the future of the Operating System - LinuxCon 2015 keynote

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Linux has become the foundation for infrastructure everywhere as it defined application portability from the desktop to the phone and from to the data center to the cloud. As applications become increasingly distributed in nature, the Docker platform serves as the cornerstone of Linux’s evolution solidifying the dominance of Linux today and into tomorrow. The Future of the Operating System. What is an Operating System ? Docker + Linux.

Linux versus Unix hot patching

Computer Weekly

We examine the current state of play in the ongoing competition between the Linux and Unix server operating systems

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How Linux has influenced modern IT

Computer Weekly

On 25 August 1991, Linus Torvalds released the Linux kernel. We look at how the open source operating system has evolved in the last quarter of a century

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Why do people choose Linux?

IT Toolbox

In my mind, Linux is the ultimate operating system. Other people will, of course, think differently, however, Linux is the operating system I have chosen to use and I have used it for many, many years. Lots of people have chosen Linux same as lots of people have chosen different operating systems. Even within the Linux technosphere, there are also people who have chosen this

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Why do people chose Linux?

IT Toolbox

In my mind, Linux is the ultimate operating system. Other people will, of course, think differently, however, Linux is the operating system I have chosen to use and I have used it for many, many years. Lots of people have chosen Linux same as lots of people have chosen different operating systems. Even within the Linux technosphere, there are also people who have chosen this

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Mesosphere: Organizing the machines in your datacenter as if they are one large computer

CTOvision

The Mesosphere datacenter operating system helps you organize the machines in your datacenter as if they are one big computer. Mesosphere provides a new kind of operating system. Events Debian KDE Linux Linux distribution Open Source operating system

What is Linux?

IT Toolbox

Most of you think of Linux as an operating system. These Linux distributions and there are hundreds of them are what people think of when they hear Linux. However, Linux isYou have probably heard names such as Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat, Mint, Gentoo, Arch and many others.

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Why is Linux technically so good? Final

IT Toolbox

In the previous chicken scratchings, I wrote about the basic reasoning behind the Linux operating systems directories. I covered all the important ones, at least the basic ones for a very minimal but working operating system. You may or may not know but Linux, like its Unix counterpart is designedThere is one directory I purposely omitted because it has a special reason.

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Linux is everywhere man.

IT Toolbox

Linux is everywhere! Heck you are probably holding Linux in your had right now. It doesn’t matter if you like or use other operating systems you are still most probably, almost definitely, using Linux. It is even in places you may not even realise. How could that be

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CIA hacking tools for Mac OS and Linux exposed by WikiLeaks

Computer Weekly

WikiLeaks has exposed hacking tools targeting the Mac and Linux operating systems in the latest of its series of leaks allegedly from the US Central Intelligence Agency

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Anatomy of a Linux distribution

IT Toolbox

What many people don’t realise is that Linux has a long pedigree. Longer than any other operating system in common use today. Longer than Windows, longer than DOS and longer than Apple (although the MacOS does have the same pedigree as Linux). Linux is based on the Unix operating system which started

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Why is Linux technically so good?

IT Toolbox

You may think this is going to be another rant on Linux being so good because it is open source and free and Linus Torvalds is god and this and that but it is not going to be like that. Instead of focusing on the philosophical side of things I am going to focus on the operating system itself. As you may know, Linux is modelled after the Unix operating system.

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You Should Run R On Your Computer: Not just for stats, but to know what all the excitement is about

CTOvision

R runs on a wide variety of systems, including Mac, Windows, Linux and Unix. You will immediately see links to Linux, Mac and Windows versions of R. Download and install the one for your system. Now you have R running on your system. By Bob Gourley.

Giving Linux the run around

IT Toolbox

The idea started running around in my head that most people, even those who just use Linux distributions without looking under the hood so to speak, will not know exactly what run levels are. Run levels are not unique to Linux and other unix type operating systems. The windows operating system has always had two run levels althoughIn the previous article I mentioned run levels.

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Why do people choose Linux? part 2

IT Toolbox

Previously I said that the most popular reason people say that they choose Linux is because it is free as in beer. It is not, however, the only reason people choose Linux. Some people choose Linux because it is not a proprietary operating system. Well, it seems that I have more to say on this subject than I thought I would. This is not a financial decision but more like a

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Why is Linux technically so good? Part 2

IT Toolbox

Previously I started explaining how the Linux based operating system is modelled after the Unix operating system and how it is very simply organised and compartmentalised. It seems very different to other operating systems but it does have very logical reasons for this. The primary reason I believe is compartmentalisation (that is probably the longest word I have ever written

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Is Linux really that hard to use?

