Enterprise Linux Log:

October, 2007


October 17, 2007  3:20 PM

Ubuntu’s unplanned delay tally, all-time: One week



Posted by: ITKE
Ubuntu Linux

Did you know that, if combined, all of the days that Ubuntu was "late" (i.e., didn't launch exactly six months after the previous release), it would add up to only about a week? It's true! Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth told me so during a conference call this week announcing the

October 17, 2007  12:10 PM

XenSource, Novell: N_Port ID Virtualization coming ‘ASAP’ in 2008



Posted by: ITKE
SUSE/Novell, Virtualization, VMware, Xen

Novell OES 2 XenI had a great call


October 16, 2007  9:06 AM

Noncertified IT pros earn more than those with certified skills, report shows



Posted by: ITKE
IT careers

A new report from industry research firm Foote Partners LLC finds that the average pay for noncertified IT skills topped that for certified professionals while compensation for IT jobs increased again in the third quarter of 2007. David Foote, CEO and chief research officer at Foote Partners, calls...


October 15, 2007  4:12 PM

OpenOffice: Take your pick



Posted by: ITKE
Linux blogs and news, Open source applications, OpenOffice, tips

While OpenOffice.org celebrates its seventh year with a new release, someone put his fork in OpenOffice's birthday cake. Go-oo get OpenOffice The Go-oo version of OpenOffice.org promises new, in-development features and...


October 15, 2007  9:14 AM

Michael Dell: Linux server uptake increasing



Posted by: ITKE
Dell, desktops, Linux desktops, Linux versus Windows

Dell LinuxAre Linux server sales increasing faster than...


October 11, 2007  2:41 PM

Script tracks Perl modules for you



Posted by: ITKE
Linux basics, scripts

Michael Hurley shares a script that he wrote called modlister. I’ll let him explain:

It’s a script to tell you what Perl modules you have installed and where, to query whether you have a particular module installed, to see associated files, etc. For...


October 11, 2007  2:06 PM

Gutsy Gibbon does not mean pre-installed Ubuntu on the server



Posted by: ITKE
Hardware issues, Ubuntu Linux

As is becoming a regular occurrence these days, it seems, a few news outlets out there this week are starting to beat the "Ubuntu pre-installed on the server" drum again as the 7.10 release of that operating system draws near (it's Oct. 18, fyi). If I sound unimpressed, it's not because I don't...


October 10, 2007  3:14 PM

Does Linux kernel 2.6.23 break VMware Server?



Posted by: ITKE
KVM, Virtualization, Xen

First, there was the great iPhone 1.11 update bricking debacle. Today, it's the great Linux kernel 2.6.23 conspiracy? Admittedly, that doesn't quite roll off the tongue as well as an iPhone story. That said, I think the implications for today's revelations about 2.6.23 are far more important to...


October 10, 2007  10:20 AM

Exploits of a mom



Posted by: ITKE
Linux humor

xkcd comic I don't know how many of you are familiar with the webcomic xkcd, but this one was a gem that I just had to post today. Enjoy.


October 10, 2007  9:11 AM

Linux 2.6.23



Posted by: ITKE
kernel news, Linux kernel

Usually I put on a little party hat and blow up some balloons for days like these, but I missed my alarm this morning and things got a little hectic in the ol' apartment, or Linux Launch Pad, as I like ot call it. Onwards and upwards to the news: Linux kernel version 2.6.23 is live and ready for...


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