A decade ago, I started my first job that required me to use Linux as my laptop's operating system. I was offered a range of variants, including Gentoo, if I was so inclined, but since I had used Ubuntu briefly in the past, I opted for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04. My terminal, Konsole, was themed in Zenburn and had a Bash prompt that looked like this:
IBM cannot totally control the kernel, Linux; IBM's control over GNU/Linux may be worth even more than what it paid for Red Hat as that's the key to overpriced support contracts and the general direction of development (important trends such as file systems and various low-level stacks)
“How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,” asks Learning from the Future, a recent Harvard Business Review article by Peter Scoblic, in its opening sentence. Answering this question has never felt more urgent as leaders prepare for...
The future of #gnu #linux is closely connected to the future of #ibm and by extension #freesw (and if you don't believe me, check if your system has GNOME or GTK and run ps aux | grep systemd as root; see PIDs)
Almost a decade ago the market value of #ibm was higher than that of #microsoft but we all know those values are doctored, faked, manipulated, right? Many companies that make MASSIVE losses (never a profit) valued highly.
The next release of the Fedora distribution — Fedora 33 — is currently scheduled for the end of October. Fedora's nature as a fast-moving distribution ensures that each release will contain a number of attention-getting changes, but Fedora 33 is starting to look like it may be a bit more volatile than its immediate predecessors. Several relatively controversial changes are currently under discussion on the project's mailing lists; read on for a summary.
The pervasiveness of the Internet of Things (IoT) means nearly every product, from refrigerators to pocket watches, can connect to a network. For that to happen, all these products must have an embedded computer running a networking stack, and some of these products are almost impossibly small. That's where embedded software comes in: modern technology provides a tiny computer, hard-coded into a hardware chip, without any need for offboard CPU, RAM, or hard drive.
When it comes to successful transformation stories with Red Hat, the Asia Pacific (APAC) region leads the world. In a recent survey by the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services commissioned by Red Hat, 26% of APAC companies report that the transformational strategies have been highly effective, compared to other regions reports of 19%.
I am in the process of converting my cron jobs to systemd timers. I have used timers for a few years, but usually, I learned just enough to perform the task I was working on. While doing research for this systemd series, I learned that systemd timers have some very interesting capabilities.