noscript blocked about a dozen sites ... I enabled RedHat & a few and still nothing of interest showed.
I'll wait until details come out elsewhere rather than submit to whatever collection of tracking they are using.
Red Hat pushed out a minty-fresh update to its Enterprise Linux platform in the form of version 8 at its Boston shindig today. It's been while since Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 first put in an appearance – nearly five years – so version 8, which is likely the last before IBM completes its acquisition of the open-source …
Here's the page linked to by the "get the technical brief for sysadmins" link:
From that page, you can download a PDF that is essentially a two page brochure, seemingly written by a marketing department and aimed at a purchasing department. No sign of actual techie info for sysadmins anywhere that I can see. Read it for yourself:
ack on that one. OR... if you are _NOT_ using wayland... you can do the following:
a) enable -listen_tcp or similar option
b) xhost +localhost from an X11 command shell
c) su - otheruser then export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0
d) run firefox or other browser, config it to DUMP ALL HISTORY AND COOKIES ON EXIT
then if they DO track you, it's not tracking anything that isn't THEIR stuff in the FIRST place. And all of those cookies and scripting and blah blah blah goes INTO THE BIT BUCKET.
And, related, THIS from the article:
"Red Hat prefers the security model of Wayland, but the desktop will drop back to X.org if you try and use the Nvidia binary driver."
A reason to use NVidia and their binary driver... to NOT HAVE TO USE WAYLAND, so you _CAN_ use the trick I just described, which I do a LOT, actually.. that and [for example] developing RPi stuff and having pluma running on the RPi directly, as an editor for c source [example], but displaying and interacting WITH MY FreeBSD DESKTOP!!!
X.org ROCKS. Wayland SUCKS. and all that tracking can GO INTO THE BIT BUCKET using X.org and a separate login context, g'head and enable the B.S. and then DUMP IT ALL on exit!
No. Translation: "I'm an old UNIX[tm] hacker, and that's the way I like it."
With that said, my buckboard gets around 35 miles on 3 flakes of oat hay and one of alfalfa, plus all the spring greens that he wants to eat. (Note that he's a rather young Percheron and in really good shape. Your horse's mileage may vary.)
Logo got changed to just a hat.... OpenShift and RHEL stacks clashing directly with aiIBM's own stacks... IBMers having to fight RHEL engineers deal-by-deal even to sell RHEL products... There is going to be a severe culture shock and wars with noses bloodied and elbows and knees scraped.
There are still quiet few engineers and devs and gray-beards at ole BM... Whipper-snapper RH engineers too arrogant and seeing red and swinging wild.
God save us all that want all this techno stuff to just work like it says on the tin... Both the companies have notoriety when it comes to "crappy" documents and "special" footnotes and patches before things stabilise.
Anon becos aint bloody making meself a big target
Might be worth keeping an eye on Springdale Linux as well as CentOS if you are in a hurry. Springdale have been known to get quick and functional builds out quite quickly once the source is chucked over the wall. However, CentOS is itself a RedHat tentacle now so maybe not this time
Google groups: springdale-devel
Got the latest kernel 5 running and seems stable will definitely be considering this as my daily driver. Best part of a decade of enterprise level support should be worth every penny, especially when everything else on top changes so bloody often. Staying on BSD based systems for more static servers though, instability seems closely correlated with complexity.
> I've never been disappointed by CentOS ...
No KDE in RHEL7, so unless there's a solid 3rd party repo created for it, CentOS7 is the last version of CentOS I'll be running as a desktop. :(
Interestingly, OpenSUSE Leap looks like it might do the job as a replacement adequately instead.
CERN has announced that it is ceasing support for Scientific Linux with version 7. It is moving to CentOS, which is probably a vote for the stability of what CentOS now is (basically RHEL without the proprietary bits or the long support on minor versions).
Scientific Linux also included a lot of module-based support for older versions of GCC and older libraries, and I honestly believe that the vast majority of users simply did not know that these were even there, much less how to use them. Moving to CentOS thus shouldn't have a great deal of impact on functionality; from my perspective in an Academic setting, most of the stuff I support will work on either OS, and things like Anaconda Python will still work as a way of giving the customers the more recent Python versions that they seem to so crave.
you can buy support for 1 year, install RHEL, let the support contract lapse and you're still will be complying with the licence; you can take all the sources, redistribute them (as long as you remove branding from few desktop and web packages) and you still will be complying with licence
so exactly what's not open source about it?! which part of the RHELs source code you cannot see and cannot redistribute?
Downloaded the ISO to test it out in Vmware Workstation 15 and it installs OK but when try to do the post install and login it just seems to hang.
Anyone else seen this behaviour and is there a fix.
Not fully supported as yet I guess under Workstation
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If you have been using SPSS for many years, perhaps I am not the only one that has noticed general quality and especially support going down, down, since its 2010 or so acquisition by IBM.
I fear for Red Hat, the only true successful thing that us Linuxistas could point at until now. I even convinced the wife to put some of my retirement funds into it. Wish I had put much more - IBM obviously paid more than RHEL was worth, I don't mind the money, but it also adds to my fears, obviously IBM has not much clue on what this thing is.
anonymous because I'm in trouble already for being too vocal, no need to add to it
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