[CentOS] IBM buying RedHat

Tue Oct 30 07:20:43 UTC 2018
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

On 30/10/18 20:06, Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. wrote:
> On 10/30/18 2:46 AM, Simon Matter wrote:
>>> On 10/29/18 1:55 AM, Simon Matter wrote:
>>>> To me it seems like, if they are smart, they will try to push IBM 
>>>> POWER
>>>> and RedHat Linux together to establish real competition in the 
>>>> hardware
>>>> market again (and of course don't forget to keep Fedora/CentOS alive)!
>>> Er, RHEL has been running on Power for a very long time.  The fastest
>>> supercomputer in the world is Power9 + RHEL.
>> What I meant is that POWER could become a competitor for Intel/AMD based
>> servers. We're now running AMD EPYC servers with 64Cores/128Threads 
>> and we
>> didn't find any POWER system which could compete in this area.
>> Also, looking at TOP500 list there are not so many POWER systems 
>> anymore.
>> IBM could change this now.
>> Regards,
>> Simon
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> Yeah.....I guess that's one way to look at it.
> My biggest worry? Is I've placed so much time and effort "getting to 
> know" Fedora and its intricacies, idiosyncrasies, its ins and 
> outs...dealt with ridicule on this very same list when I first 
> started, have "cut my teeth" on learning VERY hard lessons about 
> certain syntax in the Terminal and what NOT to type.......only to have 
> that all "taken" away from me at the whim of IBM. It just seems 
> unfair. I'm hoping like H3LL that the developers @ Fedora are 
> seriously thinking about forking "Just In Case"!? I mean they could 
> still use the .RPM extensions, and possibly even still pull their code 
> from RHEL, but at least they would be autonomous and wouldn't have to 
> rely on IBM's good will in order to keep on churning out what....to 
> me...is the best Linux distro on the planet! As I write this....I'm 
> eyeballing the spare ThinkPad T-410 that I've neglected since I have 
> Fedora running on a Dell XPS, and I'm thinking its time to get "back 
> to my roots" and to find a distro I can put on that device and run 
> without concern....I've heard some decent things about this "Pop-OS" 
> which comes with System76's hardware. Maybe I'll give that a 
> spin......then like I had said before...there's always Debian plain 
> vanilla...with maybe MATE or Cinnamon?.....or else its going to have 
> to be where I buckle down and finally learn all there is to know about 
> LFS and Arch Linux and then move on to one of those...(God!.....at 
> 47!?....its like how can I POSSIBLY start over again!?...) and THIS is 
> the kind of turmoil that ensues when a corporation buys a fully 
> functioning open course company!
wow, I am just 62 and looking forward to the next round of CentOS  - 
version 8 coming up? - must be due soon ....
Love learning new stuff, it never gets old (pun intended).
sorry for the noise, but couldn't resist, must be the age ....
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