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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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09 Aug 2017
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Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 Reaches General Availability [65487]
ServerWatch, August 9th, 2017

"Oracle has released the latest update of its Oracle Linux operating system, providing organizations with a freely-available enterprise Linux operating system.

Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 is based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 release that first debuted on August 1. Oracle LinuxOracle has been building its own Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux since October 2006.

A key difference between Oracle Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux however is in the Linux kernel. Oracle Linux has long offered a Red Hat-Compatible Kernel as well as its own Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux (UEK). The UEK is optimized for Oracle application deployment, including Oracle's enterprise database..."
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03 Aug 2017
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What's New in RHEL 7.4 [65382]
ITPro Windows, August 3th, 2017

"These days when a new version of an operating system is released, there's usually not a lot of gee-whiz new whistles and bells to make the front office folks salivate -- especially if it's a point release. But there are still plenty of new features to make DevOps folks happy -- nuts and bolts stuff that makes everybody's life easier.

That's the case with the release earlier this week of Red Hat Enterprise Linux's latest and greatest, RHEL 7.4. It doesn't really do anything new and exciting enough to impress non-techie bosses, but it's loaded with new features that count where it matters..."
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31 Jul 2017
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Using Linux Performance Tools [65327]
O'Reilly, July 31st, 2017

"Move from basic Linux administration to advanced in this course that details how to monitor, profile, and trace Linux systems and applications. Linux expert Sasha Goldshtein shows you how to run basic performance checklists to get a reading of high-level system performance.

You'll discover ways to diagnose specific issues such as high CPU load, excessive I/O, and slow network requests; as well as gain a solid understanding of the Linux system infrastructure that makes tracing and profiling possible. The course is designed for application developers, system administrators, and SREs with some Linux system administration experience and a basic understanding of OS concepts like threads, I/O operations, and memory..."
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27 Jul 2017
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openSUSE 42.3 [65181]
The FOSS Post, July 27th 2017

"After 8 months of continues development. The openSUSE team has just announced openSUSE 42.3. Which is considered to be the latest release of the stable openSUSE branch (called Leap).

openSUSE continues to be an enterprise-ready distribution. Since it started to be built again on SUSE Linux base (since 42.1). The new version is based on SLE 12 SP3.

openSUSE 42.3 comes with a lot of new features and updates, here's the new stuff:..."
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17 Jul 2017
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How Microsoft Brought SQL Server To Linux [65032]
TechCrunch, July 17th 2017

"Back in 2016, when Microsoft announced that SQL Server would soon run on Linux, the news came as a major surprise to users and pundits alike. Over the course of the last year, Microsoft's support for Linux (and open source in general), has come into clearer focus and the company's mission now seems to be all about bringing its tools to wherever its users are..."
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