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28 May 2017
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Includes Improved Security Features [63933]
eWeek, May 26th 2017

"Today's topics include improved security features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, how Google, IBM and Lyft collaborated on the Istio open microservices technology; Infosys' effort to harness purposeful AI; and the new DIY functionality added to the Quick Base app development product.

The upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 release is set to provide organizations with a series of new features and enhancements that will improve security and performance. Red Hat released a beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4 on May 23, providing organizations with an opportunity to preview the new features..."
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23 May 2017
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The History Of Ubuntu Linux, Canonical's Open Source OS [63725]
The VAR Guy, May 23rd 2017

"In October 2004 the first Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 4.10, debuted. Codenamed Warty Warthog because it was rough around the edges, Ubuntu 4.10 inaugurated a tradition of releasing new version of Ubuntu each April and October that Canonical has maintained up to the present -- with the exception of Ubuntu 6.06, which came out a couple of months late in 2006.

Ubuntu 4.04 launched six months after Mark Shuttleworth first met with Debian developers to discuss the creation of a new, Debian-based Linux distribution that would emphasize ease-of-use, regular release cycles, accessibility and internationalization..."
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16 May 2017
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Amazing Facts About Dennis Ritchie, The Inventor Of C Programming Language And Unix [63478]
TechWorm, May 16th 2017

"The internet is filled with stories and praises of software giants such as Steve Jobs. However, the one man responsible for the rise of software, the man who's work enabled men like Steve Jobs to build their technology empires on - Dennie Ritchie - is someone whom the world at large has forgotten. For many of us unfamiliar with the name, here's why we should be singing his praises..."
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11 May 2017
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Microsoft To Add Support For Suse, Fedora Bash Shells To Windows 10 [63278]
ZDNet, May 11th 2017

"Microsoft is continuing to bring more Linux shell options to Windows 10, Windows Server and its Azure Portal...

Microsoft already offers Ubuntu Linux via its Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10.

Now the company is set to add support for more Linux distributions in the coming months, officials said on May 11 during Microsoft's Build 2017 Day 2 keynote.

The SuSE and Fedora Bash shells -- as well as the existing Ubuntu shell -- are all going to be available for download from the Windows Store, said Microsoft Executive Vice President of Windows and Devices Terry Myerson..."
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08 May 2017
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Why The Largest Companies In The World Count On Linux Servers [63277]
Linux Journal, May 7th 2017

"Linux started its life in the data center as a cheaper alternative to UNIX. At the time, UNIX operating systems ruled the industry and for good reason. They were performant, fault tolerant and extremely stable. They also were very expensive and ran on very proprietary hardware. A lot of the familiar utilities and applications developed for those UNIX platforms eventually were ported over to Linux. So, once Linux ran services like Apache, it came as no surprise that Linux would usurp and replace the very same technologies that once inspired its creation. The very best part was that Linux ran on commodity x86 hardware. At the end of the day, anyone could deploy a Linux server at a fraction of the cost to deploy something from Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics (SGI) or from any other UNIX distributor..."
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01 May 2017
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Linux 4.11 Improves Security And Performance [63045]
ServerWatch, May 1st 2017

"Linux creator Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 4.11 kernel on April 30, providing new features that will help improve the performance and storage capabilities of Linux operating systems.

The 4.11 kernel is the second major Linux kernel release of 2017, following the February 19th Linux 4.10 kernel release..."

"Shortlog appended for people who want to peruse the details, but it's a mix all over, with about half being drivers (networking dominates, but some sound fixlets too), with the rest being some arch updates, generic networking, and filesystem (nfs[d])fixes," Torvalds wrote in a mailing list message announcing the new kernel.
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