CentOS 5.7 has been released

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I know I might bag out CentOS at the best of times, but Karanbir Singh – our fearless leader of all CentOS developers has announced the immediate availability of CentOS-5.7 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Well, what are you waiting for? yum upgrade.

More snippets

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Yesterday I posted about having an existing ssh-agent load on all new shells. Here are two more handy snippets of code from my .bash_profile The first code snippet is a follow on from yesterday, were I can type ‘lock’ or ‘unlock’ into my shell and the ssh-agent will follow on accordingly. When your ssh-agent is… Read more »

RHEL, Scientific Linux & CentOS: A sad story indeed

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I love RedHat Linux. I think it is a beautiful piece of engineering. Hundreds of thousands of man hours spent ensuring systems that have packages installed keep running. Continuously. One thing however that I have found is that my favorite RHEL clone for years, CentOS has been slacking. Bad. For example, RedHat Enterprise Linux 6… Read more »

Sydney IT Meetup Calendar

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Wondering where all the interesting Sydney IT meetups are? I have listed here a rough calendar for 2011. There may be some updates further on in the year as more events are announced. Big Meetups PHPConfAu – Late October. You didn’t hear that form me though because the exact date is yet to be confirmed…. Read more »

Holding back way to much!

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A typical day’s worth of updating my machines usually looks a bit like this: [tim@myhost tmp]$ sudo pacman -Syu :: Synchronizing package databases… core is up to date extra is up to date community is up to date multilib is up to date :: Starting full system upgrade… warning: gnome-disk-utility: ignoring package upgrade (2.30.1-1 =>… Read more »

Fixed my Synergy

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What does a computer nerd do when he is at work and trying to use one keyboard and mouse for two machines and it just does not work? Well, he fixes it of course! For the last few weeks, since switching my KDE desktop at work to Gnome, I have had this seriously pressing issue… Read more »

Got my new computer!

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Well, I finally got all (but one…) of the parts of my new computer. My new case, the Cooler Master COSMOS “S” is in one word: absolutely awesome. I love the fact that all of the drives can be pushed in, and with one press of a button, the drive will lock in. This comes… Read more »