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Linux kernel flaw allows DoS attack

A bug in version 2.6 of the Linux kernel allows remote users to crash systems running SuSE's latest enterprise and consumer software. Linux distributor Novell SuSE released a security advisory with a severity rating of nine out of 10 last week warning of a flaw in Linux kernel 2.6.. The bug affects the company's enterprise and consumer products-- SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and SuSE Linux Professional 9.1. Roman Drahtmueller, head of Linux security at SuSE Linux, said this version...

Coyote Linux floppy firewall

This product is a single floppy distribution of Linux designed for the sole purpose of sharing and protecting an Internet connection. The floppy can be created using either a Microsoft Windows wizard, or by using a set of Linux shell scripts. In addition to being designed to have very low hardware requirements, the floppy release of Coyote Linux is able to provide the performance and uptime that is expected from any Linux based system. This release is available free of...

XAMPP - an easy to install Apache distribution

Many people know from their own experience that it's not easy to install an Apache web server and it gets harder if you want to add MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start. At the moment there are three XAMPP distributions:

Linux on Your Desktop

When you think of a personal computer, you probably think of one running Windows. Microsoft's near-ubiquitous operating system runs on 94 percent of desktop PCs, according to experts. But could the upstart Linux OS soon replace Windows on a computer near you? Linux is a combination of a UNIX-like operating system and a bunch of handy programs and utilities that give you roughly the same functionality as Windows. Free, both in the sense of "free beer," and "free choice," Linux...

SUSE Linux 9.1 Professional Released

The stable and secure core system of SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional features a number of major enhancements. For example, the new kernel 2.6 and the new KDE 3.2 provide quicker access to data. In addition to the SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional version for standard x86 PCs, a fully ported 64-bit version is available for the new AMD64® and the new Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology. Both versions are shipped in one box. Apart from the well-known MS Office-compatible office suite...

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 is available

Industry-leading performance and scalability: SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 is the first enterprise-class Linux server built on the new Linux 2.6 kernel, offering unmatched performance and scalability for large-scale Linux deployments. With advanced memory management and processor support, Native Posix Thread Library (NPTL), advanced I/O capabilities and the unique class-based kernel resource management (CKRM) feature, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 offers the industry’s best performance and linear scalability.

University Linux

University Linux is a compact distribution that is easily installed on almost any PC having 8 MBytes of HD space and at least 8 MBytes of RAM with no partitioning of your hard drive. Includes web server, FTP server, Perl and telnet. An extensive on-line tutorial gives step-by-step instructions for installing, using and configuring University Linux so you can quickly create a dedicated TCP/IP server for your entire PC network.


The new version of Minislack comes with Kernel 2.6.7 and gcc 3.3.4, following the release of Slackware 10. At desktop level: the X server switches to Xorg, and default graphical environment becomes KDE with an elegant look inspired from Gnustep. Windowmaker is provided in CVS version with new antialiased fonts support. Of course Minislack provides essential tools for coding (Python-2.3.4, Perl-5.8.4, Vim-6.3.004, Kdevelop-3.0.4, Quanta-3.2.3, Kate), office production (Gimp 2.0.2, Koffice-1.3.1, CD burning tool K3B 0.11.12), as well as Internet software...

gNOX - Bootable Linux CD distribution

gNOX is a bootable CD containing the Linux operating system. It runs Linux directly from the CD without the need to install. gNOX is based on Slackware Linux, and the desktop is powered by Dropline GNOME. All scripts and source code used to create gNOX are available at, and can be used to build your own Live CD. gNOX is currently in development, and no ISO images are available for download yet.