The concept behind rxLinux, is to centralise configuration and management of multiple GNU/Linux servers. New servers can be deployed in minutes. A web interface is used to build custom iso cdrom dedicated for specific servers. Server, also called rxnodes, boot up from that cdrom and get the rest of configuration and software from a master server. No administration is done directly on nodes. Everything is controlled from the master servers. rxLinux is based on the GNU/Linux system and related Free tools, ensuring your Freedom as a user and an admin.
rxLinux 1.0-b1 Released
2002-07-05 Linux 15 Comments
First I have heard of this, very cool idea!
that is one great, modding it to suit the desktop needs would be great for mass distribution of ready to go GNU/linux systems
Please. It is Linux. Linus did in a year or two what RMS couldn’t do in 10 – make a stable kernel. If I put binutils on XP, is it GNU/Win? I don’t think so. Linux is Linux, regardless of how many GNU utilities I put on my hard drive or distro CD.
yes, sure gnu is still struggling hacking its own kernel – hurd. sure we cannot ask every w32 application built using vstudio to be called M$ app. but shouldn’t linux give some credit to gnu, as you call utilities? why don’t you build linux with the vstudio you bought and completely kick gnu away?
each side deserves some credits in the whole thing if we don’t talk about the kernel itself only.
Merely calling it “Linux” is absurd. Its proper name should obviously be GNU/BSD/Qt/GTK+/KDE/GNOME/MIT/CMU/XFree86/Perl/vi/Linux. Or GBQGKGMCXPV/LNEP for short (which is a recursive acronym that stands for GBQGKGMCXPV/LNEP’s Not Easy to Pronounce). Give credit where credit is due! Mad propz to Stallman and his merry band of hairy hippies. Peace out.
At least Linux is now getting what sun offers for a long time and is called <a href=”http://www.amorin.org/professional/jumpstart.php“>Jumpstart</….
In the windows world is called ManagedPC (and works not that well, but that the join of the IA-32 Architecture
Linux is Linux, regardless of how many GNU utilities I put on my hard drive or distro CD.
Ok, than just skip all the GNU software. Especially gcc. I’m sure you find another free C compiler for compiling your kernel. Have fun.
i totally agree…GBQGKGMCXPV/LNEP…looks good..easy to market..
Correct me if I’m wrong but this seems similar to the microsoft managemnet console that MS originally introduced in NT4 with the installation of IIS4 and it now standard and commonly used on Windows 2000/.NET || XP
What would be cool is if you could use it to manage an entire network starting with bridges and routers all the way up to e-mail server, web servers and firewall.
It could be great for LTSP implementations where you manage individual ws0** machines from a handy console.
It’s noteworthy that Linux zealots flame away whenever someone uses the name GNU/Linux (which makes sense, see Cosmoe for a proof and GNU/Linux was the name from the beginning).
When was the last time you see someone flaming someone else because he used “Linux”?
This is such a load of bullshit, can’t you trolls just fuck off? If GNU is so bad than use some free BSD and replace the kernel with Linux. Feel free to call this Linux then and flame anyone who call’s it BSD/Linux to make clear what it is, I’m sure they will be happy about it!
I am wondering if there something available that let’s me centralise the administration of multiple FreeBSD workstations? Does anybody have experience with etherboot/FreeBSD?
Thank’s for the help!
Not exactly similar, but as easy to run, via a floppy or CD: http://www.closedbsd.org/
“Linux is Linux, regardless of how many GNU utilities I put on my hard drive or distro CD.
Ok, than just skip all the GNU software. Especially gcc. I’m sure you find another free C compiler for compiling your kernel. Have fun.”
LCC and the unsupported Intel C/C++ Compiler are not here for fun!
why don’t you build linux with the vstudio you bought and completely kick gnu away?
An adroit suggestion with only one flaw. By the time I launched VS.NET, went to lunch, came back, waited some more, noticed that VS.NET had finally started, opened my project, slept, woke up just as my editor came up, began changing code, had open heart surgery while waiting for those stupid line completion helps to load and so on, I’d be a hundred a two years old and completely dead. VS.NET is life-terminatingly slow.
As to the GNU/Linux vs. Linux moniker brawl, I think GNU/Hurd sounds kind of cool in a Unixy, oh-no-my-beard’s-grown-into-my-pants kind of way, but GNU/Linux is somewhat lackluster.
the rx mean: Ready to eXecute!
Because this is an installation-free iso distribution. Using the Web configuration tool http://www.fusionw3.com/rxlinux) you enter all the parameters for you machine (ip, hostname etc.), and a custom iso image will be download.