Author: Brad Hudson

Blogrotate #7: The Weekly Roundup of News for System Administrators

Is it Friday already? Where has the week gone? Whatever, we’ve got lots of good news tidbits for you this week, including several follow-ups to previous stories. Enough jaw-jacking, let’s get to the news.

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Blogrotate #6: The Weekly Roundup of News for System Administrators

Like good day and welcome to issue 6 eh. This is another light one as it’s been another busy week. I have not had any time of my own to crawl through the news, but luckily my cohort Bill has flagged some good stuff for this week. Let’s get to it.

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Blogrotate #5: The Weekly Roundup of News for System Administrators

Hi all, and welcome back to blogrotate. It’s been a busy week here at Pythian which reduced the amount of time I had for cruising the news, so this weeks edition will be a short one. Here’s a few of the stories that tweaked our interest this week.

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Blogrotate #4: The Weekly Roundup of News for System Administrators

Welcome to the all hallowed eve eve edition of Blogrotate. It was a relatively quiet week this week but the 2 standouts are from the OS department with more reviews of the just released Windows 7 and the release of Ubuntu 9.10. Here’s some of the stories that we took note of this week.

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Installing TOra with Oracle Support on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Good morning folks and welcome to chapter 3 in the ongoing saga of TOra and Oracle support for Ubuntu. In this edition we’re faced with a new Ubuntu, new TOra 2.0, and new and exciting adventures, all of which I have stripped out so you can get this up and running quickly.

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Blogrotate #3: The Weekly Roundup of News for System Administrators

Welcome to volume 3 of Blogrotate. This is a short one this week, which is mostly dominated by the release of Windows 7. I have not had a chance to use it as yet but intend to give it a once over as soon as I get a chance. So, without further ado, on to the roundup.

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Blogrotate #2: The Weekly Roundup of News for System Administrators

Welcome to week 2 of Blogrotate. It was a short week due to Thanksgiving (Canada) and Columbus Day (US), but the world of IT is always buzzing. So as they say at the race track, pitter-patter, let’s get at er.

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Blogrotate #1: The Weekly Roundup of News for System Administrators

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Blogrotate. This blog is weekly filter of some of the most interesting news items as it applies to system administrators. We’ll be tackling such topics as operating systems, hardware, software and utilities and even some humorous items. The SA team here at Pythian all love of crawling through RSS feeds and tech blogs, and we’ll bring the best to you every week.

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First Look at Kubuntu 9.10, “Karmic Koala”

I just installed a copy of the titular distro last night and have been playing with it a bit. So far it’s been less trouble than I would have expected from a first beta, and runs well. Get Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala beta 1 here. A word to the wise, this is beta software and not yet ready for prime time.

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Installing TOra with Oracle Support on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

Considering my recent update to Ubuntu 9.10, I decided to have another go at getting TOra up and running. This time I am tackling a 64-bit system rather than the 32-bit “Hardy Heron” I had done previously. On my way, I found some odd issues that I will describe here. All in all, it was a good few hours of cobbling together the pieces I needed to proudly present to you . . .

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