[CentOS] IBM buying RedHat

Tue Oct 30 07:25:03 UTC 2018
Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. <eoconnor25 at gmail.com>

On 10/30/18 3:20 AM, Rob Kampen wrote:
> 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 ....

Hahahaah!.....good one! Now THAT made me smile!.....thanks for the 
laugh! Gotta remember to not always be the Doom & Gloom bearer! :o)! 
Guess I'll just keep on truckin' with F29...and hope all goes well.


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