Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

RHEL 5: What's coming (Interview w/ Scott Crenshaw)

Filed under

I was fortunate to do a Q&A session today with Scott Crenshaw, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product. We talked about a range of things related to the early 2007 release of RHEL 5: product features, competition with Oracle and Novell, and other things.

We spent the most time, however, talking about Red Hat's views on and plans for virtualization and how Red Hat gets product to market.

On the latter topic, I was most impressed with something Scott told me when I asked how the Oracle announcement had affected Red Hat:

This will sound trite, because every vendor says it, but Red Hat is focused on customers, not competitors. Oracle's announcement shook things up around here for a day or so, and then we got back to work.

This focus on the customer permeates everything we do. For example, RHEL 5 was designed by customers, for customers. The customers decided on the right virtualization approach. They decided on the other features, as well. Red Hat ships it, but customers build the roadmap.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Slackel Linux: Not Your Father's Slackware

You might think of the Slackel distro as a better Slackware derivative. Slackware dates back to 1992. By comparison, well-known and well-used distros such as Ubuntu, Fedora and Linux Mint were introduced in the mid-2000s. So Slackware is among the oldest actively maintained Linux distros. Despite its longevity, it has not joined more modern Linux offspring in terms of user friendliness. Read more

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Review: Google Outsmarts Apple By Guessing Your Next Move

It may seem like a big decision, but something tells me the service arms race is going to be a lot like the feature race. Google has the nose on Apple with Google Now on Tap until… Apple figures out a way to borrow it. Read more

Red Hat News

IBM releases Power-based Linux servers with Nvidia GPUs

The Power Systems LC line was introduced by Dr Stefanie Chiras, director and business line executive of IBM scale-out Power Systems, as part of her keynote on the subject of 'waitless computing'. IBM, as a patron of the OpenPower Foundation, has been a staunch supporter of Linux and OpenStack, and this represents a logical step for the company, as it has been building its Power line following the sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo in 2014. Read more