Linux kernel version 2.6.28 has been released and available for download. The new version includes following stable and new features:
a] ext4 file system – The ext4 filesystem can support volumes with sizes up to 1 exbibyte and files with sizes up to 16 TiB. ext4 removes ext3 64-bit storage limits and adds other performance improvements.
b] Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) – It is a a modern memory manager specialized for use in device drivers for graphics chipsets. It manages graphics memory, controls the execution context and manages the Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) environment on modern graphics chipsets. The “xf86-video-intel” device driver will feature GEM integration.
c] Other features – Stable USB drivers, KVM, bug fixes and other stuff.
=> Download Linux kernel 2.6.28 here. You may also find our kernel compile tutorial useful.
Python 3.0 final officially released!
Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.
Wordpress 2.7 promises to add threaded comments support along with lots of new features. Checkout Ryan’s blog post about all upcoming features.
RHEL 5.2 beta has been released. Red Hat engineers backport many of the new features from later kernels to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel, such as support for new hardware and virtualization enhancements. This provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscribers with important new capabilities while maintaining stable application interfaces — so that applications continue to run after new updates are installed. And, of course, itâ€™s always worth repeating that updates, which are released about twice a year, are included with every Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription.
This will give our you a chance to see what your systems will be running later this year. You can grab beta version from RHN.
=> Press Release : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Beta
Perl is a dynamic programming language created by Larry Wall and first released in 1987. Perl is used in many sys admin and web related projects. Perl 1 was released to the public by Larry Wall 20 years ago today. Perl 5.10 isnâ€™t just a bug fix version: itâ€™s full of new features that Iâ€™m eager to use: named captures in regular expressions, state variables for subroutines, the defined-or operator, a switch statement (called given-when, though), a faster regex engine, and more. You can read more here and here.
phpBB final version 3 has been released and available for download. phpBB is a popular Internet forum package written in the PHP programming language.
Update: Firefox final 3.0 has been released for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Grab it while it is hot!
Check out more Firefox 3.0 pictures here
If you like Firefox and cutting edge software, this is a must for you.
The development name for Mozilla Firefox 3 is Gran Paradiso (a national park in Italy). Firefox version 3.0 alpha released on December 8, 2006 (final version will be release later in May 2007)
Firefox 3 will also include several new features and some that were bumped from Firefox 2, such as the overhauled Places system for storing bookmarks and history in an SQLLite database.
Do not install this on production system. This software is useful if you are a developer or testing out software to find out bugs.
=> Download Firefox 3.0 (alpha). You can just follow these Linux installation instructions.
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From the FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE Announcement “It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE. This release is the next step in the development of the 6.X branch, delivering several performance improvements, many bugfixes, and a few new features as follows“:
- Addition of a keyboard multiplexer. This allows USB and PS/2 keyboards to coexist without any special options at boot.
- Many fixes for filesystem stability. High load stress tests are now run successfully on a regular basis as part of the normal FreeBSD QA process.
- Automatic configuration for man Bluetooth devices, as well as automatic support for running WiFi access points.
- Addition of drivers for new ethernet and SAS and SATA RAID controllers.
- BIND updated to 9.3.2
- sendmail updated to 8.13.6
FreeBSD 6.1 Download
It is time to update my local FreeBSD server 🙂