For those that haven't heard Oracle is rebadging RedHat and providing support.
Things that I see significant are:
- Download RedHat EL clone for free
- Cheaper support costs
- Full compatiablity support
- More support for older versions.
- Don't have to be a Oracle customer
Oracle have contributed a lot of kernel patches recently so I think
they are fairly serious about that.
I think this may well reduce CentOs installs and some corporates will
go with Oracle.
WAND Network Research Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Waikato
I am Nigel Nguyen, currently doing a dissertation that study about
FOSS movement in New Zealand that focused on SME (small & medium size
enterprise - that is business that have less than 19 staffs).
I wonder if anyone from the list that run a business or the main
decision maker / technology people that could help me to have an
insight study in FOSS. Following are information about the study:
This research is conducted to examine the status of Free and Open
Source Software (FOSS) adoption within New Zealand context,
particularly the small and medium enterprises community. The report
of this research is a compulsory dissertation for my Postgraduate of
Electronic Commerce qualification. This research also aim at provide
literature ground for later study on FOSS in New Zealand as well as
to provide chance for FOSS developers learn about New Zealand
My name is Dung Trung (Nigel) Nguyen who undertake the responsibility
for this entire research. You can contact me at 021 78 6769, email me
This research is supervised by Professor Robert J. McQueen who
contact details is available on requested.
What will you as a participant have to do and how long will it take?
There will be a single interview which should take approximately half
hour. The interview will be unstructured (non-directive), unbiased,
yet still focus on the recent FOSS implementation in your organization.
What will happen to the collected information?
The interview responses will be used by the researcher to write a
descriptive research report. Only the researcher and the supervisor
of the study will be privy to source materials. Afterwards (30 days
after final submission of the report), all physical material (notes,
recorded tape) will be destroyed and/or erased. Some information,
however, will be trimmed to be unidentifiable and transferred to
digital format for later reference.
No participants will be named in research reports unless explicit
consent has been given, and every effort will be made to disguise the
Declaration to participant
If you take part in the study, you have the right to:
- Refuse to answer any particular question, and to withdraw from the
study (all collected information will be destroyed immediately in
this case) within 21 days from the interview day.
- Ask any further questions about the study that occur to you during
- Be given access to a summary of the findings from the study when it
- The Privacy Act 1993 will be applied in order to protect the
interest of participants.
If you are interested, please contact me off the list. I will then
forward you some further (formal) documentation.
Thank you for your help, time and attention,
I have a hard drive that contains several ext3 partitions an NTFS
partition and a FAT32 partition.
Is it possible to copy it's contents to another drive of a different
type but nominally the same capacity (one drive is 2.5" the other 3.5")
using some sort of bitwise copy?
If so then what commands do I need to do it?
I could do it manually by creating the right partitions on the second
drive and copying the files, but I'm wondering if there's a less tedious
Glenn Ramsey <glenn(a)componic.co.nz> 07 8627077