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Linux 2.4.13-pre4 is out

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GNU/LinuxLinux 2.4.13-pre4 is available as of right now. Get your copy of it, and read the changelog.

Alternatively, you could visit www.kernel.org and get the latest stable release.
 
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MySQL 4.0 Alpha is out

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Check out the press release at the MySQL website.
 
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Steve Gibson gets support from the FBI on Windows XP

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WindowsMichael Anderson joins the ranks of Steve Gibson complaining that Microsoft is making Windows XP too powerful and secure for our own good.
 
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Ssssh! Don't tell anyone we have a flaw. Please?

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SecurityScott Culp, head gorilla at the Redmond Circus, talks about "security people", security people, publication of exploits, vulnerabilities and why his life started to suck after he found out "ethics and intelligence aren't a package deal".
 
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Transmeta launches new Crusoe processor

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Transmeta, which designs energy-efficient chips for laptops, on Monday announced a new Crusoe chip that it said uses one-third the space on a notebook's motherboard than its current processors do.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Transmeta said that because the Crusoe 6000 takes up less space than current versions of its chip, it is ideal for use in a growing number of smaller, thinner and lighter notebooks and handheld PCs.

Transmeta, which has suffered from dismal notebook sales in Japan, its principal market, said the Crusoe 6000 will be available in the second half of 2002 at speeds running at 1GHz.

Full story here.
 
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RIAA Wants to Hack Your PC

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SecurityFrom BSDVault:
WASHINGTON -- Look out, music pirates: The recording industry wants the right to hack into your computer and delete your stolen MP3s.

It's no joke. Lobbyists for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) tried to glue this hacking-authorization amendment onto a mammoth anti-terrorism bill that Congress approved last week.
 
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Dot-Com Builder: Tuning Your Apache Web Server

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NetworkingSetting up and configuring your Web server is a reasonably simple process for which most installations provide scripts. Optimization involves tweaking your server to achieve maximum performance. This is not well documented and is anything but automated. This article provides some simple tactics you can employ to improve your Web server's performance, and where appropriate it points to tools and information sources that will help you achieve even greater performance gains.
Full article over at Dot-Com Builder.
 
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Trolltech Releases Qt 3.0

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( 15. Oct 2001 ) - Oslo, Norway - Trolltech is releasing the newest version of Qt, version 3.0, the multi-platform C++ Graphical User Interface Development framework. Qt provides users a software development environment they can use to create a single source tree that runs natively on Windows, Linux, Unix, Embedded Linux, and, for the first time, Mac OS X.

Full story at TrollTech.
 
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Linux hits home with adoption by Finland's Sonera

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Linux, the free computer operating system invented by Finn Linus Torvalds, made its first big splash at home on Thursday when it was embraced by Finland's leading broadband Internet provider Sonera Entrum.
 
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SirCam due to wipe Windows PCs on Tuesday October 16th

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SecurityFrom The Register:
SirCam, the bandwidth-munching privacy invading mass mailing virus, is due to attempt to wipe infected users' Windows PCs next Tuesday.

That's the bad news. The good news is that indications are the malicious payload the virus contains isn't particularly effective, probably because of shoddy programming on the virus writer's part. Read the full story.
 
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