RHEL 8 Beta released.

On Wednesday, Red Hat announced the release of RHEL 8 Beta.

This new major version shows the main following characteristics:

  • based on Fedora 28,
  • using a 4.18 kernel,
  • built for x86_64, ppc64le, aarch64 and s390x architectures,
  • only available to customers with an active subscription.

As usual, you can already read the RHEL 8 Beta Release Notes.

A more detailed presentation is available on the RHEL 8 page.

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RHEL 7.6 officially released.

With all the noise surrounding the purchase of Red Hat by IBM, most of the relevant information is almost lost. However, the world doesn’t stop spinning.

Yesterday, Red Hat announced the official release of RHEL 7.6.

To know more about this new version you can read a summary of the RHEL 7.6 changes or the RHEL 7.6 Release Notes.

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IBM buys Red Hat for 34 billions.

Yesterday around 6PM, IBM announced the purchase of the company Red Hat for 34 billions dollars.

This announcement appeals to investissors from both sides: IBM buys a company known for its innovation; Red Hat’s shareholders get a good value for their shares.

However, it is unclear what will happen to Red Hat product portfolio: OpenShift, CentOS, Fedora, …

We also do not know how Red Hat employees, and even more ex-CoreOS employees will react to this culture change, plan to stay in this new subsidiary or create start-ups …

I have always liked the spirit of independance of Red Hat. Now, I do not know if the company will maintain its momentum in this new configuration.

I only know one thing: people who think nothing will change are wrong.

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Fifth website anniversary.

Another year passes.

This is an opportunity to slightly change the orientation of the website.

Until now, it was mainly about RHEL 7 / CentOS 7.

As I have spent the last six months building skills on OpenShift, I will provide articles on this subject soon, starting with a list of useful OpenShift articles sorted by theme. In fact, the site blog.openshift.com has published some very interesting articles, but many of them have been gradually forgotten while their content is still relevant. It seemed to me important to facilitate access to this wealth of knowledge.

In addition, Red Hat announced yesterday the release of OpenShift v4 around January 2019.

I hope you still enjoy the website.

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