Enterprise Linux Log:

December, 2007


December 21, 2007  5:55 PM

Changes at Red Hat: A new CEO in 2008

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz

CNET news is reporting that Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik is stepping down effective January 1st and handing control of the world's most popular enterprise Linux provider to former Delta airlines COO James...

December 18, 2007  2:44 PM

Splunk: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love log files

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, disaster recovery, Linux Done Right, UNIX

Log files may be the most important piece of forensic information we have when determining why a server or application crashes. However, warnings of such a distaster are available to IT administrators. They just have to know where to look (hint: what do you think log files are...

December 18, 2007  11:11 AM

Ubuntu Releases Alpha Version of Server 8.04

Posted by: ITKE
Linux kernel, Ubuntu Linux, Updates and upgrades

The first alpha release from the growingly popular Ubuntu Linux is now available. The build is clearly marked as a not ready for prime time player, but offers a sneak peak at the next release, 8.04, expected in April 2008. You can also publicly contribute to the

December 17, 2007  3:55 PM

Penguins demand Linux for Antarctic data center

Posted by: ITKE
Linux humor

One of our editors at SearchDataCenter.com created a Google map of international data centers to go with a story, but he was kind of "cold" to Linux:

December 17, 2007  11:25 AM

CentOS 5.1 Released

Posted by: ITKE
CentOS, Uncategorized

CentOS released version 5.1 of its increasingly popular distribution, which is celebrating its fourth birthday this month. Version 5.1 includes 70 new packages native to the distribution including 17 in the series of the Yellow dog Updater,...

December 12, 2007  9:51 PM

The Big Three of Linux: Looking ahead to 2008

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, Linux blogs and news, Linux desktops, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Ubuntu Linux

What are Red Hat, Novell and Canonical going to have to do in 2008 to in order to dominate the desktop and server Linux market? Let's take a moment and assess the situation. Red Hat is the dominant force in Linux right now. They own the enterprise market. SUSE is also supported by many IHVs as a...

December 10, 2007  12:32 AM

Openswan 2.4.11 and xl2tpd 1.1.12 packages for Ubuntu x86_64 (Feisty+)

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, Security, Ubuntu Linux

The Ubuntu repositories are lagging when it comes to keeping up with Openswan development. Currently, the latest package in the Feisty pool is 2.4.6 and 2.4.11 was just released (with several bug fixes -- one that allows newer OS X clients to...

December 10, 2007  12:31 AM

It’s 10 o’clock. Did you remember to turn packet forwarding on?

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, Linux kernel, Ubuntu Linux

So I am on a VPN kick lately; I wonder if it shows? I spent the last week setting up and tweaking Openswan on an Ubuntu box in order to allow me to connect to my home network with my MacBook Pro. I finally got it working -- you can see some of the fun gotchas you might run into when using Leopard...

December 6, 2007  2:30 PM

Fedora 8 Virtual Machine Manager a ‘total failure’

Posted by: ITKE

For what it's worth, a test by Redmonk analyst Stephen O'Grady of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) on Fedora 8 was "not so much success as much as total failure." After overcoming some preliminary hurdles (i.e., a lack of Live CDs for x86- and...

December 6, 2007  12:17 PM

Mono: Does anybody want it?

Posted by: ITKE
Andrew Kutz, Microsoft

When you think mono, you think tired. You think sleepy. You think shut-yourself-up-in-your-bedroom-for-two-weeks-and-snooze-like-Rip-Van-Winkle. You get the idea. But that is not how it should be. Mono isn't boring. Mono should excite people! I am speaking, of course, of the open source...


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