FreeBSD is just plain old good UNIX with rock solid networking stack. It is quite popular amongst hosting companies, ISPs, portals (such as Yahoo) and a few large financial institutions because of its reliability, robustness and performance.
A new version of the FreeBSD is scheduled for release next week (4-May-2009). A beta 2 was made available for download few weeks ago for final round of testing before the official launch.
Red Hat paid approximately $107 million in cash for Qumranet, a privately held company. Now, Red Hat positioned to deliver comprehensive, reliable and open virtualization to Linux and Windows servers and desktops.
InfoWeek has an interesting article about the open-source future – What Linux Will Look Like In 2012.
VMware Server is an entry-level server virtualization solution, which is proprietary, freeware software. VMware released version 2.0 beta of Server on July 1, 2008. New version provides appliance like control using nothing but a webbrowser.
Red Hat has issued a security update for its kernel package. The patch plugs a critical flaw that Red Hat said attackers could use to take control of a vulnerable system.
If you cannot get rid of Windows due to application software compatibility issues, try andLinux.
Linux does everything that many users want it to, but some people have tasks that require Windows applications. You can dual-boot both operating systems, or run Windows in a virtualized environment on Linux. Alas, virtualization makes the guest OS almost useless for processor- and RAM-intensive tasks like editing videos and playing games. Now, a Ubuntu-based distro called andLinux takes cooperation with Windows to a whole new level.
=> Run Windows and Linux without virtualization
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
Mihai Criveti has published a list for digital forensics work. This page is worth bookmark:
Computer Forensics is a science and an art. And to perform it, you need tools to identify, acquisition, preserve and analyze data in a clean, safe, non-destructive manner. Lots of tools. Everything from data acquisition to virtualization and steganalysis.
A list of more or less free tools (mostly open source or freeware, but I have included some relevant commercial products) no digital forensics expert should be without
=> Digital Forensic Tools: Imaging, Virtualization, Cryptanalysis, Steganalysis, Data Recovery, Reverse Engineering
Xen is a free open source software virtual machine monitor for Intel / PowerPC architectures. It is software that runs on a host operating system and allows several guest operating systems to be run on top of the host on the same computer hardware at the same time (just like VMWare software). Luckily Installing and managing XEN is quite easy under CentOS 5 Linux.