What’s New in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8?
May 7, 2019
RHEL 8 is on the way! I have experimented with RHEL 8, both the beta release that came out last November and the final release this June. 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 was […]
Which Linux Training is Best for Programmers and Server Administrators?
Jan 8, 2019
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 […]
Which Linux Training Should I Select?
Nov 21, 2018
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. […]
Do You Know the New Names for Linux Network Interfaces?
Apr 13, 2017
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, […]
How to Use Multimedia on Red Hat and CentOS
Mar 30, 2017
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 […]