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Where IBM and Red Hat go from here

Thursday 16th of May 2019 05:38:00 PM
Sometime in the next few months, IBM's acquisition of Red Hat will go through. Here's what will happen to Red Hat afterwards.

Intel rolls out Clear Linux Developer Edition

Wednesday 15th of May 2019 12:33:17 PM
Intel's own Clear Linux distribution has a new installer and a developer edition for x86 programmers. Intel is also doubling down on securing popular open-source projects and offering new open-source AI and deep learning and data analytics software developer stacks.

Linux vs. Zombieload

Tuesday 14th of May 2019 08:41:00 PM
Zombieload, another Intel processor side-channel attack, just like Meltdown and Spectre before it, poses a security threat for Linux systems.

All Chromebooks will also be Linux laptops going forward

Thursday 9th of May 2019 01:48:00 PM
Google has announced that all new Chromebook devices will be Linux ready.

OpenShift 4: Red Hat's on ramp for the hybrid cloud

Wednesday 8th of May 2019 07:52:00 PM
Red Hat's Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, is how Red Hat plans to build hybrid clouds.

Red Hat Universal Base Image: RHEL containers for everyone

Wednesday 8th of May 2019 02:15:53 PM
With Red Hat Universal Base Image, you can build and share containerized RHEL applications with your friends and customers.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella comes to Red Hat Summit

Wednesday 8th of May 2019 12:11:00 AM
If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain. Or, in this case, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Red Hat Summit to announce a new Microsoft/Red Hat partnership: Azure Red Hat OpenShift.

IBM's Red Hat acquisition moves forward

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 08:37:00 PM
The Department of Justice has approved IBM's acquisition of Red Hat. Since IDC thinks Red Hat Enterprise Linux alone is expected to contribute to more than $10 trillion worth of global business revenues in 2019, IBM's $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat is looking better than ever.

Linux 5.1 arrives

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 12:55:00 PM
The latest Linux kernel is ready for you with support support for using persistent storage as system memory, a new Linux Security Module, and live patching

Hell freezing over? Microsoft readies its own Linux for Windows

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 12:49:37 PM
I told you Microsoft might be building its own Linux distro. They're not there yet but this new Microsoft Linux kernel for Windows Subsystem for Linux is a big step in that direction.

5G depends on Kubernetes in the cloud

Thursday 2nd of May 2019 05:54:00 PM
If we're to ever have 5G in the real world, it's going to be running on Kubernetes.

Goodbye, Shadowman: Red Hat changes its logo

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 06:21:00 PM
Perhaps the most famous Linux/open-source logo after Tux the Linux Penguin, Red Hat's Shadowman is being replaced by -- naturally -- a Red Hat.

Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 is at the starting gate

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 01:50:00 PM
Containers may be red hot, and Kubernetes is white-hot, but you still need virtualization. And Red Hat delivers, with its latest KVM-based virtualization platform.

Mark Shuttleworth sees increased demand for enterprise Ubuntu Linux desktop

Tuesday 30th of April 2019 01:28:00 PM
Canonical's real money comes from the cloud and Internet of Things, but AI and machine learning developers are demanding -- and getting -- Ubuntu Linux desktop with enterprise support.

Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth doubles down on OpenStack

Monday 29th of April 2019 08:05:00 PM
Some people may think OpenStack is getting tired, but Canonical and Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth is doubling down on the open-source IaaS cloud and shares his thoughts on "dueling" open-source foundations.

Apache hooks up with GitHub

Monday 29th of April 2019 05:01:00 PM
The Apache Software Foundation has completed its Infrastructure support expansion by migrating its Git service to GitHub.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation adopts Kubernetes-friendly container runtime

Thursday 25th of April 2019 08:07:00 PM
Red Hat's Container Runtime Interface -- Orchestrator (CRI-O) -- is now a CNCF incubation level project. As such, it may soon challenge Docker as the top container runtime.

