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Certification Watch (Vol. 20, No. 33)

Red Hat Releases Newest Version of Linux OS Fedora


Hawk attacksIf you've been watching like a hawk for the day that you could get your talons on a rock-solid Linux OS with containerized Kubernetes and DNF 2.0, then it's time to tuck your wings and power dive, hawk brother. Fedora 26, the newest version of the community-driven open source Linux OS sponsored by Red Hat, has actually been in the wild for a while now, but we here at GoCertify HQ didn't learn of its grand introduction until getting a back-dated press release this week. There are typically two releases of Fedora per year, so don't get too attached to 26. The sequentially titled 27 is scheduled to make its debut on Oct. 24. Fedora releases used to have fanciful nicknames like Moonshine (version 7), Constantine (12), and Beefy Miracle (17), but that tradition was dropped after Fedora 20 (nicknamed Heisenbug in honor of the computer programming phenomenon of mutating software glitches).


CompTIA Gives Early Linux Birthday Present


Don't blow a blood vessel. There's still plenty of time to get a gift for Tux, everyone's favorite Linux mascot, before the annual observance of Linux Day on Aug. 26. Blogger Debra McCraw merely kicked off the festivities a little early this year with a Linux-inspired DYK post to the IT Career News blog of tech industry association CompTIA. McCraw's Linux Day gift to Tux (as well as to all mankind) is a list of little-known factoids about the world's foremost open source operating system. For example, did you know what the there are various naughty words in the code of the Linux kernel? We aren't going to tell you which ones, except to say that McCraw mentions one of them and you won't have to do much digging to find out what the others are. This concludes the "all Linux, all the time" portion of this week's Certification Watch. Thank you, and good day.


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