IT Toolbox

The most common complaint I am informed about regarding Linux is that it is hard to use. So I am going to compare some common tasks between Linux, windows and macos to see if Linux is really that hard to use. I will base these comparisons on a fresh install of the operating system as it comes out of the box so to speak. Personally, I find this complaint very puzzling.

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Hillarys Blinds unveils SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as SAP Hana OS

Computer Weekly

Blinds manufacturer Hillarys, a long-time SAP customer and Hana advocate, has revealed the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications to be the operating system underlying its stack

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Anatomy of a Linux distribution 1

IT Toolbox

If you are not familiar with the file organisation of a Linux distribution it may be pretty confusing at first. It seems to be much more complicated than what other operating systems appear to be. There is no directory which is named after the operating system. There is no “C:” drive. Instead there

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Anatomy of a Linux distribution 3

IT Toolbox

I mentioned in the previous ramblings before about a special file called initram or similar which supports the Linux kernel and is a small operating system in itself. In the earlier days of Linux when the kernel was much simpler and the hardware it ran on was very limited this initram file was not needed.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Now Available In Linux Academy Cloud Playground

Linux Academy

Linux Academy is happy to announce that the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Distribution is available in the Linux Academy Cloud Playground. Cloud Playground is included in both individual Linux Academy memberships , as well as business memberships.

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Fun Linux Things

CIO Musings

Unix has become Linux, and it is running on an amazing variety of devices. New lineages of Linux have emerged.Some are highly specialized, some are more generic. I run Linux on a half dozen platforms at home. A quick google search revealed not one, but several Linux distros that will run on this unit. You don't need expensive gear and proprietary operating systems to do impressive things with computers. Unix has always fascinated me.

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Red Hat’s OpenStack Ambitions Move it Beyond its Linux OS Core

Data Center Knowledge

Widely known for its Linux-based operating system, the company spent 2014 positioning itself as a major player in the OpenStack space Read More. Cloud Computing Featured

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What’s Free At Linux Academy June 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Each month we will kick off our community content with a live study group allowing members of the Linux Academy community to come together and share their insights in order to learn from one another. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. This course will dive into LXC (LinuX Containers) and its container manager, LXD.

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Is Linux really that hard to use? cont.

IT Toolbox

In this series about whether Linux is hard to use or not I previously discussed the method needed to install programs in the windows operating system. To be truthful I do find installing and removing programs in the Apple ecosystem to be simpler than with the windows operating system. This time I will discuss the macos. For a start, there is the famed Apple app store which

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CIOs Are Discovering That Containers Might Be The Right Way To Ship Code

The Accidental Successful CIO

In order for the software to operate correctly, the supporting software in the environment has to be identical to the software that was present when the software was developed. By contrast each container shares the operating system kernel with the other containers.

Is Linux really that hard to use? Final, hopefully.

IT Toolbox

I have spent way too much time on comparing the different methods of installing programs in the various operating systems. It is only natural though because it is the most important part of using an operating system and it seems to be the most confusing part of running an operating system to those who may not be familiar with it.

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6 uncertainties that will shape the future of mobile operating systems

Trends in the Living Networks

I began by looking at the mobile operating system landscape, showing the forecasts recently made by Gartner, as below. I would not make the same forecasts for a number of reasons, however Gartner’s figures are a reasonable stab at what mobile operating system shares might be.

Linux Training Courses | New January Releases

Linux Academy

Dive into our latest Linux training courses and Hands-On Labs, and let us know which course you’re most excited to start with #ReleaseTheTraining. Don’t miss your chance to win a free year of Linux Academy! New Hands-On Linux Training Courses. Kali Linux Deep Dive.

How ASLR protects Linux systems from buffer overflow attacks

Network World

Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) is a memory-protection process for operating systems that guards against buffer-overflow attacks. It helps to ensure that the memory addresses associated with running processes on systems are not predictable, thus flaws or vulnerabilities associated with these processes will be more difficult to exploit. ASLR is used today on Linux, Windows, and MacOS systems. It was first implemented on Linux in 2005.

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Challenge Accepted: An Adventure in Linux Part 2

Linux Academy

When I can’t do what I want via the GUI, my first instinct is to go to the command line and what’s Linux if I can’t just use the command line? Setting up my system was then as easy as: Sudo snap install slack --classic. Linux linux ubuntuDay One- I already cheated.

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Are you a non-technical person just wanting to know what this “Linux” thing is?

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The Browser as an application platform : spf13.com

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t the operating system, nor is it adobe air,net or java, itâ??s s promised mission, the underlying operating system wouldnâ??t Wanna write a application that works on everything from Mac, windows, Linux, beos, iOS, android, webos, etc; write it for the browser.

What’s Free at Linux Academy — May 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Linux Study Group in May. Linux Academy Community Edition free

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — May 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Linux Study Group in May. Linux Academy Community Edition free

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