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Linux News for Dec 26, 2001

  • Linux 2.4.18-pre1 Released (Dec 26, 2001, 19:45)
    Changelog, link within.

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Your Voice (Dec 26, 2001, 19:39)
    Microsoft might be able to cow the Department of Justice, but the DoJ didn't count on the logic and commitment of Linux users, as Dennis E. Powell discovered when looking at comments submitted by readers in U.S. v. Microsoft who take their freedom seriously.

  • SEUL.org: Linux in education report #60 for December 24 (Dec 26, 2001, 18:17)
    This week: Visual Basic for Linux? Digital reference software; SchoolForge; new applications.

  • Linux 2.5.2-pre2 Released (Dec 26, 2001, 18:09)
    Link within.

  • SuSE Security Announcement: glibc/shlibs, in.ftpd (Dec 26, 2001, 18:09)
    "The file globbing (matching filenames against patterns such as "*.bak") routines in the glibc exhibits an error that results in a heap corruption and that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands from processes that take globbing strings from user input."

  • 802.11 Planet: WiFi and the Penguin: Setting Up 802.11b Under Linux (Dec 26, 2001, 18:08)
    Adding client 802.11b networking to a Linux workstation isn't the easiest task in the world -- but it's definitely doable for anyone with a little knowledge of how their Linux system works. In this tutorial, Michael Hall explains step-by-step how to prepare a Linux workstation for wireless networking.