buhawi - buháwi' - (noun)
1: Filipino for tornado - a violent cyclonic storm, relatively small in diameter but with rapidly rotating winds that form a funnel cloud, or vortex, and that moves over land.

2: A stripped-down, server-optimized Linux distribution developed at the Bluepoint Institute's Open Source Education and Development Center.

version: 0.7.14
linux kernel: 2.6.3
journaling filesystem: reiserfs
window manager: waimea
package management: rpm

2004.09.18: Went on paternity leave for Engels v3 =)

Development halted pending Bluepoint's decision between Fedora Core 3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS as next base. Downloads disabled until further notice :(

2004.02.21: Upgraded default kernel to 2.6.3, rebuilt and employed selected Fedora Core 2 test1 packages.

2003.08.26: Upgraded default kernel to 2.4.22, derived some Red Hat Advanced Server code for asynchronous I/O, switched to reiserfs filesystem.

2002.05.02: Patched kernel 2.4.17 with the openMosix single-system image clustering extension.

2001.02.01: Modified and applied current OpenWall security patches to kernel 2.4.1.

2000.08.26: Upgraded default kernel to 2.2.14, switched to ext3 filesystem.

1999.05.02: Upgraded default kernel to 2.2.7, rebuilt and employed selected Red Hat Linux packages, switched to ext2 filesystem.

1997.12.21: First stable version, kernel 1.0.9, UMSDOS filesystem.

recommended reading
Most of the modifications in Buhawi are done in the kernel. For an introduction to the Linux kernel, you may read Tigran Aivazian's Linux Kernel Internals. The book is also available in PDF and plain text formats.

By default, Buhawi builds a monolithic kernel during installation but it can be recompiled to use modules when needed. You can check out the Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide by Ori Pomerantz and Peter Jay Salzman for information on writing kernel modules.

Need more information? Check out Juan-Mariano de Goyeneche's kernel links.

Buhawi is a platform for installing Linux services from source. For information on installing Linux using nothing more than the sources of software that are needed, see Linux From Scratch by Gerard Beekmans. The book is also available in PDF and plain text format.

You can also check out Robert Ziegler's Linux Firewalls and Gerhard Mourani's Securing & Optimizing Linux: The Ultimate Solution v2.0 and Securing & Optimizing Linux: Red Hat Edition v1.3 for a glimpse of some security and optimization guidelines used in Buhawi.

I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid. You're afraid of us. You're afraid of change.

I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin.

I 'm going to hang up this phone, and then I 'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you, a world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries, a world where anything is possible.

Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.

The Matrix, 1999

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