June 14, 2005

Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 Update 1 now available

PixExcel writes "Update 1 of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 was made available today. This update features numerous security and driver updates and is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update includes the following enhancements:

  • Improved disk dump capability (including SATA and megaraid support).
  • Updated Intel Centrino ipw2100/ipw2200 wireless drivers and firmware.
  • Driver updates including ata_piix, bonding, e1000, e100, ibmveth, libata, lpfc, megaraid_mbox, megaraid_mm, sata_nv, sata_promise, sata_sil, sata_sis, sata_svw, sata_via, sata_vsc, and tg3.
  • Many platform hardware support updates and bug fixes.
  • 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 built from the source RPMs of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS with only four packages modified in order to remove Red Hat's trademarks. This results in a product that is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. 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 www.piebox.com

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 the open source software made available by Red Hat, Inc. Pie Box Enterprise Linux is NOT affiliated with, produced, maintained or supported by Red Hat, Inc. in any way. Red Hat and the Red Hat Shadowman logo are registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. RPM is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners."

Link: piebox.com

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