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New LinuxCOE Helps Admins Customize Distros

Jun 21, 2007, 08:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"Hewlett-Packard released version 4 of its Linux Common Operating Environment (LinuxCOE) software this month. LinuxCOE is a front end to a set of Perl scripts that helps administrators by building customized install images for various Linux distributions. The idea is to simplify the process of installing and maintaining several Linux systems irrespective of the distribution on any one particular system. The new version streamlines the process of maintaining Linux installations created using LinuxCOE.

"'Cost savings through standardization is the key driver for the LinuxCOE project,' says Craig Lamparter, LinuxCOE program manager at HP. He says that LinuxCOE was crafted to provide a single process for provisioning and lifecycle support for all the Linux systems at HP..."

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