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January 28, 2008  12:15 PM

Ubuntu hardy alpha 4 release coming January 31

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Ubuntu Linux, Updates and upgrades

We have good news for those awaiting the next version of Ubuntu Linux. The next version for the Ubuntu 8 platform, alpha release 4, is to be relased on January 31, 2008, and the list of bugs is getting smaller every day. Some of the new features for alpha 4 include using

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 22, 2008  9:24 AM

Linux-compatible server options expand

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Rick Vanover, support

I was faced with the decision to implement an additional system on the RHEL 4.x series, or make our first jump to the version 5 releases. I decided to have this additional system to stay on RHEL 4.x because of our support situation. As admins are aware, there are many factors that affect a decision...

January 17, 2008  12:03 PM

RHEL installation hang-ups and virtual media fun

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

I had an opportunity this week to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 (64-bit version) for a system running a specialized vendor application. I'd like to share my frustration with you so that you can avoid such learning experiences in your future server builds. 

On a Dell PowerEdge...

January 16, 2008  11:08 AM

The ‘perfect’ CentOS 4.6 server

Posted by: SAS70ExPERT
CentOS, tips

The gang at howtoforge.com has posted another good guide. This one is a step-by-step for setting up a CentOS 4.6 based server for ISPs and...

January 14, 2008  10:27 AM

Server platform consistency for Linux systems

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Dell, HP, Linux versus Windows, Rick Vanover

Today's top server hardware vendors have expanded the line of Linux compatible server systems. HP and Dell, for example, have Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux available as OEM build installations, the same hardware that a Windows server can be built on. As...

January 11, 2008  11:05 AM

Making the case for JeOS

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Linux versus Windows, Rick Vanover, Ubuntu Linux

I recently tried out a test system with an Ubuntu Server 7.10 JeOS build. The JeOS (Just Enough Operating System, pronounced "juice" ) concept for Linux works well if one needs just enough to run a test...

January 9, 2008  1:32 PM

Use virtual keyboards to support international Linux systems

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

Should you be so privileged as to be in a position to have to support international enterprise Linux installs or distributions, you may run into the occasional situation where you need local characters and your keyboard can't offer much help. I had a chance to run a tool called

January 7, 2008  2:29 PM

Set up a Samba Domain Controller with LDAP for Ubuntu server

Posted by: SAS70ExPERT
authentication, Samba

Hey Ubuntu fans – ever wanted a domain controller with an LDAP back end for a server but couldn’t bring yourself to run Windows? Well, the guys over at HowtoForge assembled a great how-to guide for...

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