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Infrastructure Linux News for May 31, 2001

  • Enterprise Linux Today: MandrakeSoft Announces Linux-Mandrake on Itanium (May 31, 2001, 23:30)
    "Bull and MandrakeSoft today announced that as a result of a successful technological collaboration in the area of Intel Itanium architecture, MandrakeSoft is making a beta version of its award-winning Linux-Mandrake operating system for Itanium-based servers available for immediate download..."

  • Linux Weekly News for May 31, 2001 (May 31, 2001, 22:15)
    Leading items and editorials: Linux costs less to insure, auditing of free software, IPFilter followup, and Linux TV's.

  • Yahoo!/ZDNet: Why 2001 is not the 'Year of the Penguin' (May 31, 2001, 20:19)
    Goodness. This guest columnist, a self-described "Linux enthusiast" and "realist" offers that Linux isn't suited to end users because its multi-user nature is too confusing for the "grocery list and e-mail" set, and won't go anywhere with businesses because it lacks applications and could involve excessive retraining time.

  • Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: gnupg (May 31, 2001, 16:12)
    "A format string vulnerability exists in gnupg 1.0.5 and previous versions which is fixed in 1.0.6. This vulnerability can be used to invoke shell commands with privileges of the currently logged-in user."

  • Two Items on DeCSS: 2600 Answers the Court's "11 Questions," Peter Junger on the DMCA (May 31, 2001, 15:10)
    Marcia Wilbur wrote in to let us know about an article on the anti-circumvention measures of the DMCA. Also within, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and 2600 have filed responses to the Second Circuit's eleven questions regarding the First Amendment issues surrounding the DeCSS case.

  • More on the UK Government Gateway's Exclusionary Ways (May 31, 2001, 14:30)
    LinuxUser, the magazine that broke the story about the UK Government gateway, has made a copy of their article available. The previous link we included was to the Register: the linked item is the original article. In addition, we have a PDF of the rationale provided for the gateway's current policies regarding assorted platforms and browsers. The statement includes some statistics on browser and OS traffic the site's received to this point.