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bin Laden and the toilet of doom

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SecurityApparently, there's a new Outlook-only mass mailer virus out there, named after the infamous Saudi badboy/playboy. It comes to your inbox sporting subjects like "Bin Laden toilette paper!!", "Sadam Hussein & BinLaden IN LOVE" or "Is Osama Bin Laden BAD-LOVED?".
 
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Linux 2.4.13 is out

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GNU/LinuxLinux kernel 2.4.13 is out and declared stable. Get a copy of it here, and be sure to read the changelog. Also, you might want to read The Linux Installation HOWTO if your first compiler run with the Linux kernel is going to be one of these days. Mine is coming up soon :-)
 
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Sony to release Linux Playstation 2 in U.S.

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GNU/LinuxSAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc will launch a Linux-enabled version of its PlayStation 2 in the U.S. market, an executive from the company said Monday.

In the opening keynote at the Rambus Developer Forum here, Shin'ichi Okamoto, senior vice president and chief technical officer said that although he couldn't provide a U.S. release date yet, "we'll be able to announce it soon."

A kit allowing the PlayStation 2 to run Linux was announced for the Japanese market in May, with a launch scheduled for June. At that time, company executives had not solidified plans for a U.S. launch of the kit.

IDG.net has the full story.
 
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Fujitsu to bring Transmeta laptop to U.S.

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NewsTransmeta got some welcome news Monday as Fujitsu announced it is bringing to the United States a notebook PC using the latest low-power Crusoe processor from the struggling chipmaker.
Full story at news.com
 
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Answer to Microsoft's "Information Anarchy"

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SecurityElias Levy, former moderator of BUGTRAQ, answers Microsofts Scott Culp over his recent essay on www.microsoft.com. Where? On securityfocus.com.
 
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Anti-Spammers Threaten: You Think MAPS Is Bad?

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E-mail marketers may soon yearn for the days when Mail Abuse Prevention System LLC was their biggest pain in the neck, according to sources from the anti-spam camp.

In the wake of the recent settlement between Experian eMarketing and MAPS, some Internet service providers have begun subscribing to other so-called block lists, or lists of suspected spammers that ISPs use to filter unwanted e-mail. And these other lists' maintainers are not nearly as friendly as the folks at MAPS, sources say.

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Red Hat Linux 7.2 available

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GNU/LinuxRed Hat 7.2 uses the 2.4.7 kernel, so the stability freaks out there should be catered for. There is a press release about this release at Red Hat's site.

To download, check out Red Hat's mirror sites. The whole thing takes about 900Mb.
ZDnet called 7.2 "pain-free Linux" in their review.
 
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geekinfo.net to bolster site security

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NewsThe world is on the verge of both war and Windows XP. This is our plan.
 
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Psionic Portsentry 1.1, the defender of the ports

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SecurityLinuxFocus presents the story about PortSentry:
"Psionic portsentry is part of the Abacus Project suite of tools (beside portsentry, the suite offers logcheck and hostsentry). It's an IDS (Intrusion Detection System) dedicated to portscan detection and active defense. It works on many Unix flavors including Mac OS X. The main feature of an IDS is to inform the sysadmin about intrusion attempts. Portsentry goes further since it can react on an attack. The latest version (1.1) of this great tool is available from http://www.psionic.com, and by the way, version 1.0 is now part of some main Linux distributions (Debian, RedHat...)."
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Will Tinky Winky use XP?

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WindowsYou might have seen it already, but don't you think the standard backdrop in Windows XP look just a tiny weeny little bit like the place the Teletubbies live in? Kelly McNeill at osopinion.com investigates further :-)
 
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