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HP to certify Ubuntu 12.04 on Proliant Servers

The open source revolution continues to gain momentum, and when hardware vendors take notice, you know it's for real.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS build is scheduled to be released on April 26th.  The annoucement by HP means that customers using the software on a ProLiant server will be able to receive hardware warranty support directly from HP. since installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on their current (or future) ProLiant hardware that they won’t nullify any kind of hardware warranty.

Raspberry PI

A British-based company has released a small, $35 computer that the developers hope will will spark new interest in programming among children.

The Raspberry PI

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Loganville Linux

Linux 3.1 Kernel released

Linux has announced the availability of the 3.1 kernel:

From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds <at> linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Linux 3.1
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: 2011-10-24 13:43:13 GMT (3 days, 22 hours and 52 minutes ago)

Lights Out Data Center

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AOL has deployed a lights-out data center in their ATC facility

Mike Manos, AOL's Senior VP -Technology Operations said "AOL has developed configuration management software that has accelerated the process for deploying new server capacity. We went from provisioning servers in days, to getting base virtual machines up and running in under 8 seconds,” he writes. “We used Open Source products and added our own development glue into our own systems to make all this happen.