SuSE is partnering with everyone they can...

While Red Hat announced that they are the first $1 Billion Open Source Company Suse is trying to partner with everyone who wants to.  This article points out that they have now partnered with 9,200 Software partners and 13,500 hardware partners. So when it comes to supporting your favorite hardware SuSE should be the best.  While they are the number two Enterprise Distro they are so close support wise that they are an excellent choice for any size company.  Don't forget that a free license comes with VMWare and other software. 

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

Episode 65 - We want some Pi and Cotton Candy..

Running Time:
1) Introduction

Box.net giving away accounts not at the normal 5GB size but at 50GB of storage for life, theirs not yours, for new android app users until March 23, 2012.  Someone figured out how to use that space as a mount point/drive on your machine.  It's a pretty cool way to get some cloud storage.

2) News
SLES 11 SP2 is out and what are they doing now?  Why is Linus so made at them?
The Consumerization of IT
What really happened with OpenStack and Microsoft?
Canonical's Ticking Time Clock
Wags really wants a Raspberry PI or 10

3) Conclusion

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Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

SLES 11 SP2 is out and Linus hates how secure it is...

SUSE announced that they are making big changes with this SP.  In the past they have only done minor changes and updates.  This time the changes are a little bigger than normal.  They are updating the Kernel to version 3 and adding BRTFS.  This is a big change in the way they are doing business.  For all the details check out this article.

Just as they announced this Linux Torvalds took a few shots at them about their, in his opinion, over bearing security.  We have to agree that some areas like requireing root to change the timezone.  If you want to see some more of his comments check out htis link.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.