What’s New in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8?

RHEL 8 is on the way! I have experimented with the RHEL 8 beta release. Here’s my brief “test drive” report. For far more detail, I have a series of pages describing the upgrade path from RHEL 5 through 8. RHEL 8 is due. Major releases have taken 2 years, then 3, then 4, and […]
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Which Linux Training is Best for Programmers and Server Administrators?

In this blog I started explaining Learning Tree’s array of Linux training courses. I divided them into courses that prepare you for certification exams, versus those that teach you to use and manage the Linux environment. I explained the CompTIA, Microsoft, and Red Hat certification test-prep courses. Now let’s look at the courses that teach […]
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Which Linux Training Should I Select?

Linux skills are crucial today. The Linux Foundation has found that, “as of 2017, the Linux operating system runs 90 percent of the public cloud workload.” However, running a server means getting down into the details. The Linux command line is an alphabet soup of terse commands. It really does become intuitive at some point. […]
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Do You Know the New Names for Linux Network Interfaces?

Do you know how to check the IP address of a Linux server? “Of course!”, you say, and you type this: $ ifconfig eth0 Not anymore! Both the command ifconfig and the interface name eth0 have been obsolete for a few years now. However, many organizations still use something like Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, […]
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How to Use Multimedia on Red Hat and CentOS

Red Hat Linux won’t play MP3 audio or MPEG video files. This isn’t a new issue. Red Hat removed the codecs, the encoding and decoding shared libraries, back in September 2002 when Red Hat 8 came out. For the first five years they provided an explanation, you can still find it at archive.org. The decision […]
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