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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 26, 2001

  • The Register: Amazon refuses to pull Bill Gates' review of Linux 7.0 (Apr 26, 2001, 23:30)
    " has refused to pull reviews of Red Hat Linux 7.0 Deluxe edition by Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds off its site because they are not offensive." Half a pedant point subtracted for the headline, one point added for reporting the gag.

  • LinuxProgramming: python-dev summary 2001-04-12 - 2001-04-26 (Apr 26, 2001, 23:00)
    This is a summary of traffic on the python-dev mailing list between Apr 12 and Apr 25 (inclusive) 2001. It is intended to inform the wider Python community of ongoing developments.

  • LWN: 'SCEI announced Linux for PlayStation2 !' (Apr 26, 2001, 22:00)
    Sony has announced that it will, indeed, ship Linux for the Playstation 2. The kits will cost 25,000 Yen (~$205 US) and be made on a limited basis in Japan first.

  • UserFriendly Available in Polish Edition (Apr 26, 2001, 21:41)
    Polish UFies can now get their fix a little more easily. A reader has written in to let us know about a new Polish edition of User Friendly.

  • CNET/Yahoo!: Gateway ends "stupid" policies (Apr 26, 2001, 19:05)
    File this story under "datapoint mentioned in passing": Gateway may be one of the kings of the customer loyalty realm, but they've clung to what their marketing head calls "stupid" policies, including invalidating warranties if customers install third party software (which we assume includes whole operating systems).

  • Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: nedit (Apr 26, 2001, 17:27)
    "A temporary file vulnerability exists in NEdit, the Nirvana Editor. When printing the entire text or selected parts of the text within the editor, nedit creates a temporary file in an insecure manner. This could be exploited to gain access to other user privileges including root."

  • LinuxPlanet: New HOWTO: Plug-and-Play-HOWTO (Apr 26, 2001, 13:00)
    This updated HOW TO covers the complex Plug-and-Play (PnP) issue, including how to get PnP to work on your PC (if it doesn't already).

  • AllLinuxDevices: David Sugar: Bayonne Project Reaches Milestone 6 (Apr 26, 2001, 12:29)
    "This initial release of milestone 6 has the first functional snapshot of Bayonne XML services. This includes a plugin which introduces a special XML dialect, BayonneXML. BayonneXML is intended to become a superset of the existing CallXML dialect and will provide support for additional features and functionality specific to Bayonne."