Blogrotate #22: The Weekly Roundup of News for System Administrators
Apr 9, 2010 / By Brad Hudson
Good afternoon and welcome to another edition of Blogrotate. This week has been absolutely insane so it’ll be another short one I’m afraid. Luckily for me the majority of news outlets were binging on iPad related press which left only limited space for real news.
Yes normally I do not cover mobile stuff very much, yet even after the above crack about iPads I feel obligated to at least make mention of it. I, personally, do not care about iPads. Wake me when they have those little scrolly deals from Earth: Final Conflict. For those of you who do care, here’s a quick list of places you could go.
- Ars Technica reviews the iPad
- iPad Review by SlashDot’s very own CmdrTaco.
- And last but certainly most amusing iPad jailbroken already, using leftover security flaw
And how is the competition doing? Check out BlackBerry sees iPhone shrink in rear view mirror.
There was not a lot of news on the OS front this week, but here’s a short list of the few OS coming to a device near you.
- Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Beta 2 available. I’ve been using Lucid since it was pre-alpha and so far so good. Also among the hubub of Lucid, see Ubuntu 10.04 drops Yahoo search as default.
- Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring Beta 1 released. I’ve not used Mandriva since it was Mandrake, but it looks pretty nice. I’ll have to load it up someday.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 was released last week. CentOS 5.5 cannot be far behind.
There’s a new exploit out against Java which has been proven to have the ability to launch apps on the desktop without authorization. Java exploit launches local Windows applications has the full story.
Here’s the list of what’s in store for the next “Patch Tuesday” release from MS. Microsoft Patch Tuesday for April 2010: 11 bulletins.
Have you ever wondered how a data center protects itself against the damaging effects of an earthquake? Check out Earthquakes and Data Centers over at Data Center Knowledge for an interesting read.
Are you looking for a PCI compliant data center? Check out PCI Compliance: Who Manages What? which gives good insight into the processes and highlights some things you should be looking for when you talk to the sales rep.
Were you the first on your block to run out and get an Intel i7? Well now AMD throws even more cores at you. Check out New server platform and 12-core Opteron keep AMD in the game.
The clock tells me it’s time I should be going. I am sure I missed lots of good stuff this week, so feel free to add it to comments. You know you want to.
Stay tuned, the return of tOra is at hand. I’ve successfully compiled tOra on Lucid and have the instructions to prove it.