Worthy of mention... the $9 Linux PC

This kickstarter is now overfunded, but still an interesting Linux project.

Logo Design

We are looking for a logo. Please submit your ideas. If you aren't artistic, talk with a friend who is. We will use the logo on the website and make it available for purchase on items (at cost).

Job Opening - Falls Church, VA

Will be at a technical resource, personable, presentable, must have some experience with Storage Technologies. (SAN/NAS)

This will focus on Linux based SAN storage.

Participate in implementations for NetApp installs.

Will work to configure wwitching environment: Configuring SAN Switches, both Fibre and/or iSCSI.

SAN EXPERIENCE (Should be able to speak to the following technologies):


Allocating Disk space for different servers

Backup strategies
DR Strategies

SAN experience with any product will do.

PREFERED SKILLS (Not required):

Virtualization VMware, or Citrix.

Last Call DC - What's new in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1

If you're interested in finding out what's new and exciting in the latest rev of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP 1, we're hosting a free event at the Novell office in Tysons Corner, VA on June 16.

  • Update to the latest Xen 4.0
  • Official support for KVM
  • Built-in integration with Hyper-V
  • Improved high-availability
  • First enterprise Linux distribution with an updated 2.6.32 kernel
  • Takes full advantage of the latest Intel technologies
  • Various desktop improvements

If you can't make it we're also offering in various cities, and even as an online 2-part series later this month.

Senior System Administrator (Linux) - Washington, DC

We currently have a Long Term Contract to Hire opportunity for a Lead System Administrator (Linux) with our client located in Washington, DC

Our client a Fortune 500 media company is developing software to make the TV viewing experience more personal, intuitive, searchable and customizable. The client work environment is very casual and a cool place to hang around and be surrounded by technical professional who are passionate about their work and congregate to bounce ideas off each other.

Job Description
• will be primarily responsible for supporting the large enterprise/Hosting environment that provides production customer web presence.
• Will be responsible for providing production & development support for the installed hosting systems infrastructure.
• Provide technical, functional & administrative consultation & support for projects, initiatives and inquiries.

Appliances and SUSE Linux

Novell announced through a press release today that the long awaited SUSE Studio is finally available for production use, along with a host of other capabilities and tools to help make it easier to develop appliances based on SUSE Linux Enterprise. These offerings include:

  1. SUSE Studio Online - web-based appliance building tool
  2. SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS - micro foundation for SUSE based appliances
  3. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Amazon EC2 - you can now run SLES on the Amazon EC2 cloud
  4. Go-to-market support for ISVs
  5. Technical preview of the SUSE Appliance Toolkit

Full press release

Debate over Mono

There's a long running "discussion" about whether Mono and apps written in .NET/C# should be included, nay- used, in Linux. Apparently, Richard Stallman doesn't think so... [Thanks to Slashdot for the reminder] He doesn't really go into the details as to why, but rather appears to be using his "status" to be enough justification to his argument.

If you are open minded and not simply a Microsoft basher, check out this fantastic explanation on Why Mono Doesn't Suck to hear the other side of the story. Then make up your own mind.

Me? I love my Tomboy!!

DISA Unix STIGS and O/S Hardening

As a former Sysadmin for a multitude of Unix varieties I was often hit with the task of adhering to some governing policy regarding lockdown or hardening of the O/S's that I administered. One of the more challenging was compliance with DISA UNIX STIGs. If you've ever had this task, you'll know that there are three components (the STIG policy document, the SRR scripts, and a manual checklist). There was never an automated way of getting the O/S in compliance, and worse, an automated way to ensure compliance as the servers evolved over time. This rather mundane task (finding, editing, and checking a series of configuration files, CHMODs, and the like) quickly became a daily "chore". Keeping servers in-sync with one another was a task in itself and making mistakes while editing O/S configuration files could set you back a day or two.