Friday, May 27, 2011

Bodhi Linux 1.1.0

Jeff Hoogland has announced the release of Bodhi Linux 1.1.0, an updated version of the Ubuntu-based distribution with a customised Enlightenment desktop and now also the brand-new 2.6.39 kernel: "Two months after our 1.0.0 release the Bodhi team and I are proud to announce the availability of Bodhi Linux 1.1.0. This is the first of our quarterly scheduled update releases to keep the software on the Bodhi live CD current. The live CD includes a number of package updates including: Linux kernel 2.6.39, Enlightenment SVN build from 2011-05-23; Intel 2.15 drivers, Midori 0.3.6. The Bodhi repository also saw a number of recent package updates including Firefox 4.0.1, Chromium Browser 11 and NVIDIA driver 270.41. When booting the new live CD you will notice that the art has undergone some changes as well." Here is the full release announcement with screenshots. Download: bodhi_1.1.0.iso (382MB, MD5).

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 Beta

Red Hat has announced the availability of the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7, a new update of the RHEL 5 series: "Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of the beta version of the seventh update for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This beta of RHEL 5.7 contains a number of enhancements for enterprise management, virtualization performance and data center flexibility. Also included are updates to the drivers and kernel to support Intel, AMD, POWER and IBM Mainframe hardware updates. Technical cool stuff: OpenSCAP improves security operations by verifying security configurations and vulnerability status across the infrastructure; SSSD for RHEL 5 authentication integration into the enterprise directory services; Expanded LDAP options for auto-mounted file systems...." Read the release announcement and release notes for further information. The software is available to existing RHEL subscribers through Red Hat's customer portal.