Facebook open sources C++ F14 hash table

Thursday 25th of April 2019 12:00:00 PM
Making fast hash tables in programming, which don't cause collision trouble, is one of computing's holy grails. Facebook thinks it's created a good one.

How secure are your containerized apps?

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 06:11:00 PM
Containers are only as secure as their contents.

Red Hat survey finds we're living in an open-source world

Tuesday 16th of April 2019 09:02:00 PM
Red Hat's new survey of enterprise businesses reveals a world where almost everyone has joined the open-source bandwagon.

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Linux 5.2-rc2

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Review: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0

My experiment with RHEL 8 got off to a rough start. Going through the on-line registration process produced some errors and ended up with me getting the wrong ISO which, in turn, resulted in some confusion and delays in getting the distribution installed. Things then began to look up as RHEL 8 did a good job of detecting my system's hardware, registered itself without incident and offered good performance on physical hardware. I was particularly pleased that the distribution appears to detect whether our video card will work well with Wayland and either displays or hides Wayland sessions in response. I did have some trouble with the GNOME Classic Wayland session and GNOME Shell on X.Org was a bit sluggish. However, the Classic session on X.Org and GNOME Shell on Wayland both worked very well. In short, it's worthwhile to explore each of the four desktop options to see what works best for the individual. The big issues I ran into with RHEL were with regards to software management. Both GNOME Software and the Cockpit screen for managing applications failed to work at all, whether run as root or a regular user. When using the command line dnf package manager, the utility failed to perform searches unless run with sudo and occasionally crashed. In a similar vein, the Bash feature that checks for matching packages when the user types a command name it doesn't recognize does not work and produces a lengthy error. There were some security features or design choices that I think will mostly appeal to enterprise users, but are less favourable in home or small office environments. Allowing remote root logins by default on the Workstation role rubs me the wrong way, though I realize it is often useful when setting up servers. The enforced complex passwords are similarly better suited to offices than home users. One feature which I think most people will enjoy is SELinux which offers an extra layer of security, thought I wish the Cockpit feature to toggle SELinux had worked to make trouble-shooting easier. I was not surprised that RHEL avoids shipping some media codecs. The company has always been cautious in this regard. I had hoped that trying to find and install the codecs would have provided links to purchase the add-ons or connect us with a Red Hat-supplied repository. Instead we are redirected through a chain of Fedora documentation until we come to a third-party website which currently does not offer the desired packages. Ultimately, while RHEL does some things well, such as hardware support, desktop performance, and providing stable (if conservative) versions of applications, I found my trial highly frustrating. Many features simply do not work, or crash, or use a lot of resources, or need to be worked around to make RHEL function as a workstation distribution. Some people may correctly point out RHEL is mostly targeting servers rather than workstations, but there too there are a number of problems. Performance and stability are provided, but the issues I ran into with Cockpit, permission concerns, and command line package management are all hurdles for me when trying to run RHEL in a server role. I find myself looking forward to the launch of CentOS 8 (which will probably arrive later this year), as CentOS 8 uses the same source code as RHEL, but is not tied to the same subscription model and package repositories. I am curious to see how much of a practical effect this has on the free, community version of the same software. Read more

GNOME 3.34 Revamps the Wallpaper Picker (And Fixes a Longstanding Issue Too)

The upcoming release of GNOME 3.34 will finally solve a long standing deficiency in the desktop’s background wallpaper management. Now, I’ve written about various quirks in GNOME wallpaper handling before, but it’s the lack of option to pick a random wallpaper from a random directory via the Settings > Background panel that is, by far, my biggest bug bear. Ubuntu 19.04 ships with GNOME 3.32. Here, the only wallpapers available to select via the Settings > Background section are those the system ships with and any top-level images placed in ~/Pictures — nothing else is selectable. So, to set a random image as a wallpaper in GNOME 3.32 I tend to ignore the background settings panel altogether and instead use the image viewer’s File > Set as background… option (or the similar Nautilus right-click setting). Thankfully, not for much longer! Read more