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+ - CentOS releases the Xen4CentOS project returning Xen support to CentOS 6. ->

Submitted by dustwun
dustwun (662589) writes "From the announcement

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability for the Xen4 virtualisation stack for CentOS-6/x86_64 The software is delivered as a dedicated repository under http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/xen4/ and were developed with the help of the Xen Project, the Citrix Xen open-source team, GoDaddy.com's Cloud Engineering team and Rackspace Hosting.

This should help a large number of hosters more easily migrate their aging systems to a more recent version of CentOS, as well as take advantage of newer features. There have been some rumblings in the CentOS world, and this announcement seems show that they've been busy."
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Comment: Re:backdated announcments (Score 4, Informative) 96

by dustwun (#42618249) Attached to: CentOS 5.9 Released

Their rpm announcements were all back dated.

They didn't release any of the 5.9 rpms on the dates they are making public.

You mean the packages that were released prior to the 5.9 install media in the Continuous Release repo? Perhaps you should review this page - http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR

Comment: I saw this movie (Score 1) 902

by dustwun (#26996313) Attached to: Designer Babies
While I didn't read the article, I did see the movie a few years back. It was kinda boring, so I do not support this.
I'll just go ahead and godwin this thread right now too: You know who else had a program to breed designer babies based on hair/eye color? Mod it funny or troll. Either way, history comes back every time and the movies/literature tell us how it'll happen.
Supercomputing

Red Hat HPC Linux Cometh 34

Posted by timothy
from the oh-doeth-it? dept.
Slatterz writes "Red Hat will announce its first high-performance computing optimised distro, Red Hat HPC, on 7 October. The distro is a step forward from the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Nodes. A part of the new distro is, by the way, created by a small Project Kusu team in Singapore. Kusu is the foundation for Platform Open Cluster Stack (OCS) which is an integral feature of Red Hat HPC. It might be sign of things to come, as more of hardware and software development moves to the Far East — even top-of-the-line computing performance."

Comment: Re:Who really benefits? (Score 3, Interesting) 240

by dustwun (#23452274) Attached to: Dag Wieers Scoffs at Coordinated Linux Release Proposal
A consumer desktop? That's what it takes to be a contributor? Let's take a look at RH's opensourcing of jboss, or check the kernel commit list for @redhat.com email addresses. What about the environmental tools spawned from RHEL, such as func, cobbler, and others? Then let's look at what folks like Ubuntu have given back. Sure it's a useful and flashy desktop. What project have they opensourced recently? Where's their contribution back to the community, other than their product?
The Courts

+ - RIAA protests Oregon AG discovery request-> 2

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NewYorkCountryLawyer
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "The RIAA is apparently having an allergic reaction to the request by the State Attorney General of Oregon for information about the RIAA's investigative tactics, in Arista v. Does 1-17, the Portland, Oregon, case targeting students at the University of Oregon. See The Oregonian, December 1, 2007 ("UO suspects music industry of spying") and p2pnet, November 29, 2007 ("RIAA may be spying on students: Oregon AG"). Not only are the record companies opposing the request (pdf), they're asking the Judge not to even read it. (pdf)"
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Education

+ - How the Open Source Movement Is Changing Education

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ftblguy
ftblguy writes "MIT's Open CourseWare program provides a great example of how the open source movement is rapidly changing education. The Online Education Database also lists Project Gutenberg, Wikipedia, Linux, Firefox, and Google as some of the other open source in education success stories. Open source and open access resources have changed how colleges, organizations, instructors, and prospective students use software, operating systems and online documents for educational purposes. And, in most cases, each success story also has served as a springboard to create more open source projects."

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