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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 21, 2001

  • Roswell: the second sighting - available now (Red Hat 7.2 Second Beta) (Aug 21, 2001, 22:50)
    Red Hat wants you to know that the second beta release of Roswell (7.2) is in better shape than the first: "I went back to the same place I'd seen it before," said one distressed townsperson. "What I'd seen before was gone - there was SOMETHING else out there. It looked more complete; while some of the stuff that I saw last week was completely smashed and unusable, this new evidence is almost recognizable."

  • Unofficial Red Hat With ReiserFS Support Images Available (Aug 21, 2001, 22:08)
    A project to modify the base Red Hat distribution to include ReiserFS support has made its latest release: the images use kernel 2.4.6, and include support for use with Red Hat's kickstart.

  • Tonight Live: Doc Searls at JabberCon, PLUS The Fat Lady, Part IV (Aug 21, 2001, 19:08)
    Tonight Live: Renewed interest in Linux on the Desktop, and how the linux community keeps its own house clean; Microsoft, Linux and the Fat Lady, Doc Searls live from JabberCon with Jabber's own Jeremie Miller and David Smith ("Dizzy").

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: gdm (Aug 21, 2001, 16:30)
    "A buffer overrun exists in the XDMCP handling code used in gdm. By sending a properly crafted XDMCP message, it is possible for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands as root on the susceptible machine. By default, XDMCP is disabled in gdm.conf on Mandrake Linux."

  • osOpinion: Graphics Guru Analyzes The GIMP (Aug 21, 2001, 12:49)
    "After the recent release of XDarwin, an XWindows port for Mac OS X, and Mac Gimp, I finally had a means of comparative analysis between The GIMP and Adobe's PhotoShop on my OS X machine ... Before installation of the open-source graphics software, I admit my skepticism levels were extremely high, but after only an hour of experimentation with the software, I came away extremely impressed."

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #10 (Aug 21, 2001, 08:46)
    This week: Mandrake 8.1 Beta Available for Download & Testing; Mandrake Cooker Weekly News Highlights; MandrakeSoft will be at LinuxWorld; Spotlight on KDE; Business Case of the Week; Top Headlines from MandrakeForum; New Updates at