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Developer Linux News for Oct 20, 2001

  • LinuxProgramming: This week in DotGNU Issue 1 (2001-10-20 17:40:52)
    "After a temporary slowdown, DotGNU is quickly picking up speed again, and I have decided to start publishing weekly summaries of what has been going on in various areas of DotGNU; I plan to write something about four areas of DotGNU every week (where the choice of the four areas will vary from week to week)."

  • Immunix OS Security Advisory: kernel-2.2.19 (2001-10-20 09:59:11)
    "Rafal Wojtczuk has found two serious flaws in the Linux kernel, both versions 2.2.19 and 2.4.11 are affected. The problems include deeply nested symlinks spending arbitrary amounts of time in kernel code, and yet another ptrace vulnerability. This release of kernel 2.2.19-8_imnx comes with two patches to fix the problems, supplied in Rafal's bugtraq post."

  • Eric S. Raymond: If you can't stand the heat... (2001-10-20 07:57:08)
    "[Microsoft Security Response Manager Scott] Culp's rant is a transparently self-serving and dishonest attempt to shift the onus for epidemics like Code Red, Lion, and NIMDA away from where it belongs, which is squarely on Microsoft's shoddy architecture and negligent engineering."

  • LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Word to the Wise: Writer 638C (2001-10-20 07:51:42)
    The burning question among many office app enthusiasts after last week's StarOffice 6 Beta review was 'so what's the difference between this and OpenOffice?' Brian Proffitt takes a look at just those differences this week, and offers that even if StarOffice seems to hold an edge in polish at the moment, the advantages of open source may close the lead before the FTP servers cool off from launch day. New to Linux office apps? There's also a brief history of StarOffice.