Saturday, February 28, 2004

A New Type of Linux Distribution?

Ian Murdock, founder of the Debian Project and a principal at Progeny Linux is proposing a new type of Linux Distribution. For those of you who have failed or given up at trying Linux in the past, something like this, combined with modern installer technologies, might just be the ticket. For more seasoned Linux users, this could cut down on the nearly endless job of managing packages installed by default which are not needed in a particular instance.

The essay is short and a very interesting read. See it here.


Monday, February 23, 2004

Buffer Overflows and AMD's Built-In Protection Against Them

New Scientist Magazine has a nice one page article on AMD's protection against the dreaded buffer overflow problem which will be built-in to their processors. It's a short read and details both the fix and the problem well enough for the non-geek to get a fair grasp on it.