In a letter sent to customers this week, Microsoft senior VP Bill Veghte said the software maker will provide security patches “and other critical updates” for Windows XP until April, 2014.
Yet another Linux success story; From the article:
The Philippine government’s official weather service, PAGASA, has replaced its SGI supercomputer with a clustered Debian Linux system that can process information vital to protection against typhoons, floods, droughts, tsunamis and other wild weather conditions at a fraction of the cost.
The cluster includes eight PCs running as a single node, connected via a gigabit switch, each with dual 64-bit Intel Xeon processors running the Debian Linux OS.
=> Debian Linux cluster beats supercomputer in tsunami warnings (via ./)
Under many situations you may need to get a single file/many files from Linux ISO image.
You can mount ISO images via the loop device. You need to use mount command. First login as a root user:
Extract File(s) Under Linux OS
Let us assume that your ISO image name is disk1.iso.
Step # 1: First you need to create a directory /mnt/iso
# mkdir /mnt/iso
# mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/iso
Step # 3: Extract file
Now you can easily copy file called file.txt from iso disk image to /tmp directory :
# cd /mnt/iso
# cp file.txt /tmp
Step # 4: Copy foo.rpm from ISO disk image:
# cd /mnt/iso/RedHat/RPMS
# cp foo.rpm /tmp
Extract File(s) Under Windows XP or Vista Os
Windows do not have in built capability as provided by Linux to extract file. Luckly many third party software exist my favorite is Winimage http://www.winimage.com/. Download trial version (Iâ€™m sure you will love to registered this tiny utility later):
1) Install Winimage software
2) Just double click on Linux ISO file
3) Select the desired file and hit CTRL + X (or from Image menu select extract)
For more information read man pages: