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Tim Smith

Product Manager, Software Developer, Operations Engineer and passionate open source advocate with over a decade of direct involvement in open source projects and communities.

New Security Features in Ubuntu 22.04 Server

Canonical recently released their latest long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu with Ubuntu 22.04 codenamed Jammy Jellyfish. Ubuntu ships an LTS release every two years in April and supports them for a full five years (instead of the usual 18-month support cycles). This extended support cycle makes LTS releases ideal for servers. What exactly is new in Ubuntu 22.04, though? There are plenty of articles showing the latest logos, desktop backgrounds, and display drivers, but nothing that really informs sysadmins.

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CentOS 8 is EOL - How to migrate to AlmaLinux and secure the new host

On December 31st, 2021, CentOS 8 officially went end-of-life. This brought an end to one of the most venerable Linux server distributions. CentOS had long been the go-to alternative Linux distribution for teams looking for the stability and compatibility of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) without the high licensing costs. The distro was a near-perfect clone of RHEL with the exception of copyrighted terms/logos and some proprietary management software. 

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