Thanks Red Hat.
Jon "maddog" Hall talked about something he has personal experience in, 50 years of UNIX. Enjoy!
Trying to wrap one's head around the paradigm changes happening in the industry can be difficult. Everything is just moving way too fast. Daniel Riek has been giving a talk for a while now entitled, "A Greybeard's Worst Nightmare." Here is a fairly recent iteration of his talk where he does an excellent job of providing both a historical context and a bridge to understanding the revolution and evolution that is happening. Unfortunately a lot of the progress has been coming from black box services provided by proprietary companies who don't see lock-in as a problem. Daniel explains how the benefits that have been gained by adopting free and open source software don't have to be abandoned in an effort to keep up with industry methodology shifts providing the most innovation and value. We can and are keeping up... but there is a LOT to learn.
Red Hat's Dan (Mr. SELinux) Walsh gave a talk about Container Security at the USENIX LISA 2018 conference.
Another LISA 2018 presentation... but this one about one of our favorite topics... Sysadmins!
This is from USENIX LISA 2018... just appeared minutes ago. Enjoy!
We have had a few discussions about the RISC-V development (at the BozemanLUG meetings). Some Fedora folks have gotten Linux working on some of the RISC-V development boards. There appear to be several layers to the overall design from the low-end moving up. Can RISC-V ever become a viable, mainstream alternative? Time will tell... but at the very least, seeing such developments gives me some hope. Here's a somewhat mainstream "youtuber" talking about RISC-V and given the number of views so far, maybe the word / information will break through.
I'm sure everyone has already heard this from yesterday... but yes after believing there wouldn't be a new Raspberry Pi release for 2018 because nothing was announced at the end of Feb., the Raspberry Pi foundation pulled a fast one on Pi Day by announcing a new revision of the Raspberry Pi 3B. They added a + to the end of it: Raspberry Pi 3B+.
What's new? They improved power regulation and cooling of the CPU enabling a default clockrate 200MHz faster than the previous Pi (1.4GHz). They totally refreshed the radio components (with a nice RPi logo stamped on the cover of it) bumping the wifi to dual-band 802.11ac and Blutooth 4.2. They also improved ethernet performance making it "faster ethernet" but just under 1GBit along with 4 new pins for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capabilities with an add-on HAT. Overall it is a cleaner design and the best Raspberry Pi to date.
While some had hoped for a doubling of the RAM (still only 1GB) that just wasn't in the cards as RAM prices have been significantly increasing over the last year and it is very important to the Raspberry Pi Foundation to keep the price point at $35.
Quite a few reviewers got a hold of the new model early and were able to post informative videos on YouTube including some benchmarks. Retailers don't quite have them in stock yet but will RSN. I already put in my order with Newark and it should be shipping in about 10 days. I hope to get FedBerry going on mine for a desktop Fedora system. I'll post about that when the time comes. In the meantime, enjoy the following brief video mentioning what's new in the Raspberry Pi 3B+.
Update: My Rpi3B+ arrived on Monday, March 19th. Wow, that was fast. I couldn't find the case I had so I haven't had time to play with it yet. For some reason, it seems smaller than previous models.
This interview is a couple of months old but still good. Enjoy.
Red Hat released a new short film in their Open Source Stories series entitled, "Road to AI". Enjoy!