Caldera has made a move into online software management with the
acquisition of WhatifLinux from Acrylis. Much like the Red Hat
Network's up2date and online software manager, WhatifLinux (to be
renamed Volution Online) tracks software updates though it isn't
tied to a specific distribution and supports a variety of RPM-based
Caldera has added online software management to its services
with the acquisition of WhatifLinux from Acrylis, Inc. The company
says it plans to roll the site's software in to its Volution
management tool as "Volution Online."
Similar in intent to products like the Red Hat Network,
WhatifLinux provides Web-based software management in the form of a
knowledgebase that tracks the latest software patches or security
updates for RPM-based systems. The service includes an update
script called "WhatifLinuxAgent" that periodically reports a
system's software inventory and matches the results against
available updates. The company said it plans to add Debian to the
list of supported distributions in the near future.
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