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May 31, 2007

Fedora 7: Moonshine Released

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 3:42 pm
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See the announcement here.

From the announcement’s language it appears the Fedora folk have been tippin’ a few and pickin’ banjos too.



May 22, 2007

Fedora Core 6: Mirror and Set Up A Yum Repository

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 12:47 am
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I’m writing this under the Fedora Core 6 category since I am currently running Fedora Core 6 on my home machines. BUT, I am setting up a Yum Repository in preparation for the upcoming Fedora 7 release due out at the end of the month. I will replicate this with fresh installs of Fedora 7 once it is released.

This article not only covers setting up and running a Yum Repository but it covers one way to mirror a distro as well (in our case Fedora). I find it very convenient to have a local mirror on my lan.

Running a Yum Repository for a local lan has a few benefits. For me the primary benefit is bandwidth savings.

This article is not for the beginner. One should be familiar with administration of a Linux machine.


May 1, 2007

Dell to Offer Ubuntu

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 2:06 pm
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Dell and Canonical have announced a partnership to offer Ubuntu Linux on Dell desktop and laptop computers. The Dell announcement can be seen here and the Ubuntu announcement here.

This ends speculation as to which distro(s) Dell will make available. Currently Dell offers ‘Enterprise’ versions of both Red Hat and Novel/SuSe linux on their PowerEdge server line as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux on their Precision Desktops. OptiPlex desktops and Lattitude Laptops are currently certified to run Novell SLED 10.

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