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Inplace upgrade from OL6.5 to OL7

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Oracle Linux 7 was released yesterday and I was keen to test the new upgrade feature after trying it on CentOS. As far as I know the CentOS inplace upgrade is still work in progress, so I expected Oracle Linux to perform better since they advertised it in the

How to install Steam on CentOS 7

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CentOS 7 is out and it will likely prove to be a great alternative for Fedora. CentOS 6 was also a good choice, but it lacked many features of a modern desktop since its core was based on Fedora 12-13. The latest CentOS 7 derives from RHEL 7 which

Upgrade to CentOS 7

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Last month Red Hat released RHEL 7 and few days ago CentOS announced the GA of CentOS 7. As you may know, starting RHEL 7 Red Hat introduces support for upgrading to major releases (RHEL 6.5 –> RHEL 7) via a tool called redhat-upgrade-tool. Not sure if this is

Software Collections on RHEL6/CentOS6

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Some months ago Red Hat introduced Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 Beta (which was later released) which is essentially a software suite that as of the first release 1.0 introduces newer versions of programming languages such as Python 2.7 and 3.3, PHP 5.4, Perl 5.6.13 and databases MariaDB /