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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 14, 2002

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: libpng (Aug 14, 2002, 21:59)
    "A buffer overflow was found in the in the progressive reader of the PNG library when the PNG datastream contains more IDAT data than indicated by the IHDR chunk..."

  • LinuxWorld Expo: First LSB-Certified Vendors To Be Named On Wednesday (Aug 14, 2002, 13:00)
    LinuxWorld Expo: At LinuxWorld later today, the Free Standards Group will announce Linux Standard Base (LSB) 1.1. certification for either three or four of the 'top Linux distributions,' plus some others, marking first-time interoperability under the new standard..."

  • LinuxWorld: Is Windows or Linux Easier to Install? (Aug 14, 2002, 11:00)
    "My goal was to install each OS, get Internet connectivity via a Netgear PCMCIA NIC working, make each OS recognize a USB IBM PC Camera, and apply the latest security and bug fixes to the OS and default applications..."

  • InfoWorld: Linux, At Your Service (Aug 14, 2002, 09:00)
    "Although Linux still faces obstacles regarding application availability and scalability, the open-source platform nonetheless is becoming entrenched at ASPs that use the Intel hardware platform..."

  • LinuxPR: "Houston, We Have Lift-Off:" Dell, Red Hat, and IMAX Blast Off on Apollo 13 (Aug 14, 2002, 07:00)
    "Dell PowerEdge servers running Red Hat Linux will play an important role in IMAX's first-ever digital re-mastering of Universal Pictures' and Imagine Entertainment's Apollo 13, scheduled to hit IMAX theaters this Fall..."

  • CRN: Samsung Unveils Linux Solution For Laser Printer Line (Aug 14, 2002, 06:00)
    LinuxWorld Expo: "Samsung unveiled a new Linux solution for its entire line of laser printers Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco..."

  • Debian Weekly News - August 13th, 2002 (Aug 14, 2002, 05:00)
    The latest news from the Debian Project.

  • CNET News: Dell Unhooks Windows from Desktops (Aug 14, 2002, 03:00)
    Dell Computer is making Windows optional for some of its business desktops.

  • VNUNet: Open Source Community on the March (Aug 14, 2002, 02:00)
    LinuxWorld Expo: "On Thursday, open source advocates will leave the conference en masse and march on City Hall in San Francisco to deliver a proposal 'that is, for once, aware of free software and open source software...'"

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: glibc (Aug 14, 2002, 00:58)
    "A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the way that the glibc resolver handles the resolution of network names and addresses via DNS in glibc versions 2.2.5 and earlier..."