The ongoing saga with Red Hat continues, and now that some time has passed since their controversial announcement, we now have statements from other distributions, including (but not limited to) Oracle and SUSE. In this episode, Jay and Joao talk about the recent developments on this story, and also touch on some trouble that Fortigate has been having nowadays.
When it comes to Linux in the Enterprise, we have quite a few challenges we have to overcome on a day to day basis to ensure we can depend on our technology. We never thought Red Hat themselves would some day become our opponent, but here we are. In this episode, Jay and Joao will discuss discuss the latest impulsive and irresponsible decision Red Hat has made – as well as how that decision results in the company undermining their own customer base, while alienating the Linux Community at the same time.
When it comes to Open Source, there’s always debates about various aspects of it – this isn’t new. But recently, a decision made by Red Hat has put a spotlight on this issue, perhaps a larger spotlight than any other time in recent memory. But it’s not just them – Open Source is sometimes a difficult subject to navigate. In this episode, Jay and Tom will discuss the Red Hat thing a bit, but transition into a much bigger topic – what should we or shouldn’t we expect from open source?
Linux is everywhere. It’s loved and relied on by many, and this technology shapes our world each and every day. The majority of the world’s top websites trust it to provide content to their users, and Enterprise IT wouldn’t be the same without it. The secret of what makes Linux so powerful, flexible, and scalable comes down to three things – open-source, passion, and community. And Red Hat is undermining all of those important aspects of what makes Linux the powerful, stable and scalable solution that it is – while also throwing their very own loyal customer-base under the proverbial bus.
In this article, I’m going to bring up several examples of how Red Hat has made misleading (or flat-out untrue) claims and promises, and also threw their own customer-base under the proverbial bus. But even with Red Hat poisoning their own water supply, the once-loved Linux company is only the symptom of a much larger problem. Company-backed Linux just can’t be trusted. Let’s take a look at why that is, but first we’ll summarize what’s happened recently.
When it comes to Linux Distros, each are either managed by their community or by a company. With recent news, it becomes clearer than ever that those managed by a company should be avoided. With a recent history of being untrustworthy, Red Hat is on the list to steer clear of – but they’re not the only example. With histories of misleading claims (with some being downright lies) it’s time to leave corporate-owned Linux distributions behind. Here’s why.
- Red Hat and CentOS “Join Forces”
- CentOS 8 Released
- Transforming the development experience within CentOS
- CentOS Project shifts focus to CentOS Stream
- FAQ – CentOS Project shifts focus to CentOS Stream
- Red Hat strikes a crushing blow against RHEL downstreams
- Phoronix Article on Red Hat’s response to this
- What decides success or failure
- Gnome as Gnome intended
- Ubuntu Flavors
Join Jay and Tom for some awesome Homelab-related goodness! In this episode, viewer/listener feedback is addressed – plus Jay’s initial thoughts on that Red Hat bombshell that was dropped, whether or not more updates means more secure, and more!
In the Linux community, there’s constant debate about which distribution is best for your desktop. However, there’s not as much discussion regarding Linux distros for your server. There are many good options for your Linux server project, and in this video Jay discusses his top 6 choices.