August 15, 2006

Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 AS U4 now available

Nigel Jewell writes "Update 4 of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 was made available today. This update includes the following enhancements:ere."
  • New kernel features including Device Mapper mirroring support, IDE diskdump support and Vmalloc support >64MB
  • Enhanced kernel features including multi-core scheduler support and performance & power enhancements for Intel's Core2 Duo & Xeon 5100 series processors (Woodcrest)
  • Enhanced system tools including LVM2 Mirror Support, updated Infiniband technology preview, technology preview release of gcc-4.1, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) preparation, updated Bonded Ethernet destination slave interface hashing capabilities
  • Browser re-base from Mozilla to Seamonkey (application suite from Mozilla Foundation including web browser, email & newsgroup client and IRC client)
  • Source re-base from Firefox version 1.0 to 1.5, Thunderbird version 1.4 to 1.5, OpenOffice.Org version 1.1.2 to 1.1.5
  • Driver updates including ipmi, ib_mthca, bnx2, bonding, e100, e1000, sky2, tg3, ipw2100, ipw2200, 3w-9xxx, ips, iscsi_sfnet, lpfc, megaraid_sas, qla2xxx, qla6312, sata_promise, sata_vsc, ibmvscsic, ipr
  • Driver additions including dcdbas, sata_mv, sata_qstor, sata_uli, skge, stex, pdc_adma
  • Security updates, bug fixes and feature enhancements to numerous system packages

Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 is aimed at people who need a stable OS with a long lifespan but don't want an expensive bundled support contract. It is derived from open source software with only four packages modified in order to replace trademarks and logos with our own. Features of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 include the Linux 2.6 kernel, SELinux, GNOME 2.8, Samba 3.0, Logical Volume Manager 2, PCI Express support and NFSv.4.

Further information regarding Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 and subscriptions to the Updates service may be found at

PixExcel, based in the United Kingdom, recognised the demand for enterprise quality Linux software that does not come bundled with an expensive support contract. This led to the release of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 3 AS back in April 2004. Since then PixExcel has been supplying a growing client base ranging from the home enthusiast to multi-million pound corporations. These clients share one thing in common - they demand a quality product but are sufficiently skilled to operate it without the expense of a support contract.

Pie Box Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution that is derived from open source software. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The full press release may be found h


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