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Andrew Kutz


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  12:28 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...


January 30, 2008  8:43 AM

Linux Kernel 2.6.24 released



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Linux kernel

Last Friday saw the release of the Linux Kernel version 2.6.24. This new version does not include anything spectacular (Linus' words, not mine), but does include some updates to network drivers. These improvements will assuredly make some users experiencing network issues happy. You can go to


January 25, 2008  10:11 AM

Apt-file: Providing apt’s answer to rpm -qf



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Ubuntu Linux

Anyone who has ever used rpm for package management has at one time or the other had to invoke the command: rpm -qf PATH_TO_FILE The above command will tell you what package manages the given file, or more specifically, what package was installed, when it was installed and...


January 22, 2008  9:46 PM

Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS Dapper Drake released



Posted by: Akutz
Administration, interoperability and integration, Andrew Kutz, Ubuntu Linux

Canonical just announced the release of Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS Dapper Drake. This point release keeps Ubuntu's first LTS release up-to-date with the latest round of patches and bug fixes as we approach their next LTS, Hardy Herron in April of this year...


January 16, 2008  4:14 PM

The best open-source SQL server under the sun?



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, MySQL, sun microsystems

SELECT company FROM mysql INNER JOIN sun ON mysql.about_time = sun.smart_move By now most people have heard the news: Sun is acquiring MySQL. I was sharing the announcement with co-workers when one of them said that it is old news. He apparently heard about it last night or this morning. But as...


January 16, 2008  12:46 PM

Trac(king) software development



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz

If you are a software developer, you need Trac and you need it now. There is no other open-source, software management tool more useful to a software project life-cycle than Trac. Straight from the Trac website , Trac is an "enhanced wiki and issue tracking...


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...


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