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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 13, 2002

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #34 (Mar 13, 2002, 21:30)
    This week: Mandrake 8.2 RC1 available for download & testing; 8.2 Packages at MandrakeClub.

  • Update: SuSE Linux 8.0 Hits Shelves April 22 (Mar 13, 2002, 19:08)
    The new version of SuSE features three-step installation, security, and multimedia features. [Article updated with new information from SuSE. -ed]

  • BBC News: 'We'll play nicely' says Microsoft (Mar 13, 2002, 17:30)
    "And in Germany, a high-profile campaign has sought with some success to persuade the German parliament to replace Microsoft Windows on its own servers with free, open-source alternatives like Linux..."

  • KDE.org: The People Behind KDE: Neil Stevens (Mar 13, 2002, 07:30)
    Neil Stevens is author of Kit, Kaboodle, Megami, and a bunch of hard-to-translate Noatun plugins. Interview within.

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: Packages containing zlib (Mar 13, 2002, 03:36)
    "Matthias Clasen found a security issue in zlib that, when provided with certain input, causes zlib to free an area of memory twice. This 'double free' bug can be used to crash any programs that take untrusted compressed input, such as web browsers, email clients, image viewing software, etc. This vulnerability can be used to perform Denial of Service attacks and, quite possibly, the execution of arbitrary code on the affected system."