CentOS 6 - Great, but for how long?

Date July 11, 2011

Update: This post is receiving a lot of traffic because of recent CentOS news. I am leaving it for historical reasons, but you should be aware that RedHat Linux brought CentOS in-house in January of 2014, and the CentOS community has several resources at its disposal that it did not when I originally wrote this […]

Weekend Update: Sysadmin Meetup and CentOS

Date August 2, 2009

First, well....Friday was the Sysadmin meetup, and I've got to say, I think it was a tremendous success. Around a dozen people, all told, braved the rain, the barely working trains, and an incredibly crowded bar to come and drink with their fellow sysadmins. I really think a good time was had by all, and […]

As a CentOS user, I find the recent news disturbing...

Date July 30, 2009

If you haven't heard, Lance Davis, administrator of the CentOS project is missing in action. Reading that blog entry is disturbing on several levels. First, and most obvious, is that the single person responsible for the project has been missing. Above and beyond that is the portrait painted by that blog entry is not one […]

CentOS Wiki - Hardening CentOS Guide

Date July 20, 2009

If you use CentOS like I do (which usually just means you're too cheap to use RHEL, like I am), then this may be of interest to you. Jim Perrin, of BOFH Hunter recently created a new page under the CentOS wiki HOWTO section called OS Protection. It serves as a guide to hardening CentOS […]