Manage Configuration Complexity With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8
Red Hat News, Wednesday, May 17,2023
May 17, 2023,
Volume 302, Issue 3

Most IT professionals would agree that modern operating systems are increasingly complex. For example, when the first Linux kernel was released in 1991, it included 88 files and 10,329 lines of code.

Over the last 30+ years, the kernel has grown to more than 69,000 files and 28 million lines of code. And this growth shows no signs of slowing down. 'Source for Linux kernel statistics: The Linux Foundation. 'Linux Kernel History Report 2020,' 2020.'

As a result, IT administrators are faced with a seemingly never-ending stream of new features and configuration options to understand and manage. This includes not only core operating system components, but also a wide variety of developer tools-including compilers, runtimes, databases and web servers-that are often updated at their own cadence.

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