Installing latest MediaTomb on CentOS 5.x 32-bit

If I ever have to do it again.. since it turned out to be extremely easy (if you look a little longer and resists compiling it from source), here is how to install MediaTomb on CentOS (or in my case¬†“Installing MediaTomb on CentOS 5.4”);

“[MediaTomb is] an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a web user interface and AV transcoding support” (Wikipedia)

MediaTomb can be read about and downloaded (in source form) from  http://mediatomb.cc/

(Found the right software packages from http://rpm.pbone.net)
Instructions are as follows….

“Unbreakable Linux”?

Although I do not trust Linux in every scenario and application, Oracle has just made a pretty great announcement (and cheeky too!) to provide enterprise support for Linux (Oracle DB or not) for Red Hat installations at rates beating Red Hat’s own prices¬†with more than 60% and the best part – they backport bugfixes like Sun has always done and can provide a before unseen indemnity support for Linux IP lawsuits… this is very exciting I think!! Larry Ellison’s presentation was quite good too (link on Oracle front page) and hopefully it will all mature the Linux market a bit;

 www.oracle.com

Google testing Sun’s OpenSolaris

“Google testing Sun’s OpenSolaris, sources say (September 20 2006, 12:00AM)

Despite so-so interest among open-source developers, Sun’s OpenSolaris is getting attention from Google, which is eyeing the operating system as a possible replacement for Linux in its data center, according to sources. ”

This is interesting and would be good for the momentum of OpenSolaris… I think the world could use some more Solaris and less Windows and Linux….

Read the article on ComputerWorld