Enterprise Linux Log:

November, 2007


November 29, 2007  2:13 PM

Oracle VM and the Linux virtualization revolution



Posted by: ITKE
Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Virtualization, VMware, Xen

A few weeks ago, Oracle unveiled its new virtual machine (VM) product, Oracle VM, based on the Xen hypervisor. But why is Oracle introducing its own VM when it already has the...

November 27, 2007  3:59 PM

Red Hat, Novell issue back-to-back announcements



Posted by: ITKE
Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Virtualization

In the past 24 hours, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) beta became available through Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. While RHEL has been available...


November 20, 2007  10:27 AM

Ubuntu server momentum builds toward ‘critical mass’



Posted by: ITKE
Dell, desktops, Hardware issues, Linux desktops, Ubuntu Linux

At CIO.com today, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth gives a nice year-ending top ten list on a topic he's surely familiar with on the most intimate of levels: Ubuntu. More specifically, Shuttleworth talks about the


November 19, 2007  9:40 AM

Google’s Linux-based Android takes on Ma Bell



Posted by: ITKE
Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Unix, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, Open source applications, Windows

When Google launched Android earlier this month, many people assumed that because it was an open, Linux-based mobile operating system, the target was Microsoft. Throughout the relatively brief history of Linux, the first competition was with legacy Unix systems and Microsoft Windows. Closed versus...


November 19, 2007  9:14 AM

Ubuntu JeOS available today



Posted by: ITKE
Ubuntu Linux, Virtualization

Ubuntu JeOSIt arrived a tad later than expected, but today the...


November 17, 2007  10:19 AM

November means turkey, GPLv3 adoption



Posted by: ITKE
GPL issues, Legal, licensing issues

When you think turkey and Thanksgiving, you think about open source projects that have adopted the GPLv3, right? Well, even if you don't, here's an update from Palamida about the 50+ OSS projects that have moved to version 3.0 of the GNU Public License over the past two weeks.


November 15, 2007  10:55 AM

Security alert: Remote Code Execution in Samba’s nmbd



Posted by: ITKE
Open source applications, Samba, Updates and upgrades

Samba release manage Jerry Carter once told me that the majority of "bugs" in Samba that get reported by users are actually misconfigurations of that user's system, or a problem with Microsoft Windows, and are not the fault of Samba. In one of the


November 15, 2007  7:58 AM

BIND 9.4.2 RC2 is now available



Posted by: ITKE
BIND, Open source applications, Updates and upgrades

Fresh from the yesterday's news file, BIND 9.4.2b1 is now available for download. This is a maintenance release candidate for BIND 9.4, but if you are upgrading from BIND 9.4.2rc1 the BIND developer team strongly encourages you to please see the README file...


November 14, 2007  11:37 AM

Red Hat Exchange gets appliance, services boost



Posted by: ITKE
Open source applications, Red Hat

When the Red Hat Exchange (RHX) launched alongside Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) in March and was expanded upon at the


November 13, 2007  12:52 PM

Tutorial on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Samba standalone server with tdbsam back end



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Samba, tips, Ubuntu Linux

From HowtoForge comes a timely tip and tutorial about the installation of a Samba fileserver on Ubuntu 7.10. The tutorial, submitted by Falko Timme, a system developer based in Germany, also lists how...


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