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Comment Re:I'd rather pay $400 for bugs likes this (Score 2, Informative) 281

Of course, if you run a maintained version of any Enterprise Linux I'd put good bets down that they'll be patched shortly. If you spun your own distro, then you made the choice to maintain it yourself anyway.

The RHEL patch was released yesterday: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1548.html

Comment Re:MS Fuud (Score 1) 348

If you're installing with a net connection, you can check "Updates" when selecting software repositories and Fedora will be installed with the latest updates, right out of the update repos. Saves you from the potential vulnerability window while you run 'yum update' after install.

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Submission + - Red Hat's stock price now higher than Microsoft's (cio.com.au) 3

isabright writes: Did anyone see this historic event coming? As of the last Nasdaq trade on October 19, 2009, Red Hat’s share price stood at $28.46 with the mighty Microsoft in its shadow at $26.36. That's right, the Linux vendor Red Hat now has a higher share price than Microsoft and it isn't due to the dotcom boom. Who said you can’t make a business out of free software? What’s more, the growth in the value of each share tells a very different story. According to Nasdaq data, since 2001 Red Hat has experienced more than 600 per cent growth, while during the same period Microsoft has experienced negative growth of its share price. How long will it take Microsoft to regain its lost share value?

Comment Re:praise luke! (Score 1) 169

To be fair, they don't worship Star Wars, they follow the principles embodied in the Jedi code. Which is a stew of ideas stemming from a variety of real religions/moral codes, including Animism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Chivalry.

Comment Create Lawsuit (Score 1) 501

Necromancy [Fear, Evil, Mind-Affecting]
Level: Lawyer 5
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 day
Range: 12,800 kilometers
Targets: up to eight D&D players
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

You ensnare the targets in a vast machine of red tape, legalese and procedures. The target feels compelled to pay you 1d10 x 1000 gp per caster level. If the target succeeds at his will save, he navigates the red tape and is not affected. The target is then free to return to his mother's basement.

Material Components: a large amount of money and a Legal team

Comment Re:"Compromised?" (Score 2, Informative) 278

Well, RHEL also mantains a stable kABI within the entire major release, and only rebases packages when absolutely necessary (maintaining most library ABIs as well). For example, RHEL 4 ships apache 2.0.52, and has since launch. Security and bug fixes are backported, but the fundamental behavior remains the same for any instance of RHEL 4. This is also true of libraries.

This means that a given piece of 3rd-party software is more likely to keep working after an update in RHEL than in Fedora.

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