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IBM Buys Red Hat for $34,000,000,000.00

Submitted by Scott Dowdle on Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:39

I haven't done much reading on it so I haven't formed an opinion yet... about what I think about IBM buying Red Hat.  Will it be good for IBM.  Definitely.  Will it be good for Red Hat?  I hope so.  IBM is well known for investing in Linux and FOSS technologies.

Anyone remember the various commercials they've run over the years?  I remember one specific one from... I don't recall the year... but yeah, it is dated now.  It shows a pre-teen boy.  Years have passed.  If they were to update the commercial, who should play that character?  The commercial ends with "The Future is Open".  Let's hope it still is.

Question:  If IBM had bought Canonical instead of Red Hat, how would you feel knowing Ubuntu was going to be the Linux distro deployed for the vast majority of IBM's customers including those in the cloud?  Kind of clarifies it now doesn't it?

UPDATE: Here's the Red Hat CEO's blog post on the subject:
A monumental day for open source and Red Hat

Video: Super Privileged Containers

Submitted by Scott Dowdle on Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:55

For anyone who hasn't seen this yet who is interested in containers, this is a must see. Watch Red Hat's SELinux guru Dan Walsh explain and demo Super Privileged Containers from the Red Hat Summit 2015. Enjoy!

For those who are iFrame challenged, here's the direct YouTube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM2Fc53Dtd4

Video: Demystifying systemd (RHS 2015)

Submitted by Scott Dowdle on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 03:43

I haven't watched this yet... but I'm sure it is a new classic... with a title like Demystifying systemd. There are a number of awesome videos from Red Hat Summit 2015 so check them out.

For those with iframe issues, here's the direct link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9YmaNuvw5U