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 »

Have ssh-agent load on all new shells

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I love ssh-agent, but always found that running source ~/.ssh.agent annoyed me! That was before I wrote this code, which I absolutely love: source ~/.ssh.agent PID=$SSH_AGENT_PID if [ -f /proc/$SSH_AGENT_PID/cmdline ]; then CMD=`cat /proc/$SSH_AGENT_PID/cmdline`; if [ “$CMD” != “ssh-agent” ] ; then PID=0 fi else PID=0 fi; if [ “$PID” -eq 0 ]; then ssh-agent… 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 »

Google’s Android Fonts

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I love Android, and I love that Google is offering such a good mobile operating system, for free. Many people might just remember that Microsoft grew to prominence in the IT industry in much a similar way. They provided DOS for free (or at least at a low cost) to OEMs, which provided them with… Read more »

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 is out!

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Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the latest update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, release 5.6 (with kernel-2.6.18-238.el5)! In virtualisation land, one of the major changes have been the addition of the virtio balloon driver. This new driver in Red Hat 5.6 allows guests to express to the hypervisor how much… Read more »