Pie Box: The Mini of RedHat

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.

Pie Box Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution that is derived from the open source software made available by Red Hat, Inc. It is built from the source RPMs of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Only a small number of packages are modified in order to remove Red Hat's trademarks from relevant images and to skip the RHN registration step immediately after installation.

All other packages remain unchanged from those released by Red Hat and there are no packages added or removed. This results in a product that is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The updates and repository service is very similar to the up2date service offered by Red Hat, Inc. It is a subscription-based service under which errata are distributed that have been compiled from source RPM packages that have been released by Red Hat, Inc.

Update 6 of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 4 was made available today. This update includes the following enhancements:

  • New kernel features including ability to disable out of memory killer
  • Driver updates including aacraid, adp94xx, bonding, bnx2, cciss, dell_rbu, e1000, ehea, forcedeth, ibmveth, IPMI, ipr, iscsi-sfnet, lpfc, megaraid_sas, mptfusion, OpenIB, qla2100, qla2200, qla2300, qla2322, qla2400, qla2xxx, qla3xxx, qla4xxx, qla6312, s2io, sdio, sym53c8xx and tg3
  • Drivers added arcmsr, cxgb3, e1000e, netxen, pata_jmicron and pata_pdc2027x
  • Samba upgrade from 3.0.10 to 3.0.25
  • Updates to lvm2, NFS performance metrics, diskdump support, gdm, alsa, WPA Supplicant driver, PAM module, Microcode, automounter
  • Technology previes including autofs5, evolution 28, frysk, gcc4, systemtap
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