[Beowulf] Oh.. IBM eats Red Hat

Gerald Henriksen ghenriks at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 17:10:41 PST 2018

On Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:21:20 -0800, you wrote:

>KDE is being dropped and guess who supports Gnome3...IBM!


The timing of the announcement is such that the IBM purchase could
have nothing to do with it, certain headlines notwithstanding.

Given how bad KDE is on RHEL (RHEL 7 is still on KDE4) having the
Fedora KDE sig provide an up to date version for RHEL 8 via EPEL is
likely a better option anyway.

>Centos support will probably be dropped completely maybe even extinguished.

Time will tell, though a) it would be a bad move and b) unless CentOS
was on the verge of collapse prior to being absorbed by RH it would
likely just rebirth itself as an independent project again though
perhaps needing a new name.

>I though Fedora was killed of a couple years ago after version 7.

Red Hat has never (publicly at least) pondered killing Fedora and
still continues to invest significantly into it.

Of the 2 Fedora is likely more vulnerable because its utility to a
server version of RHEL isn't as clear and it is unlikely that it would
survive without the funding (direct and indirect) of Red Hat.

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