Monthly Archives: July 2007

Canonical’s Landscape is flawed.

Canon­i­cal, the com­pany behind Ubuntu, has announced a beta ver­sion of it’s new cen­tral­ized man­age­ment soft­ware called Land­scape. Land­scape is tar­geted at large scale deploy­ments of Ubuntu and since man­age­abil­ity mat­ters to me I was intrigued by the pos­si­bil­ity to con­sid­er­ably ease the admin­is­tra­tion of deployed Ubuntu sys­tems. Land­scape can do a lot of stuff

OpenBSD installer for the lazy

Cor­po­rate server rooms are not nice places to hang out. They’re very noisy and cold (at least in front of the racks) and they gen­er­ally lack the com­fort of the ergonomic office chair at my desk. Nor­mally any kind of food or bev­er­ages are strictly for­bid­den in server rooms so I have to leave my

Thoughts on OpenBSD manageability

I care about man­age­abil­ity because it directly influ­ences my job and defines how much time I have to spend on triv­ial tasks like patch­ing or upgrad­ing oper­at­ing sys­tems. My goal is to spend as lit­tle time as pos­si­ble doing triv­ial & repet­i­tive stuff so that I have more time for things that I con­sider more

New router platform

PC Engines, a com­pany that designs embed­ded PC hard­ware, has a succ­ses­sor to it’s bril­liant WRAP (Wire­less Router Appli­ca­tion Plat­form) line of boards. The new line of boards, called ALIX, will have a 433 or 500 MHz AMD Geode LX CPU and either 128 or 256 MB SDRAM Accord­ing to their web­site the fol­low­ing con­fig­u­ra­tions are