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Cleaning Lady Attack Possible on Debian and Ubuntu Desktop

We have recently discovered that possibly all screensavers with lock capabilities are prone to a cleaning lady attack. By issuing Alt+SysRq+f you (or a malicious cleaning lady) can make the OOM killer kill your screensaver process

Invitation to the BSP in Mönchengladbach (Germany), 22-24 January 2010

to help Debian freeze[1], there will be a Bug-Squashing-Party in Mönchengladbach, Germany on the weekend of 22-24 January, 2010. It will be held in the office of the German Open-Source-Support-Center at credativ GmbH[2].

Kernel issues – Debian and pristine

Ever since I bought this laptop I was quite content with it running Debian GNU/Linux (Lenny) and, except the sleep functionality not working (bug reported, but I have no answer for any new approaches) I have no other major issues.

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