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RHEL 7.5 released – hints for future CentOS releases

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 has been released. Also known as “commercial CentOS”, looking at RHEL releases is a good strategy for analyzing what might come next for CentOS, the open source distro we all love 😉 Overall, RHEL is making a big push for cloud in this release. It also comes with stronger integrations …

How to get started with Vim

Vi is a text editor created for Unix users. The original code for vi was written by Bill Joy in 1976, as the visual mode for a line editor called ex that Bill had written with Chuck Haley. The ex 1.1 editor was released as part of the first BSD Unix release in 1978. With the …

Linux 4.16 Released

April 1st might have been April Fool’s Day, but it was also the release day for Linux 4.16 The last release, back at the end of January, had included the first series of patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. This release includes a new series of patches, which are supposed to be far better …

CentOS 7 Help and Tutorials (updated April 2018)

Especially with the recent retiring of CentOS 5 on March 31, 2017, use of version 7 is on the rise. For new systems being installed now, it makes much more sense to go straight to CentOS 7 unless there is a specific compatibility issue. CentOS 6 will have maintenance updates through 2020. The minimum recommended …