Enterprise Linux Log:

February, 2008


February 27, 2008  1:27 PM

Dell continues to expand its Ubuntu sales area



Posted by: Akutz
Dell, Ubuntu Linux

Originally, Dell announced that it was going to ship Ubuntu systems only in the U.S.. Then Dell announced the addition of Germany, France and the U.K...

February 22, 2008  12:12 PM

Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex planned for October 2008



Posted by: Akutz
Ubuntu Linux

Mark Shuttleworth, "Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life" of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has posted his vision for the (planned) October...


February 19, 2008  9:46 AM

Installing Google Desktop on Linux



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, desktops, Linux desktops, TechTarget Blogs

For individuals who have used Google Desktop in the Windows world, having the tool available on Linux may ease the transition to a new desktop operating system. I started using the Google Desktop on my Linux system. This...


February 13, 2008  2:15 PM

Installing Opera 9.25 on RHEL 4



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, desktops, Red Hat, Rick Vanover

If you are like me, you are passionate about your browser preferences. Lately, I have been installing Opera 9.25 as my browser...


February 8, 2008  10:50 AM

Added enterprise distro compatibility within development community



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, CentOS, Enterprise applications for Linux, Open source applications, SUSE/Novell

The Novell-sponsored openSUSE Build Service recently added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS. This community project provides a development platform for future openSUSE Linux distributions . This is in addition...


February 5, 2008  11:42 AM

Mobile Linux platform coming to a phone near you



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Enterprise applications for Linux, Open source applications, Rick Vanover

The up-and-coming LiMo Foundation recently announced that, in March of 2008, a Linux-based platform for mobile computing platform will be available.


February 4, 2008  1:33 PM

BackupPC 3.1.0 for Ubuntu



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Backup & recovery, Ubuntu Linux

While the latest version of BackupPC is 3.1.0, the latest available version in the Ubuntu repositories is 3.0.0. Normally, I wouldn't split hairs over a point release, but 3.1.0 has some very nice, new features of which IT...


February 4, 2008  12:53 PM

Rsyncrypto for encrypted remote file synchronization



Posted by: Rick Vanover
CentOS, Rick Vanover, Security

When you need to keep files on a remote system synchronized, you want to protect its contents should it end up in the wrong hands. You can use rsync to keep the contents up to date, but natively no encryption method is used. 

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February 4, 2008  12:28 PM

Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 4 released



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Ubuntu Linux

On Friday, Canonical released Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 4 to the mirrors. Alpha 4 brings with it many updates to the Ubuntu desktop, but how does it impact enterprise customers?

Alpha 4 is the first release where KVM is an official part of the Ubuntu repositories, and lib-virt and...


February 4, 2008  12:24 PM

RHEL 4 installer bug: HTTPS not exempted despite best efforts



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Red Hat

Last week, fellow SEL blogger Rick Vanover discussed how RHEL 4 is still getting releases from Red Hat, despite the availability of RHEL 5. Considering that Red Hat still...


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