[Beowulf] Oh.. IBM eats Red Hat

Jonathan Engwall engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 04:51:24 PDT 2018

With just a peek at the NYT bios of IBM top execs I feel as though
community based software development is safe and RHEL is safe, for now.
Watson is their heavy hitter. What does this list think of Watson???
A future with any corporation is a future of peril. The story of commorode
64 is an example. When the product was advancement and not sales the
corporation shifted. This meant the axe. And where is the Amiga or the C64
or C128 now (I wanted a C128 very badly). Dead of course.
About Ubuntu, 17.04 is probably dead, 18.04 is probably better, server
16.04 (plus gnome for desktop) is great. People will still use 11.04 also.
Your old Unix tricks will be necessary as installing from .gz in /opt/ is
often a solid bet.
It is more or less a desktop community but that could easily change if a
beowolf direction emerged on for examle Ask Ubuntu.
Not tha I want enemies in corporate America but that some people would
rather have their hands on; something which could be lost.

On Oct 29, 2018 12:43 AM, "Tony Brian Albers" <tba at kb.dk> wrote:


I wonder where that places us in the not too distant future..

I've worked for Big Blue, and I'm not sure the company cultures are
compatible to say the least.


Tony Albers
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Royal Danish Library, Victor Albecks Vej 1, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
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