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High Performance Linux News for Jun 03, 2009

  • Vista -- The Most Secure Enterprise OS? (Jun 03, 2009, 22:31)
    ServerWatch: "If you ask Microsoft's COO Kevin Turner, he'll tell you this: "Vista today, post-Service Pack 2, which is now in the marketplace, is the safest, most reliable OS we've ever built. It's also the most secure OS on the planet, including Linux and open source and Apple Leopard.""
    He left out "bestest"-- ed

  • Jolicloud Alpha release available (Jun 03, 2009, 22:01)
    ItRunsOnLinux: "The first Alpha release of the Joilicloud OS is available. Jolicloud is an Internet operating system. It combines the 2 driving forces of the modern computing industry: the open source & the open web."

  • Latest OpenSolaris is much faster than Linux, says Sun (Jun 03, 2009, 21:01)
    ComputerWeekly: "Sun Microsystems has boosted networking and performance in the latest version of OpenSolaris, by including Project Crossbow from the Solaris operating system."

  • Red Hat Linux helps to powers Verizon's Cloud (Jun 03, 2009, 20:31)
    Netstat -vat: "While the cloud is a compute infrastructure, it still needs an operating system and for Verizon that means both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows."

  • NILFS: A File System to Make SSDs Scream (Jun 03, 2009, 20:01)
    Linux Magazine: "The 2.6.30 kernel is chock full of next-gen file systems. One such example is NILFS, a new log-structured file system that dramatically improves write performance."

  • VirtualBox and the X Windowing System (Jun 03, 2009, 16:01)
    Another day in development... "Anyways, whenever virtualizing a non-Windows operating system which utilizes the X Windowing system over VirtualBox, it may be beneficial to have some flexibility on supported resolutions for the GUI."

  • Linux: Lean on Me (Jun 03, 2009, 09:01)
    Daniweb: "I received a newsletter from rPath concerning Lean IT and it occurred to me that Linux is the keystone in each one of the elements listed in it: Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Cost reduction mandates. As more businesses work toward saving money, they'll look for ways to save on IT infrastructure (Hardware), labor and external services."