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Eilat, Israel
StartCom Enterprise Linux (AS-4.0.5) - Update Release
Eilat, Israel, November 25, 2007 - StartCom is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the updated release for the legacy AS-4.0.x series of StartCom Enterprise Linux. StartCom provides longterm support for its enterprise-class operating systems and with being fully based on open source technology, StartCom Enterprise Linux offers stability, reliability and security which allows for mission-critical server deployments.

- The sixth update release provides additionally supported and updated drivers, an updated kernel with new features (version 2.6.9-67), updated Samba (SMB file sharing), mirrored root support for Logical Volume Management (LVM) and updated GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). AS-4.0.5 supports the Xen hypervisor which allows for the running of multiple virtualized server instances on the hardware.

- Samba has been updated to version 3.0.25b. This addresses several critical issues affecting interoperability with Windows 2003™ and Windows Vista™. Existing AS-4 based systems will need to modify the configurations under certain circumstances when upgrading to the new version since some directives have been deprecated or changed.

- The kernel includes various newly added and updated drivers, updated CIFS client to version 1.48 and back ported NFS performance metrics from the 2.6.17-rc6 kernel version.

- The desktop applications shipped with AS-4.0.5 makes this operating system also an excellent choice for client and development workstations. Many well known products such as Firefox, OpenOffice and various development tools are provided already during installation as possible software selection. An updated version of Evolution (2.8) provides more effective integration in mixed environments.
StartCom Enterprise Linux AS-4.0.5 codenamed "Barak" is available for Intel i386 and AMD x86_64 architectures. CD and DVD ISO images can be downloaded for free or ordered for a nominal fee. Alternative installation options via network or hard drive are also available.
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