20 mag 2011

The final Linux 2.6.39 kernel was released

The final Linux 2.6.39 kernel was released with a fairly modest feature set, led by a new IPset technology for simplifying firewall deployment. Other major features include Ext4 performance and scalability improvements, a media controller subsystem for video acquisition, a block plugging overhaul for fast storage I/O, and support for the latest AMD "Cayman" Radeon graphics.

Linus Torvalds (pictured) announced the 2.6.39 release with some doubts as to whether he should have issued another RC release instead. A scheduling conflict -- caused by the fact that the Linux creator and overseer is wanted for a keynote at LinuxCon Japan on June 1-3 -- forced him to push the new kernel out the door without merging more code. The deciding factor, he writes, is that this kernel release window has been "fairly 'easy'." ……

more: http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Linux-2639-released/

18 mag 2011

Exchange 2010 SP2 was announced.

The Exchange Team is pleased to announce that in the second half of calendar year 2011 we will be releasing Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) to our customers. With SP2, the following new features and capabilities will be included:

  • Outlook Web App (OWA) Mini: A browse-only version of OWA designed for low bandwidth and resolution devices. Based on the existing Exchange 2010 SP1 OWA infrastructure, this feature provides a simple text based interface to navigate the user’s mailbox and access to the global address list from a plurality of mobile devices.
  • Cross-Site Silent Redirection for Outlook Web App: With Service Pack 2, you will have the ability to enable silent redirection when CAS must redirect an OWA request to CAS infrastructure located in another Active Directory site. Silent redirection can also provide a single sign-on experience when Forms-Based Authentication is used.
  • Hybrid Configuration Wizard: Organizations can choose to deploy a hybrid scenario where some mailboxes are on-premises and some are in Exchange Online with Microsoft Office 365. Hybrid deployments may be needed for migrations taking place over weeks, months or indefinite timeframes. This wizard helps simplify the configuration of Exchange sharing features, like: calendar and free/busy sharing, secure mailflow, mailbox moves, as well as online archive.
  • Address Book Policies: Allows organizations to segment their address books into smaller scoped subsets of users providing a more refined user experience than the previous manual configuration approach. We also blogged about this new feature recently in GAL Segmentation, Exchange Server 2010 and Address Book Policies.
  • Customer Requested Fixes: All fixes contained within update rollups released prior to Service Pack 2 will also be contained within SP2. Details of our regular Exchange 2010 release rhythm can be found in Exchange 2010 Servicing.

More at the source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/05/17/announcing-exchange-2010-service-pack-2.aspx

13 mag 2011

Ventanni fa… quando internet non esisteva ancora.

Ventanni fa internet non c’era ancora, ma c’erano le radio. Il CB le HF, le VHF e i radioamatori.

Sulla 27 di rado si riuscivano a fare collegamenti straordinari come l’Australia o il Giappone.

Come si può immaginare quei collegamenti avevano una potenza debolissima e la lancetta del segnale sulla radio non si alzava nemmeno. Dovevi carpire ogni sussuro di chi stava dall’altro lato del mondo tra mille altre voci e mille disturbi.

Questa è storia! Altro che Email!

Saluti – IW2GUY - 20NF131