Tiny Sofa Server 2.0 Update 6 review

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Tiny Sofa is a server targeted, enterprise grade Linux distribution that combines the the vision and expertise of multiple open sourc

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Omar Kilani
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Tiny Sofa is a server targeted, enterprise grade Linux distribution that combines the the vision and expertise of multiple open source developers with the best components and ideas of multiple enterprise focused operating systems.

tinysofa aims to become the de facto community run server oriented Linux distribution, and therefore fill an ever growing void in the availability of a free (as in beer and speech) Linux solution that is deployable in mission critical roles throughout the enterprise.

The meticulously crafted software packages that compose tinysofa, coupled with a focus on security, stability and manageability make it the only completely free Linux solution suitable for enterprise use.

The global network of independent consultants supporting tinysofa aims to level the playing field with the commercial providers of Linux solutions and most importantly, foster local economic growth.

tinysofa is currently used in a vast array of real time business systems that require the utmost in security and stability. From VPN end points, firewalls, bridges and network IDS to application servers and database workhorses, tinysofa has proven itself up to the task.

The 1.x release series will maintain platform stability throughout its lifetime, with ongoing incremental enhancements and security fixes and a minor release every six months. This release series will also be available for the x86_64 hardware platform.

The 2.x release series will feature the Linux 2.6 kernel and will be fully architected around the SELinux security framework. This release series will bring about support for a wider range of hardware platforms, such as ppc64 and sparc32/64.

What's New in This Release:
tinysofa classic server 2.0 Update 6 (Ceara) is now generally available. This release focuses on bug and security fixes, integrates all released security fixes, and updates various packages (notably the kernel) to the more recent upstream releases. 'Ceara' features: The Linux 2.6.16 kernel, grsecurity support, APT and SmartPM for advanced package management, the next generation PHP 5 environment (5.0.4), OpenSSH 4.3p2, high availability features such as DRBD (0.7.17) and UCARP (1.1), the latest development tools and languages (gcc 3.4.3, Python 2.4.2), and much more.

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