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Christopher Aker

Ubuntu 10.10 – Maverick Meerkat

Oct 10, 2010 by Christopher Aker
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” for both 32 and 64 bit through our deployment wizard. Please keep in mind Canonical will only be providing support for this version for 18 months – after which you’ll either have to upgrade or reinstall. There is always Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long Term […]
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Linode Turns 7, BIG RAM Increase

Jun 16, 2010 by Christopher Aker
Linode had its humble beginnings on this day seven years ago with just a handful of servers, a whole lot of time invested in code, and a dream to bring the benefits of virtualization to the masses. Over the past seven years we’ve seen cloud computing and virtualization explode into an industry unto itself, and […]
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Introducing the Linode Backup Service

May 4, 2010 by Christopher Aker
You do have backups, right? Yeah, we thought so. Backups are a good thing, but they’re tedious to configure and monitor. We’ve all heard the stories (and possibly experienced them) about some poor soul losing valuable data because the time wasn’t invested in a working backup system — or worse, false security was placed in […]
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Introducing StackScripts

Feb 9, 2010 by Christopher Aker
Need a way to quickly get a LAMP stack up and running that’s automatically tuned, tweaked and optimized for you? Ever wished there was a way to deploy a Wordpress stack that worked right out of the box? How about an easy way to deploy a cluster of identically configured Linodes? StackScripts™ provide a flexible […]
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Bandwidth Pooling

Feb 8, 2010 by Christopher Aker
While we’ve had network transfer/bandwidth pooling in our internal accounting for some time, it’s never been displayed in the Linode Manager — until now.  At the bottom of the main Linodes tab, you’ll now see a new section that displays the cumulative network transfer quotas for all your Linodes for this month, how much you’ve […]
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Linode and the Google Cyber Attacks

Jan 15, 2010 by Christopher Aker
Recent media coverage of cyber attacks appearing to originate from China against Google and other companies have mentioned a Linode VPS being involved.  No Linodes were involved in malicious activity related to this event.  In fact, it was Google itself that chose to use Linode to aid in their investigation of the attacks.  Google has […]
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Happy New Year, and New Employees

Jan 1, 2010 by Christopher Aker
We wanted to thank you for your business and wish you a Happy New Year!  2009 continued our trend of growth, both in customer base, and features and offerings.  Linode continues to grow as a company, and as such we’re pleased to announce three new hires: Brett Kaplan and Peter Sandin have joined Linode as […]
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Linode stomps competition in performance benchmark

Dec 4, 2009 by Christopher Aker
Eivind Uggedal, author of the free wasitup.com website monitoring service, recently posted an exhaustive performance comparison of cloud/VPS providers and their benchmarks over time. The post compares Linode, Rackspace, Slicehost, Amazon’s EC2, and Prgmr, and tests performance of Unixbench, SQL-bench, and page rendering times using Django and PostgreSQL and SQLite. This quote from the article […]
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Self-serve Linode Resizes

Sep 9, 2009 by Christopher Aker
We’ve just introduced a feature that allows you to resize your Linode from one plan to another with the press of a button. Now you can upgrade or downgrade a Linode without requiring a support ticket or waiting on us. You choose the plan, your account is invoiced (or credited) based on the difference in […]
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Linode welcomes Dave Finnerty

Sep 3, 2009 by Christopher Aker
I’m pleased to announce that Dave Finnerty has joined Linode starting full time this week. Dave is tasked with building out our customer service and support department, and as such, will be responsible for making sure you guys are kept happy! Dave brings his experience from various IT jobs in the NYC area. We’re very […]
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Dr. Dobb’s Linode write-up

Aug 24, 2009 by Christopher Aker
Mike Riley (twitter @mriley), a contributing editor for Dr. Dobb’s Journal, did a nice write-up on Linode. DDJ has been around in various forms for over 30 years, and is one of the most respected software development journals.  Mike reviews some of Linode’s features, the new API, and has a short interview with me on […]
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New kernels, fixed vulnerabilities

Aug 17, 2009 by Christopher Aker
We’ve released five new kernels which contain the fix for the recently announced Linux kernel local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2009-2692).  The following kernels are NOT vulnerable: 2.6.18.8-linode19 (Latest 2.6 Stable) 2.6.30.5-linode20 2.6.18.8-x86_64-linode7 (Latest 2.6 Stable – x86_64) 2.6.30.5-x86_64-linode8 2.6.23.17-linode44 (for UML) Please check the output of “uname -r” from within your Linode.  If you’re not […]
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