June 2008

CentOS 5.2 Released Posted Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 10:52 PM by mayhem
The CentOS team is pleased to announce the availability of CentOS 5.2. Major changes in CentOS 5 compared to CentOS 4 include:

These updated software versions: Apache-2.2, php-5.1.6, kernel-2.6.18, Gnome-2.16, KDE-3.5, OpenOffice.org-2.3, Evolution-2.12, Firefox-3.0, Thunderbird-2.0, MySQL-5.0, PostgreSQL-8.1.

Better desktop support with compiz and AIGLX.

Virtualization provided by the Xen hypervisor with Virtual Machine Manager and libvirt.

Sabayon to simplify the construction of user profiles.

* Links: Distro Release Announcement | LiveCD Release Announcement
* Documentation: CentOS 5
* Screenshots
* Reviews: Linux.com
* Release Notes: CentOS | Upstream
The Interactive Linux Kernel Map Posted Sunday, June 29, 2008 @ 11:11 PM by mayhem
"The Linux kernel is one of most complex open source projects. Even though there are a lot of books on the Linux kernel, it is still a difficult subject to comprehend. The interactive Linux kernel map gives you a top-down view of the kernel. You can see the most important layers, functionalities, modules, functions, and calls. Each function on the map is a link to its source code. The map is interactive. You can zoom in and drag around to see details." (Source: Slashdot)