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  • Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

    The newest enterprise edition of the Suse Linux distribution allows administrators to go back in time, for instance, to immediately before they made that fatal system-crippling mistake.

    Written by Joab Jackson28 Oct. 14 03:54
  • Red Hat gears RHEL for the long haul

    Knowing how system administrators enjoy continuity, Red Hat has designed the latest release of its flagship Linux distribution to be run, with support, until 2024.

    Written by Joab Jackson11 June 14 02:17
  • HP expects first x86 Nonstop systems next year

    Hewlett-Packard is eyeing 2015 for the release of its first Nonstop systems based on x86 server hardware, a company official said this week.

    Written by James Niccolai02 May 14 06:30
  • New OpenSUSE embraces 64-bit ARM

    Joining Fedora and Ubuntu, the new version of the community driven OpenSUSE can now be run on AArch64 processors, further preparing the market for servers running on the new 64-bit ARM architecture.

    Written by Joab Jackson20 Nov. 13 18:02
  • 'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made 30 years ago

    It was 30 years ago today -- which is to say Sept. 27, 1983 -- that the seeds were planted for both Linux and the open source software movement, though neither is called that name by the man who help set both of them into motion, the irascible Richard Stallman.

    Written by Joab Jackson27 Sept. 13 20:44
  • Quest extends Unix Sudo tool

    Reflecting the growing need for automation tools in the enterprise, Quest Software has released a software package that could help Unix administrators better manage policy files that determine which users can access privileged material and programs on Unix and Linux systems.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 Dec. 11 00:08
  • Usenix: Dartmouth expanding diff, grep Unix tools

    With some funding from Google and the U.S. Energy Department, a pair of computer scientists at Dartmouth University are updating the venerable grep and diff Unix command line utilities to handle more complex types of data.

    Written by Joab Jackson08 Dec. 11 21:40
  • Oracle Solaris goes to 11

    Oracle has updated its Unix-based operating system Solaris, adding some features that would make the OS more suitable for running cloud deployments, as well as integrating it more tightly with other Oracle products, the company announced Wednesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson10 Nov. 11 09:44
  • Now with GNOME 3, Linux Mint 12 will meet users halfway

    We've known for some time now that Linux Mint would be embracing GNOME 3 in some fashion, but last month it sounded like the controversial desktop interface would appear only in a separate, dedicated version.

    Written by Katherine Noyes09 Nov. 11 08:33