Linux and the hungry Penguin

SCO gives up... Almost...

Category: News
Posted: 2007-09-15 05:00, Edited: 2007-09-15 10:00

The SCO Group, best known for suing IBM about Linux, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This was widely predicted even during the failed IBM law suit, but the timing as left some surprised as many expected SCO to run out of cash at the beginning of this year.

You can read more over at Hi-Tech Squad.

New Look

Category: News
Posted: 2007-06-21 03:58, Edited: 2007-06-21 08:58 have updated their website with a new look and feel... It also seems has if they have changed their URL structure... This means that many of my past articles have changed their URL... Here is an updated list:

Controlling your Linux system processes

CentOS 5 is a solid enterprise OS

Getting started with the CentOS 4.4 Single Server CD

A look at the FreeNAS server

LDAP in the enterprise



The Linux Equivalent Project

Category: News
Posted: 2006-12-08 04:00, Edited: 2006-12-08 10:00

The Linux Equivalent Project is an attempt to provide a database of Windows software and the Linux equivalent. It is still very much in beta and the page design is very simple, however it is quite a good idea.


OpenSUSE 10.2 is out

Category: News
Posted: 2006-12-08 03:19, Edited: 2006-12-08 09:19


I'm a SUSE fan and it has been my distro of choice for several years now... So for me it is great news to hear that 10.2 has been released. I am downloading it as we speak!

It is available for download (via HTTP and torren) at in x86, x86-64, and ppc versions.

The DVD edition contains more than 2,500 packages, including GNOME 2.16, KDE 3.5.5, Firefox 2.0, F-Spot 0.2.2. 2.0.4 now has a preloader that accelerates the launching of individual applications.

There is also an add-on CD with proprietary applications like Acrobat Reader, Java, RealPlayer and Opera.

More once I have finished the download!



Linux based diskless computer

Category: News
Posted: 2006-12-01 08:12, Edited: 2006-12-01 14:12

Linutop has announced a Linux-based diskless computer whos main purpose is to surf the Internet. It offers a completely silent, low-power operation in an extremely small package.

It used the AMD Geode and comes with 512 Mb ROM, 256 Mb RAM, 4x USB 2.0 ports, Audio, 100baseT Etherne, VGA and only weighs 280 gr!




The Basilisk Lizard is out and about

Category: News
Posted: 2006-11-28 04:50, Edited: 2006-11-28 10:50

Novell have shipped Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of openSUSE 10.2 (codename Basilisk Lizard).

RC1 is intended to help spot any "shipment blockers" and will be the last development build before v10.2 of the Linux distro hits the streets in its final version in early December.

New things in 10.2 include:

  • New Software Management Tools: zypper and opensuseupdater
  • Switch from Firefox version 1.5 to version 2
  • New wodim Package to Write Optical Disk Media (CD-ROM/DVD)

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