Linode adds CentOS 6

For those of you who have been waiting, Linode has added CentOS 6.0 to their available distribution list.

Something to keep in mind is that 6.0 is out of date and you may want to wait until CentOS 6.1 (or the updates to it) are available.

Linode data centers under attack

This morning Linode is reporting that their Dallas, Freemont, Atlanta and Newark data centers are the target of a DDoS.  You can read more about it at

Update:  By 9am, Linode is reporting the problem as resolved.

VPS Performance Comparison

At the end of November, Eivind Uggedal posted a comparison of various VPS hosting providers. In particular Linode, Slicehost, Prgmr, Rackspace and Amazon are compared using various performance tests. 64-bit and 32-bit performance comparisions are also discussed.

You can find the comparison at