmtop version 1.4 is available (Sep 13, 2001, 19:59)
    "Trolltech is releasing version 1.4 of Qt Palmtop, a complete mobile computing platform for advanced embedded Linux devices. This release provides numerous improvements to the existing Qt Palmtop, including bug fixes, enhanced functionality, and a new user interface."

  • ZDNet: Linux-Mandrake Corporate Server 1.0 (Sep 13, 2001, 15:00)
    "Linux-Mandrake Corporate Server claims to solve that problem by offering "a complete enterprise solution... [that] includes everything you need to rapidly deploy world-class Linux server applications in the enterprise." But does Mandrake Corporate Server deliver? After a week with the product we can give it a resounding "yes, maybe."

  • Linux Weekly News for September 13, 2001 (Sep 13, 2001, 13:28)
    Leading items and editorials: A bit of perspective; If you thought the DMCA was bad, watch out for the SSSCA.

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: xli/xloadimage update (Sep 13, 2001, 05:25)
    "A buffer overflow exists in xli due to missing boundary checks. This could be triggered by an external attacker to execute commands on the victim's machine. An exploit is publically available. xli is an image viewer that is used by Netscape's plugger to display TIFF, PNG, and Sun-Raster images."

  • New Hewlett Packard Business PC's to Offer Mandrake Pre-Installed (Sep 13, 2001, 00:24)
    Hewlett Packard's new e-pc 40 Business PCs; small footprint, Celeron-based machines; offer a Mandrake 8.0 installation. The company says the machines are certified by LinuxCare to also run TurboLinux, Red Hat, and SuSE.