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03 Dec 2014 Enterprise Linux growing at Windows' expense [39764]
ZDNet, December 3rd, 2014

"Summary: According to a new report from The Linux Foundation, Linux is leading Windows on both the cloud and in enterprise application deployments.

Sure, Windows still rules the desktop, but Linux kicks rump and takes names on enterprise servers and the cloud, according to the 2014 Enterprise End User Trends Report from The Linux Foundation and the Yeoman Technology Group.

Specifically, they found that enterprise server applications are being deployed at the expense of Windows and Unix over the last four years. Linux application deployments have risen during this period, from 65 percent to 79 percent, while Windows deployment has fallen from 45 percent to 36 percent..."
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09 Nov 2014 Unix: Catching up with Unix errors [39250]
By Sandra Henry-Stocker

Sandra writes, "Unix errors often seem cryptic and sometimes even obtuse, but they're actually well designed and useful. A little insight into the whys and hows of common error messages might help you appreciate not just error messages, but why you're bumping into them.

From time to time one of my students, when asked on a quiz what a command such as ifconfig does, will answer "displays 'command not found'". "No", I have to tell them, 'the ifconfig command isn't displaying that output. Either you misspelled the command or the executable isn't in one of the directories on your search path..."
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31 Oct 2014 Collected advice on Unix CLI Design & Implementation [39045]
Suggestions on writing new CLI tools for Solaris

Alan Coopersmith writes, "Last week, a blog post Hints for writing Unix tools by Marius Eriksen made the rounds. It presented nine suggestions on what makes a command a good citizen of the Unix command-line ecosystem, especially for fitting into pipelines and filters.

This reminded me of a longer list of guidelines I recently gathered as part of our efforts to train new hires in Solaris engineering. I polled long time engineers, trawled the Best Practices documents of our Architecture Review Committee, cross referenced to the WCAG2ICT accessibility guidelines for non-web applications recommended by Oracle's accessibility group, and linked to our online documentation, to come up with our suggestions on writing new CLI tools for Solaris.

Since these may be useful to others writing commands, I figured I'd share some of them..."
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19 Oct 2014 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [38820]
Vol 200 Issues 1 and 2; Vol 199 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 198 Issues 3, 4 and 5

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • New Post-Data-Center Model Takes Shape in the Cloud
  • 13 Things Successful People Do In The First 10 Minutes Of The Workday
  • 6 Daily Habits Of The World's Most Successful CEOs
  • Top CIOs All Share These 10 Traits
  • A New Generation Of Solar Cells Could Smash Current Efficiency Limits
  • Fallout from the JPMorgan Chase breach
  • Five urban legends that scare a Linux beginner
  • Nine Best Practices for Cloud Implementation
  • How to fend off data breaches
  • How One Criminal Hacker Group Stole Credentials for 800,000 Bank Accounts

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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19 Oct 2014 Five urban legends that scare a Linux beginner [38828]
SearchDataCenter, October 6th, 2014

"As more Unix systems are replaced with Linux, Unix administrators have to adjust their skills. While the two may look similar, there are some major differences," warns Sander Van Vugt in SearchDataCenter.

"Unlike a typical Unix operating system (OS) for servers, Linux is fundamentally open. In some cases, that developer-friendliness makes Linux appear as a disorganized OS, but this is offset by the additional opportunities that open source affords.

For the Linux beginner, here are five myths you'll hear about the server OS and why they're simply not true..."
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