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Red Hat reaches the Summit – a new top scientific supercomputer

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Red Hat just announced its role in bringing a top scientific supercomputer into service in the U.S. Named “Summit” and housed at the Department of Energy’s OAK Ridge National Labs, this system with its 4,608 IBM compute servers is running — you guessed it — Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Fedora 29 To Further Strengthen Crypto Settings

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One of the latest planned features for Fedora 29 is to update the system-wide cryptography policy.

This latest crypto policy would disable legacy cryptographic protocols like TLS 1.0/1.1 as well as weak Diffie-Hellman key exchange sizes. Basically, disable the old and weak crypto components from being part of the default Fedora 29.

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3rd Party Software in Fedora Workstation

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So you have probably noticed by now that we started offering some 3rd party software in the latest Fedora Workstation namely Google Chrome, Steam, NVidia driver and PyCharm. This has come about due to a long discussion in the Fedora community on how we position Fedora Workstation and how we can improve our user experience. The principles we base of this policy you can read up on in this policy document. To sum it up though the idea is that while the Fedora operating system you install will continue as it has been for the last decade to be based on only free software (with an exception for firmware) you will be able to more easily find and install the plethora of applications out there through our software store application, GNOME Software. We also expect that as the world of Linux software moves towards containers in general and Flatpaks specifically we will have an increasing number of these 3rd party applications available in Fedora.

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  • ROCm 1.8.1 Released With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Support

    The AMD GPUOpen engineers maintaining the ROCm "Radeon Open Compute" driver stack with OpenCL support have today rolled out the ROCm 1.8.1 point release.

    ROCm 1.8 was released last month with various improvements to this OpenCL/compute stack designed for the "larger" AMD GPUs compared to their alternative PAL OpenCL driver stack for APUs and smaller GPUs. With ROCm 1.8.1 it's just a minor update.

  • Red Hat bridges data centre and edge deployments

    Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, introduced Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud, an integrated solution for customers seeking to co-locate compute and storage functions in OpenStack environments.

    The new offering combines Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 and Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 in a single user experience, supported by a common lifecycle for greater operational and organisational efficiency.

    Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud offers an open platform to improve application portability between the data centre and the edge, especially critical to enterprises that historically didn’t have any choice outside of inflexible, proprietary systems.

  • Red Hat expands cloud-native integration portfolio

    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world´s provider of open source solutions, has announced the availability of Red Hat Fuse 7, the next major release of its distributed, cloud-native integration solution, and introduced a new fully hosted low-code integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering, Fuse Online, the company said.

    With Fuse 7, Red Hat is expanding its innovative integration capabilities natively to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the industry´s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform. Fuse gives customers a unified solution for creating, extending and deploying containerized integration services across hybrid cloud environments.

  • Norinchukin Bank The Has $2.43 Million Stake in Red Hat Inc (RHT)
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  • Next round of Fedora classroom sessions: call for instructors

    We had quite a good turnout for the first round of Fedora classroom sessions, so we're now trying to plan the second round. We need you to instruct a session, and so, pass on the knowledge you've accrued over the years to others in the community. A lot of the folks that attend these sessions are newbies who are still only testing the waters and haven't contributed yet, and it makes it a lot easier for them to learn some skills from a contributor.

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How do you explain your organization's purpose? 3 lessons from Red Hat

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Last year, Red Hat embarked on a journey to articulate our company's "Why"—our highest level reason for existing in the world. We followed an open and inclusive process that engaged more than 10,000 Red Hatters, which I outlined in a previous column. Today, I'll share a few lessons we learned along the way.

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Fedora 27 Corporate Workstation Installation

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The Linux Fedora is one of the best distros and can be considered really stable to use in the production environment for end users, the first release was in 2003 with the name Fedora Core 1 and was based on Red Hat Linux who steel based nowadays.

I chose wrote this article about Fedora because it gave a good experience and results in a real production environment, for advanced and beginners users with a lot of corporate variables, purposes, and activities.

The environment of this article consists of joining a Fedora Workstation on a Domain Controller who can be Samba 4 or Microsoft Active Directory, set up the authentication process for domain users and domain admins on a workstation, local or remotely through ssh.

This article so does mention about some proprietary software for Linux, we must considerate that on the real environment a lot of resources are necessary according to each business needs.

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The German University in Cairo joins Red Hat Academy

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Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web-managed education program that provides turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program.

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Elsayed El-Mahdy dean of information engineering and technology said, “We would like to express our happiness at the fruitful cooperation with Red Hat Academy which is considered the world's leading provider of open source technology solutions. This cooperation is in line with our vision of training students in order to create a cadre of highly qualified personnel with a high level of skill and proficiency to meet the requirements and expectations of the labour market. The courses offered by Red Hat Academy will improve the technical skills of students and support future open source contributors and innovators."

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KDE Applications 18.08 Software Suite Enters Beta, Adds Apple Wallet Pass Reader

With KDE Applications 18.04 reached end of life with the third and last point release, the KDE Project started working earlier this month on the next release of their open-source software suite, KDE Applications 18.08. KDE Applications is an open-source software suite designed as part of the KDE ecosystem, but can also be used independently on any Linux-based operating system. To fully enjoy the KDE Plasma desktop environment, users will also need to install various of the apps that are distributed as part of the KDE Applications initiative. KDE Applications 18.08 is the next major version of the open-source software suite slated for release on August 16, 2018. As of yesterday, July 20, the KDE Applications 18.08 software suite entered beta testing as version 18.07.80, introducing two new libraries, KPkPass and KItinerary. Read more

NetBSD 8.0 Released

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    The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.0, the sixteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system.
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    While it's been on mirrors for a few days, NetBSD 8.0 was officially released this weekend. NetBSD 8.0 represents this BSD operating system project's 16th major release and introduces USB 3.0 support, an in-kernel audio mixer, a new socket layer, Meltdown/Spectre mitigation, eager FPU support, SMAP support, UEFI boot-loader support for x86/x86_64 hardware, and a variety of long sought after improvements -- many of which are improving the security of NetBSD.
  • NetBSD 8.0 Released with Spectre V2/V4, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU Mitigations
    The NetBSD open-source operating system has been updated this week to version 8.0, a major release that finally brings mitigations for all the Spectre variants, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU security vulnerabilities, as well as many stability improvements and bug fixes. Coming seven months after the first and last point release of the NetBSD 7 series, NetBSD 8.0 is here with mitigations for both the Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Spectre Variant 4 (CVE-2018-3639) security vulnerabilities, as well as for the Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) and Lazy FPU State Save/Restore (CVE-2018-3665) vulnerabilities.

Neptune 5.4

We are proud to announce version 5.4 of Neptune . This update represents the current state of Neptune 5 and renews the ISO file so if you install Neptune you don't have to download tons of Updates. In this update we introduce a new look and feel package called Neptune Dark. This comes together with an modified icon theme optimized for dark themes called Faenza Dark. We improved hardware support further by providing Linux Kernel 4.16.16 with improved drivers and bugfixes. Read more

Plasma 5.14 Wallpaper “Cluster”

The time for a new Plasma wallpaper is here, so for 5.14 I’m excited to offer up “Cluster”. But first, please allow me to gush for a moment. In tandem with Inkscape, this is the first wallpaper for KDE produced using the ever excellent Krita. For graphic design my computer has a bit of beef to it, but when I work with Inkscape or GIMP things always chug just a bit more than I feel they should. Whenever I’ve had the distinct pleasure of opening Krita, even on my lesser powered laptop, it’s always been productive, rewarding, and performant. I’m looking forward to using Krita more in future wallpapers. *claps for Krita* Read more