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OS X

+ - VMware Fusion 2 Beta 2 Released ->

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Jon Schwenn
Jon Schwenn writes "VMware's Fusion 2 Beta 1 has been out for awhile. Besides basic improvements and improved graphic acceleration fusion now has the ability to run an OSX server as a virtual machine. Supporting 4-way SMP and 8GB of RAM in a virtual machine, users could run multiple OSX virtual machines off one Apple Xserve. With changes to the Apples EULA legally allows leopard OSX server to be virtualized on Apple hardware with valid licenses. The full feature list can be found on the Fusion Beta Site."
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PC Games (Games)

+ - Commodore Gaming (UK) Unveiled

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yoduh
yoduh writes "Commodore unveiled their gaming machines this afternoon.

While no pricing is posted it appears that it is just for Europe currently along with their media devices(www.commodoreworld.com).

Their XX model appears to be pretty beefy. I would just to just get my hands on the case!
  • Intel® Core(TM)2 Extreme Quad-Core processor QX6700: 2.66GHz 8M Cache
  • ASUS® P5N32-E nForce 680i SLI motherboard
  • 2x 150GB 10000 RPM SATA Raid 0 and 1x 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Raid 1 hard drives
  • 4GB Corsair® Dominator 2xTwin2x2048-8500C5D memory: 1066MHz
  • Philips® DVDRW optical drive
  • 1000W ICE Cube power supply
  • Creative® SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
  • 2x NVIDIA® 8800 GTX 768MB graphics cards
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Red Hat Software

+ - SAS and Fedora (or other free distros)???

Submitted by
yoduh
yoduh writes "(Sorry if this is too lame to be an Ask Slashdot post)

This is just a little confusing to me. I completely understand that free linux distro's are just that — free. Also that the people who put time into them do it for free. The Fedora Project is the leading edge for what Red Hat bases its enterprise linux off of, so why can I not find anyone that has successfully installed CentOS or Fedora with an Adaptec or LSI SAS controller. These controllers list SuSE and RHEL drivers.

What I am trying to do is just build a database server using some nice new Opteron(F)'s and a nice RAID setup. But it does me no good to have a $5,600 door stop that will not work with out a $1,500 operating system.

Controllers in question:
Adaptec RAID 4805SAS
LSI MegaRAID SAS 8408E

Now I am sure that some of you may just say to go with a nice SATAII RAID card but I really don't want to downgrade my hardware plans just to get this to work. The point is to build a kick ass database server that will last for quite some time with out upgrades."

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