[Beowulf] Oh.. IBM eats Red Hat

Jonathan Engwall engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 14:21:20 PST 2018

KDE is being dropped and guess who supports Gnome3...IBM!
Centos support will probably be dropped completely maybe even extinguished.
I though Fedora was killed of a couple years ago after version 7.
Maybe I am gloomy today or is IBM running IBM software on IBM hardware?
The sky might be falling.

On November 4, 2018, at 2:57 PM, Chris Samuel <chris at csamuel.org> wrote:

On Monday, 5 November 2018 2:14:50 AM AEDT Gerald Henriksen wrote:

> The biggest threat to RHEL isn't lost sales to CentOS but losing
> customers and mindshare to Ubuntu (which certainly appears to have
> been an issue the last number of years based on the number of software
> projects that support Ubuntu but not Red Hat).

I don't think that's surprising, and I don't think that's going to change no 
matter what happens with Red Hat and IBM.  From what I've seen in my time 
people tend to develop on their desktops and those tend to run Ubuntu (either 
natively or in a VM), not CentOS/RHEL.

This is why tools like EasyBuild, Spack and containers, are important, we need 
to be able to cater for these wide ranging dependencies.

All the best,
 Chris Samuel  :  http://www.csamuel.org/  :  Melbourne, VIC

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