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Don't cross the Application Streams! Actually, maybe you can now in RHEL 8 beta

Hot on the heels of its OpenStack Platform 14, Red Hat has announced the beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. It has been four years since Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 emerged. Things in the Linux world have changed considerably since then. Naturally, there are hundreds of minor (and not so minor) tweaks and modifications …
Richard Speed, 15 Nov 2018
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Red Hat talks upgrades and bare metal with its new OpenStack Platform

Red Hat used this week's OpenStack Summit to announce the impending arrival of its OpenStack Platform 14. We had a chat with Red Hat's Nick Barcet about cadence, Kubernetes, and most definitely not IBM. It's been a while coming, but Red Hat has taken the latest OpenStack release, Rocky, and folded it into its OpenStack …
Richard Speed, 15 Nov 2018
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We (may) now know the real reason for that IBM takeover. A distraction for Red Hat to axe KDE

While everyone was distracted by IBM's $34bn takeover bid, Red Hat quietly wrote a death-note for KDE – within Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to be precise. On October 30, the Linux distro biz emitted Fedora 29 and RHEL 7.6, and in the latter's changelog the following appears, which a Reg reader kindly just alerted us to: …
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IBM's Red Hat gobble: Storage will be a test of Big Blue's commitment to open-source software

Comment So we all know by now that IBM is buying Red Hat for $34bn – the largest software acquisition ever. Of course, that includes all Red Hat's storage products. There are the two big ones, Red Hat Ceph (object storage with file and block access) and Red Hat Gluster (Scale-out NAS). Then there are the stragglers – the attempt at …
Chris Mellor, 30 Oct 2018
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IBM sits draped over the bar at The Cloud or Bust saloon. In walks Red Hat

Analysis IBM has spent a good long spell slumped at the bar in the last chance saloon for businesses figuring out how to make a mark in the public cloud arena. The proposed buy of Red Hat is supposed to change all that. The audacious $34bn bid for Red Hat last night equates to a $190 per share offer, a 63 per cent premium to the open- …
Paul Kunert, 29 Oct 2018
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Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz

IBM intends to acquire enterprise Linux maker Red Hat for $34bn (£27bn). Following rumors of a deal over the weekend, Big Blue announced the move here, in the past hour, and Red Hat's take is here. IBM made an offer of $190 per issued and outstanding Red Hat share, which was accepted: the current price stands at $116. …
Chris Williams, 28 Oct 2018
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The D in Systemd stands for 'Dammmmit!' A nasty DHCPv6 packet can pwn a vulnerable Linux box

A security bug in Systemd can be exploited over the network to, at best, potentially crash a vulnerable Linux machine, or, at worst, execute malicious code on the box. The flaw therefore puts Systemd-powered Linux computers – specifically those using systemd-networkd – at risk of remote hijacking: maliciously crafted DHCPv6 …
Shaun Nichols, 26 Oct 2018
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SUSE punts SES v5.5 out door, says storage is going software-defined and open source

Private equity-owned SUSE has released v5.5 of its software-defined, Ceph-powered Enterprise Storage (SES) platform. SES is an all-in-one object storage repository with both file and block access protocols. It is common to have unified file and block – Dell EMC Unity and NetApp's ONTAP – and unified file and object – Cloudian …
Chris Mellor, 8 Oct 2018
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HubSpot outage KOs Red Hat Ansible site and other hapless marketers

Sales and marketing software slinger HubSpot has suffered an outage – amid the Inbound 2018 marketing conference and just one day after it revealed plans to shift all its cloudy plumbing onto AWS. The online wobbles, which began at 0507 EDT (1007 UK time), took down a number of customers' websites right in the middle of the …
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Facebook Messenger backdoor demand, bail in Bitcoin, and lots more

Roundup It's time for another rapid roundup of computer security news beyond what we've already reported. US prosecutors want Facebook Messenger crypto cracked Uncle Sam is demanding Facebook alter its Messenger software so that American g-men can easily snoop on suspected criminals, it is claimed. The social network is said to be …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Aug 2018
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Galloping greenback rocks Red Hat

Red Hat has posted a fine set of results for the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, but offered reduced guidance for the rest of the year and been punished by investors as a result. Q1 saw US$814 million in revenue roll in, up 20 per cent on the same quarter last year and $7m ahead of guidance. The company also …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jun 2018
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From here on, Red Hat's new GPLv2 software projects will have GPLv3 cure for license violators

Red Hat on Monday said all of its newly initiated open-source projects that adopt GPLv2 or LGPLv2.1 licenses will be expected to include the GPLv3 "cure" provision. The move follows Red Hat's announcement last November, in conjunction with Facebook, Google and IBM, that the four companies intended to extend the GPLv3 violation …
Thomas Claburn, 18 Jun 2018
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OpenStack had a summit, so everyone's talking about it

Juniper Networks announced a tie-up with Red Hat integrating Red Hats OpenShift Container Platform and OpenStack Platform into Juniper's Contrail Enterprise Multicloud. The Gin Palace said this lets customers run and manage applications and services on any VM, any container, and any cloud environment. They note that the …
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Red Hat's CloudForms to slum it by wrangling boring old VMs

Red Hat’s decided virtual servers ought not to be a standalone silo for much longer, so has created a “Virtualization Suite” that combines Red Hat Virtualization with the CloudForms tool it offers to manage OpenStack and cloud-native applications. CloudForms has been around for a while and offers administrators one app with …
Simon Sharwood, 17 May 2018
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Void Linux gave itself to the void, Korora needs a long siesta – life is hard for small distros

If you're new to Linux you'd be forgiven for thinking there are only a half-dozen distributions – names like Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux tend to get most of the headlines. These big distros tackle big projects like Wayland, systemd, Mir, and other tools that will, for better or worse, change Linux as …
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Red Hat admin? Get off Twitter and patch this DHCP client bug

Red Hat has announced a critical vulnerability in its DHCP client and while it doesn't have a brand name it does have a Tweetable proof-of-concept. Discovered by Googler Felix Wilhelm, CVE-2018-1111 is a command injection bug in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and derivative DHCP clients. Wilhelm Tweeted: “CVE 2018-1111 is a …

Artificial intelligence is good for at least one thing – making hardware important again

Red Hat Summit If you're cynical about artificial intelligence, here's one ray of sunshine for you: it's got engineers around the globe focusing on improving number-crunching and computing performance right down to the silicon level. Rather than throwing thousands upon thousands of generic boring servers at problems, now techies are doubling …
Shaun Nichols, 10 May 2018
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You love Systemd – you just don't know it yet, wink Red Hat bods

Red Hat Summit Senior Red Hat techies this week urged Red Hat Enterprise Linux sysadmins to give Systemd a chance if they haven't already taken the software to heart. At the 2018 Red Hat Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, Linux container product manager Ben Breard, and senior principal engineer and Systemd co-creator Lennart Poettering, …
Shaun Nichols, 10 May 2018

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