StartCom Enterprise Linux AS-5.0.4
The newest StartCom Enterprise Linux AS-5.0.4 joins a series of successful and reliable operating systems build and distributed over the last three years by StartCom Ltd. This latest release provides full support for virtualization - the running of multiple instances of operating systems on one physical hardware unit. And depending on the installation preferences, AS-5.0.4 can function as server platform as well as advanced client workstation.
This release is using the latest in open source technology and with its known stability, reliability and security allows for mission-critical server deployments. The Global File System (GFS) provided in AS-5.0.4 allows the building and maintaining of high availability computer clusters, mainly used for data centers.
The natural support of the XEN hypervisor, makes the running of multiple virtualized server instances possible. The benefits of server virtualization are consolidation, increased utilization, an ability to rapidly provision and start a virtual machine, and increased ability to dynamically respond to hardware failures by moving a virtual machine to different hardware.
StartCom MultiMedia Edition ML-5.0.6
This is the first update of the ML-5 version and depending on the installation options, StartCom MultiMedia Edition can function as a multi-purpose workstation with built-in Web server, Database, Office Suites, Entertainment Center, Recording Studio, Video Manipulation Platform and advanced Desktop environment. In addition, the Video and Sound section offers some outstanding applications like Cinelerra, Rosegarden, Audacity and many,many sound manipulating effect tools, synthesizers, samplers, sequencers. It has virtualization (XEN) and clustering capabilities (GFS), an extensive developer platform (Eclipse) and even allows the running of many Windows® based application with the help of the included Windows API implementation (Wine). This is of course only a partial list of the StartCom MultiMedia Edition's capabilities. Many other helpful tools are just a click away. Also thanks to the new Yum Extender, installing these programs and updating this operating system was never easier. New are also the OpenGL driven 3D desktop which allows for incredible effects and look-and-feel.