May 31, 2007  4:14 PM

Xen 3.1, XenEnterprise and RHEL



Posted by: ITKE
Open source applications, Red Hat, Virtualization

Last week, XenSource released Xen 3.1 (formerly 3.0.5) to the community, offering significant new features and capabilities. There are a number of enhancements, but...


May 31, 2007  9:44 AM

Mark Shuttleworth on Feisty’s ‘killer feature’



Posted by: ITKE
Ubuntu Linux

Phoronix has a nice interview up today with Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth, the millionaire backer of Ubuntu.

Phoronix: Among the many new features in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn are network roaming improvements...


May 31, 2007  8:24 AM

Fedora 7 goes live with virtualization, community updates



Posted by: ITKE
Fedora Linux, Virtualization

Fedora Core 7 launchesFedora 7 went live today and I...


May 29, 2007  9:22 AM

Dell puts Ubuntu on its main page



Posted by: ITKE
Hardware issues, Ubuntu Linux

Apparently Dell did not bury their new Ubuntu hardware 1,000 pages deep, as many Linux conspiracy theorists had feared would be the case. Dell's front page:


May 29, 2007  8:26 AM

Official Ubuntu on Dell page launches



Posted by: ITKE
Hardware issues, Ubuntu Linux

I think people may have been holding their breath over this Dell and Ubuntu thing, so please take a deep breath now and stop killing yourself over it -- Dell is now *officially* offering Ubuntu desktops and laptops.


May 29, 2007  8:17 AM

Samba 3.0.25a Available for Download



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Samba

Just a quick Samba update to mark my return from the beaches of North Carolina:

  • Major bug fixes included in Samba 3.0.25a are:
  • Missing supplementary Unix group membership when using "force group".
  • Premature expiration of domain user passwords when using a Samba domain...


May 17, 2007  5:43 PM

Red Hat, SUSE, CentOS? Tough choices for open source fans



Posted by: ITKE
Open source Solaris, Oracle Linux, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell

Usually, very practical factors determine product choices for IT managers. When it comes to Linux and open source products, however, emotions -- particularly conscience and loyalty -- battle with reason. While writing about


May 17, 2007  5:16 PM

Why Novell fan left NetWare, SUSE behind



Posted by: ITKE
Linux versus Windows, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell

Leaving Novell, despite years of loyalty, for Red Hat Linux At Red Hat Summit last week, I talked to a Novell NetWare diehard whose relationship with and love for Novell died, well, hard. This is...


May 17, 2007  10:47 AM

Microsoft’s patent FUD –> target Red Hat?



Posted by: ITKE
Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell

Comments made today by LinuxToday editor Brian Proffit on his blog The Hoosier Penguin resonate with what IP attorney John Rabena told me yesterday in our interview, "


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