We just upgraded the operating system of one of our login servers, conquest.OCF.Berkeley.EDU. The machine now is available for general use and will be re-added to our login server alias once we're sure that everything works. Feel free to give the server a test drive, but please note that we might have to reboot it a few times in the coming days.
This operating system upgrade allows us to deliver greater security and better application support to our users. In fact, I'm pleased to announce that we now support Mercurial, a popular distributed version control system.
We'll also be upgrading apocalypse.OCF.Berkeley.EDU soon. If you really need a place to work uninterrupted this weekend, you can try our Linux login server, tsunami.OCF.Berkeley.EDU.