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Dumping Windows and installing Linux Mint, in just 10 minutes

One of my older netbook computers, an Acer Aspire V5, is still being used by my partner. It still runs Windows 7, but it has been acting up very badly recently, and I finally decided that rather than spend a few hours trying to get it to limp along a while longer for her again, I would just trash everything ... Read More »

The most important corporate server Linux gets refreshed: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4

Cloud TV How business leaders are embracing cloud services The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Read More Red Hat may be planning on being the leading private cloud company, but that doesn’t mean it’s giving up its Linux leadership. On Aug. 1, the Raleigh, N.C.-based company announced the general availability of Red Hat ... Read More »

Microsoft joins Kubetnetes group as platinum member

As expected, Microsoft has joined the open-source Kubernetes developers group, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), as a platinum member. Kubernetes is the leading container orchestration program. Microsoft has supported Kubernetes, which started as a Google project, for some time. In 2016, Microsoft hired Brandon Burns, a Google engineer who co-founded Kubernetes. Not long after, the Kubernetes 1.4 release became ... Read More »

Debian GNU/Linux: Jessie is out, Stretch is in, Buster is started

The recent release of Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) has gotten me thinking about the Debian development/release cycle again. It is actually pretty interesting, and quite different from any other Linux distribution that I am familiar with. There are three main Debian branches – “stable”, “testing” and “unstable”, with names (taken from characters in the Toy Story movies) given to each ... Read More »

Debian GNU/Linux: Jessie is out, Stretch is in, Buster is started

The recent release of Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) has gotten me thinking about the Debian development/release cycle again. It is actually pretty interesting, and quite different from any other Linux distribution that I am familiar with. There are three main Debian branches – “stable”, “testing” and “unstable”, with names (taken from characters in the Toy Story movies) given to each ... Read More »

Debian GNU/Linux: Jessie is out, Stretch is in, Buster is started

The recent release of Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) has gotten me thinking about the Debian development/release cycle again. It is actually pretty interesting, and quite different from any other Linux distribution that I am familiar with. There are three main Debian branches – “stable”, “testing” and “unstable”, with names (taken from characters in the Toy Story movies) given to each ... Read More »

Linux just got one of its biggest kernel updates yet says Linus Torvalds

Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Sunday announced the arrival of the Linux 4.12 kernel, which is notable for its size thanks to addition support for AMD’s new Radeon RX Vega graphics card. “Things were quite calm this week, so I really didn’t have any real reason to delay the 4.12 release,” wrote Torvalds. As noted by Phoronix, Linux 4.12 brought ... Read More »

Raspbian GNU/Linux: New release includes installable x86 image

The Raspberry Pi 3 in its official case. Image: Raspberry Pi Foundation A new release of Raspbian GNU/Linux came out last week. Along with some nice additions like a new version of Scratch and a new Python IDE (Integrated Development Environment), this release follows up on the Raspbian for x86 released in January. The response to that release was far ... Read More »

SUSE releases Container-as-a-Service Platform

Unless you’ve been living under an SCO UnixWare server you know that Docker, and other container technologies, are taking over IT. SUSE, the major European Linux company, also saw this coming, so it’s releasing its all-in-one Linux and container platform: SUSE Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) Platform. SUSE’s not the first to try this approach. CoreOS Container Linux gets that honor. But CaaS ... Read More »

​How to use Linux’s built-in USB attack protection

There are USB sticks that will destroy your computer, USB sticks loaded with spyware, and even official enterprise USB sticks infected with malware. Last, but never least, when it comes to stealing data from a computer, you can’t beat a USB stick. There are devices like the USG USB stick firewall, which can protect you, or if you’re a Linux ... Read More »

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