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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 13, 2001

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: passwd (2001-12-13 20:15:27)
    "The default pam files for the passwd program did not include support for md5 passwords, thus any password changes or post-install added users would not have md5 passwords."

  • Debian Weekly News - December 12th, 2001 (2001-12-13 15:46:00)
    This week: No Ports Anymore?, No Ports Anymore?, Halfway non-free?, Contacting Bug Submitters, Too Many Acronyms?, Apache Belonging in Non-Free, more.

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #22 (2001-12-13 13:11:42)
    This week: LinuxPlanet review of 8.1 Gamer's Edition; Discussion about the Software Manager; Business Case of the Week; Spotlight on OpenOffice; New "Controlling SPAM" article at MandrakeSecure.net; This Week's Poll: Does your online banking service work with Linux?; Top Stories from MandrakeForum.

  • Microsoft.com: Why Microsoft Windows XP Embedded and Not Embedded Linux? (2001-12-13 09:50:54)
    "For smart, connected, 32-bit devices requiring rich applications, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded delivers six distinct advantages over Linux in the embedded space." Links to Microsoft's comparison chart and a rebuttal within.

  • WIRED: Where Hobbits Live Virtually [Linux and SGI in the Making of The Lord of the Rings] (2001-12-13 06:36:53)
    "'What's great about the SGI solution is that you have an open-source, open-market solution, but you're getting that from a vendor that's already established.'"

  • LinuxDevices.com: Hacking the TCSX-1 for fun and profit (2001-12-13 04:00:22)
    "They say good things come in small packages. Advantage Business Computer Systems' TCSX-1 Thin Client is one of those good things. Add a keyboard, mouse and VGA monitor to this little box and you have a simple Network, Serial or X Windows terminal. And, if within your chest beats a techie's heart, you'll also have loads of fun taking the TCSX-1 apart to see what makes it tick."