March 10, 2006

Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 Update 3 now available.

PixExcel writes "Update 3 of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 was made available today. This update includes the following enhancements:
  • Enhanced security including execshield updates, use of gcc FORTIFY_SOURCE build option in some package updates, SELinux policy updates, updated kernel key management support
  • Enhanced system tools including SystemTap dynamic system instrumentation tool, kernel crash dump analysis tool, technology preview of Frysk execution analysis framework, updated OpenIPMI support
  • Enhanced storage including improvements to autofs/automount, device-mapper snapshot and multipath I/O improvements, support for 4GB versions of Fibre Channel HBAs, NFS access control lists (asynchronous I/O)
  • Enhanced networking including technology preview of Infiniband support via the OpenIB stack
  • Driver updates including cciss, hangcheck-timer, ipmi_devintf, ipmi_msghandler, ipmi_poweroff, ipmi_si, ipmi_watchdog, mptbase, e1000, ixgb, tg3, aacraid, ahci, ata_piix, iscsi_sfnet, libata, qla2100, qla2200, qla2300, qla2322, qla2xxx, qla6312, sata_nv, sata_promise, sata_svw, sata_sx4, sata_vsc, cifs
  • Driver additions including bnx2, dell_rbu, ib_mthca, megaraid_sas, qla2400, typhoon
  • 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."


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