|| ||"Sternberg, Kate" <Kate.Sternberg-AT-bm.com>|
|| ||Media Alert: HP Releases Next Version of the Linux Common Operating Environment to Open Source Community|
|| ||Wed, 30 May 2007 11:24:47 -0400|
FYI - HP has just released version 4.0 of the Linux Common Operating
Environment (LinuxCOE), the latest upgrade to the seven-year project
driven by HP engineering contributions.
For background purposes, the HP Linux Common Operating Environment
(LinuxCOE) is licensed under the GPL and facilitates
provisioning/lifecycle support of Linux systems. HP LinuxCOE was an
internally developed tool to efficiently manage the growing number of
Linux systems (clients and servers) in HP's IT environment.
Essentially, it lets someone custom design a system running Linux via
the LinuxCOE System Designer website (choosing from over 100 Linux
distributions), download a customized boot image onto a USB drive or CD
and then install elsewhere according to the original design. Once a
system is up and running, LinuxCOE provides continued lifecycle support
for patch and package updates.
Within HP alone, there are over 15,000 systems that were provisioned
with Linux and currently being managed using LinuxCOE.
Key features of LinuxCOE 4.0 include:
* The ability to support 100+ distributions from the extended open
source community, in addition to systems from Red Hat and Novell
* A provisioning mechanism that allows quick and consistent
installation on a number of Linux systems at once
* A unified patch and package acquisition infrastructure based on
If you're interested in exploring on the offering
on your own, please visit www.instalinux.com
<http://www.instalinux.com/> for a test drive or
linuxcoe.sourceforge.net for more info and source code.
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