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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 22, 2002

  • CIN: Is Microsoft Licensing Forcing Banks to Break The Law? (Oct 22, 2002, 20:30)
    Banks may have one more reason to turn to Linux, Free, and Open Source software: it won't require them to bend or break privacy laws.

  • ZDNet Australia: Mandrake Linux's libDrakx (Oct 22, 2002, 08:30)
    "Mandrake's libDrakx allows you to create GUI or text interfaces with relative ease, especially if you have some Perl under your belt. We'll work through creating a simple window, as well as a more complex list interface..."

  • ExtremeTech: Review: Mandrake Linux 9.0 (Oct 22, 2002, 07:00)
    "Like SuSE 8.1, Mandrake 9.0 has excellent documentation, designed with the beginner in mind, allowing the inexperienced or potential Linux user to easily install a system..."

  • Linux Orbit: GRUB in Debian HOWTO (Oct 22, 2002, 05:30)
    "But to give a couple quick reasons, you only install GRUB in your MBR once, it doesn't need to be reinstalled each kernel change like LILO, and you can also edit the boot entries, etc. from GRUB itself without having to boot first and change the config file..."

  • The Register: MS Palladium Boss to Debate TCPA with Anderson, Cox (Oct 22, 2002, 02:30)
    "...[A]nd next month [netproject] plays host to what sounds like being the trusted computing face-off of the year--John Manferdelli versus Ross Anderson versus Alan Cox.

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: gv/ggv (Oct 22, 2002, 00:41)
    "A buffer overflow was discovered in gv versions 3.5.8 and earlier by Zen Parse..."