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KDE Advances in Most Areas

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Release 2.2.2 of KDE brings Linux and the other Unix-family operating systems another step closer to parity with Windows and Mac OS in the desktop space.

Mandrake Linux Packs Punch

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Built around the 2.4.8 Linux kernel, Mandrake Linux 8.1 PowerPack fancies itself a full-featured workstation system.

Ximian Branching Out

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Connector product ties desktop, groupware to Microsoft Exchange.

NetBSD Got Game

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Confused by the many packaged flavors of Linux?

CDE Vulnerability Opens Unix Systems Up to Attacks

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Security researchers have identified a serious vulnerability in the Common Desktop Environment GUI used by many Unix systems that could enable a remote attacker to gain root privileges on a target machine.

Labs-Eye View: The Linux 2.4 Kernel

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It's been a rocky road for the Linux 2.4 kernel, which originally used a memory management system that was significantly more intricate than the one used in Linux 2.2.

Torvalds, Cox Agree on the Future Kernel

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds and Linux developer Alan Cox say they will both embrace a new Virtual Memory manager and implement it in forthcoming iterations of the operating system.

Cox Wont Be Maintainer of 2.4 Linux Kernel

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Linus Torvalds' right-hand man says kernel developer Marcelo Tosatti will become the head maintainer of the 2.4 Linux kernel when Torvalds hands it over in a few weeks to concentrate on the 2.5 development tree.

SuSE to Distribute IBM Linux in Europe, M.E., Africa

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German-based SuSE Linux is planning to distribute IBM's entire line of software for Linux in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the two companies are set to announce at the LinuxWorld Expo in Frankfurt on Tuesday.

BMC Software Patrols the Desktop

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BMC Software, which makes mainframe system management software, is extending the reach of its Patrol system down to the desktop, including Linux desktops.

Red Hat Makes Itself More Available

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eWEEK Labs' tests of the final code of Red Hat Linux 7.2 show there aren't a lot of changes in the newest update, but the biggest change-the addition of a journaling file system-is an important advance for the operating system.

Geekspeak: October 8, 2001

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Trinux provides ram-based Linux to go.

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