IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat got me thinking about how the market for commercially supported Linux distros is changing. IBM is trying to find a foothold in a maturing market dominated by AWS while the market for enterprise data centers is shrinking. So, where is Linux being used (or will be used), and what’s changing in those spaces? » about 1200 words
This post is written with the intention of exposing not only the exploits which will allow you to root (or jailbreak) the device, but also the process of discovering and exploiting bugs, some of which are a dead end, while others lead to the holy root B-)
I’ve tested this cookbook against Amazon Linux, but it will probably work just as well with the current version of CentOS. Basic Installation First, get root and update the OS: With that done, let’s get the basic packages and services installed: That gets us Apache HTTPD with SSL, PHP with a number of modules, Memcached, […] » about 400 words
UPDATED: an updated installation cookbook is available. Amazon has introduced their own distribution of linux with tweaks to optimize it for their Elastic Compute Cloud platform. Like CentOS, it appears to be based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, though unlike the current versions of RHEL and CentOS, the packaged applications are up to date with […] » about 300 words
According to Groklaw, the long running battle between SCO and Novell may finally be over. The Judge ruled that SCO, the company that claimed Linux infringed on it’s IP and sued everybody in sight, never did own any rights to Unix in the first place, and has ordered the company to pay millions. Novell and others are unlikely to ever see much of that, though, as SCO is in bankruptcy.
2. Install APC using pear (the pear installer is smarter than the pecl installer):
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pear install pecl/apc
Stuck with PHP 5.1.6 on RHEL or even CentOS (and a sysadmin who insists on using packages)? Need JSON? I did. The solution is easy:
yum install php-devel<br /> pecl install json
The pecl install failed when it hit an 8MB memory limit, and I was clueless about how to fix it until I learned that the pecl installer ignores the php.ini. Turns out the best solution is to use the pear installer (which does follow php.ini settings):
At work I use Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but my personal stuff is served from machines running CentOS. Both distros were just bumped to version 5, bringing with them support for current components of the LAMP stack. I care because I want Apache 2.2.4, and while it’s pretty easy to get MySQL & PHP 5 […] » about 300 words
The real map of the world’s top 100 supercomputers isn’t nearly as US-centric as my screenshot suggests, but the operating system stats are seriously tilted toward Linux. Over 400 of the top 500 supercomputers in the November 2006 report run some form of the free operating system. Generic “Linux” leads the pack, but Redhat and […] » about 200 words
Holy smokes. As Dell’s sales slump and stock remains flat, the famously unimaginative company is trying to tap into the Mob for ideas about what new shade of grey to deliver its hardware in next. And what did the Dell IdeaStorm mob say?
more than 85,000 people took the trouble to register with IdeaStorm in order to tell Mr Dell that they wanted him to ship his computers with Linux pre-installed. Moreover, 55,000 revealed that they would like the free open-source office software suite, OpenOffice, pre-installed on their shiny new Dell machines.
And all Michael Dell could say was that there are too many variants of Linux. Of course that doesn’t explain why the company, who’s biggest contribution to the technology world was an online store that allowed customers to chose computer configurations from a dizzying array of options, doesn’t simply allow customers to buy their PCs with no software at all.