Jul 202018

Businesses are increasingly running a mix of traditional and software-defined architectures and the launch of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 is aimed at bridging the gap between the two.
It’s a modular operating system that helps make traditional IT infrastructure more efficient and provides an engaging platform for developers. It also aids in integrating cloud-based platforms into enterprise systems, merging containerized development with traditional development, and combining legacy applications with microservices.
This ‘mulitmodal’ approach means organizations can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments. To facilitate this it uses a common code base to ensure application mobility.
Enterprise 15 includes ring-Your-Own-Subscription (BYOS) programs to streamline the use of or move to Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure. There’s also a custom-tuned kernel for workloads on Microsoft Azure to enable faster boot speeds with a decreased memory footprint.
In addition a new Modular+ architecture makes everything in the OS a module. This means SUSE can deliver product updates and patches more frequently. The modular approach lets customers install only the features they need, making planning easier and cutting reducing risk. It’s also designed to integrate into commonly used modern development methodologies like DevOps and CI/CD.
The product portfolio includes server versions for Intel, ARM and POWER systems, a server for SAP applications, desktop and workstation versions and more.

Source: https://betanews.com/2018/07/19/suse-linux-enterprise-15/
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

SUSE launches new enterprise Linux to help the move to software-defined infrastructure
Source: Full Circle Magazine

Jul 202018

The ‘Fort Knox’ variation in the Frence Defence involved Black planting a bishop on c6 early in the game. While I’ve never considered the variation that ambitious (or dangerous for White), it does appeal to French Defence players who stress the second word in the opening’s name.
As I was flicking through the games from the last 4NCL season, I came across a nice win for White, in what looked like a mirror image of the Fort Knox. After 3.Bd3 White planted his bishop on f3. It was then Black who went pawn hunting (taking on g2, when a lot of French lines have Qxg7) allowing White to build up a decisive lead in development. Avoiding the loss of a rook only led to Black getting mated instead.

Ivell,Nicholas W (2201) – Lee,Richard W Y (2149) [C00]
4NCL 2017-18 England ENG (9.65), 05.05.2018 new PgnViewer( { boardName: “game873”, movesFormat: “default”, pgnString:’1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 dxe4 4.Bxe4 Nf6 5.Bf3 c5 6.Ne2 Nc6 7.Be3 Nd5 8.Bxd5 Qxd5 9.Nbc3 Qxg2 10.Rg1 Qf3 11.Nb5 cxd4 12.Nc7+ Ke7 13.Bxd4 Rb8 14.Bc5+ Kf6 15.Ne8+ Ke5 16.Rg5+ f5 17.Bd6+ 1-0′, pauseBetweenMoves: 500, pieceSize: 29 } );

The Anti Fort Knox?
Source: Chessexpress