Turnkey Linux turns everything up to 12 on their 4th B-Day...

The guys over at Turnkey Linux have released version 12 of their awesome server appliance core platform.  They also added 60+ new appliances.  If you haven't given them a shot I highly suggest it especially if you are new to Linux.  Heck I am an old time Linux user and love the ability to just download an appliance like the one they that comes setup with the Redmine project management server and Git, Bazaar, Mercurial and Subversion SCM.  Everyone of them is setup and ready for you to use.  Just download the appliance in any of 7 formats from ISO images to OpenVZ VMs and so much in between.  The best feature I have come to love and rely on is their server back and migration tool.  They call it TKLBAM - AKA the TurnKey Linux Backup and Migration system.  It allows you to take any currently existing system and back it up to S3.  Then restore the backup to a new machine leaving you in the same state but on updated software.  All the benefits but none of the pain.  It's an awesome idea and works well.  Watch for a full review and description of my experience coming soon. 

One really import change is their migration away from Ubuntu to Debian.  Check out the article for a very clear description and explanation of why.  The reasons are sound and hopefully the right people are listening.

Most of all though we would like to wish them a Happy 4th B-Day.  Let's hope there are plenty more in their future.

OpenStack my drop Hyper-V support...

In a move to pressure a founding member to start pulling their weight the OpenStack team is considering pulling support for Microsoft's Hyper-V.  The developers are supposedly calling the Hyper-V code old and slow moving.  We saw the report from this article on computerworld.uk.  

Should they drop support?  Will this convince Microsoft to keep up with their commitments?  Let us know what you think in the comments.

Episode 51 - And then there was the linux desktop....

Ohio Linux Fest is Sept. 9-11 don't miss it if you can.

Running Time: 1:06:38
1) Introduction
Brian got an HP Touchpad and is running Linux on his Work Desktop.(sort of)
Joe still likes the GTV and is salty about not getting an HP Touchpad.
2) News
Will WebOS live?  Who will own it? 
Brian’s HP Saga Continues with this letter from OfficeMax.com
August 31, 2011 
Re: Cancelation of HP TouchPad Order 
Dear OfficeMax Customer: 
Recently you have been contacted and informed your HP TouchPad order was canceled due to HP discontinuing the item and OfficeMax not being able to source the item. 
It was brought to our attention that HP may be shipping additional inventory to its suppliers. Our Merchandising team has contacted HP and is pushing to acquire enough stock to cover the orders we had to cancel. HP has posted the following statement on their website - "Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don't know exactly when these units will be available or how many we'll get, and we can't promise we'll have enough for everyone." 
We have saved all canceled orders, and if we are successful in attaining additional HP TouchPads, we will contact you to fulfill your order. 
As always, we value your business. Thank you for your patience and loyalty throughout this situation. 
While we deeply regret any inconvenience this has caused, we ask that if you have questions, please call customer service at 1-877-OfficeMax. 
Raspberry PI the $25 Linux machine is a real toy now...
An Interview with the Linux Foundation President
What happened at LinuxCon?
Desktop Marketshare breakdown
Linux moves into a new decade here is how it compares to 10 years ago..
Is Open-Source Illegal in your country?
Maybe just Maybe SCO Vs. Linux is finally dead...
RedHat announces Aeolus  
Is VMWare really RedHat's Biggest Enemy
3) Conclusion
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