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Archived IT - Linux Articles
11 Sep 2017
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SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 Released [66449]
ZDNet, September 8th, 2017

"The latest version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server extends the business Linux server to new processors and it improves performance and security.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) gets most of the headlines, but SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is also a top-notch business Linux. The latest release, SLES 12 SP3, supports more hardware platforms then ever and has better performance, clustering ability, and security than ever..."
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05 Sep 2017
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Linux 4.13 Kernel Launches With Accelerated Security Feature [66111]
eWeek, September 5th, 2017

"The fourth new Linux kernel milestone of 2017 is now available, providing improved performance and security features including Kernel Transport Layer Security...

While most Americans were enjoying the Labor Day weekend, Linux creator Linus Torvalds was busy releasing the Linux 4.13 kernel on Sept. 3. Linux 4.13 is the fourth new Linux kernel released in 2017 and follows Linux 4.12, which debuted in July..."
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05 Sep 2017
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Best New Linux Desktop Environments [66121]
Datamation, September 5th, 2017

"Most Linux users have their own desktop environment preference. For example, I enjoy using MATE, where other users I talk with get a lot of value out of XFCE, GNOME or KDE. Yet it surprised me when I asked my Linux using friends what they thought of some of the "newer" Linux desktop environments.

About half of these Linux users have never tried any desktop environment outside of the ones mentioned above. Because of this, I thought it would be interesting to compare the best new Linux desktop environments making a name for themselves..."
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01 Sep 2017
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So What Can You Actually Do With Linux? A Guide For Beginners [65979]
ZDNet, September 1st, 2017

"Linux is perfect for everyday tasks like browsing, emailing, photo management, financial management, and much more. Here's an overview...

In the comments to my recent post about dumping Windows and installing Linux Mint, in just 10 minutes, someone asked for an article about how to actually do things in Linux. That's certainly a fair request, and a good point..."
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25 Aug 2017
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Happy anniversary, Linux: A look back at where it all began [65812]
opensouce.com, August 25th, 2017

"Installing SLS 1.05 shows just how far the Linux kernel has come in 26 years...

I first installed Linux in 1993. I ran MS-DOS at the time, but I really liked the Unix systems in our campus computer lab, where I spent much of my time as an undergraduate university student. When I heard about Linux, a free version of Unix that I could run on my 386 computer at home, I immediately wanted to try it out. My first Linux distribution was Softlanding Linux System (SLS) 1.03, with Linux kernel 0.99 alpha patch level 11. That required a whopping 2MB of RAM, or 4MB if you wanted to compile programs, and 8MB to run X windows..."
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09 Aug 2017
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Microsoft Previews Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows Server [65486]
eWeek, August 9th, 2017

"Windows Subsystem for Linux, one of last year's most noteworthy additions to the Windows 10 operating system, is now available in a preview version of Windows Server...

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is making the jump from the desktop to Windows Server. The software component, which was added to last year's Windows 10 Anniversary Update, allows the operating system to run Linux command-line tools and binaries in the ELF64 format..."
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