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IBM/Red Hat/Fedora Leftovers

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  • Policy proposal: New Code of Conduct

    The Fedora Council has been working with the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator to update and improve Fedora’s Code of Conduct. This work began with Brian Exelbierd during his tenure as FCAIC and was then picked up by Marie Nordin at the start of 2020. The new draft of the Code of Conduct is more comprehensive than our current Code of Conduct and will be accompanied by a set of Clarifying Statements. The Clarifying Statements are a work in progress.

  • Optimizing server utilization in datacenters by offloading network functions to NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs

    By using hardware offloading and dedicated hardware businesses can free up their CPU resources and handle network traffic more efficiently. In this post we'll look at using NVIDIA BlueField-2 data processing units (DPU) with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Red Hat OpenShift to boost performance and reduce CPU load on commodity x64 servers.

    Modern networks are expected to be able to quickly and securely move a large number of data packets. Processing that data on both the sending and the receiving ends is an expensive operation for servers that are responsible for handling the network traffic. As the server is performing network operations, its CPUs are spending valuable cycles handling the networking tasks and, as a result, have fewer cycles available to run the actual applications or process the data. A practical solution to this problem is to use hardware offloading to transfer resource intensive computational tasks from the server’s CPU to a separate piece of hardware.

  • Combating security challenges with cloud-native AI-driven architecture

    Network security in modern datacenters is primarily focused on the inbound/outbound packet flow, often referred to as north-south traffic. However, the growth of cloud-native applications has driven an explosion of east-west network traffic within a datacenter where applications can create hundreds of thousands of network connections among virtual machines and containers. As a consequence the ability to track, monitor and secure a datacenter in a timely manner has risen above that of any individual or team. To combat this challenge, Red Hat and NVIDIA are working together to protect networks from breaches via real-time AI security analysis.

    NVIDIA’s Morpheus AI application framework is designed to handle a variety of complex security tasks and policies allowing users to develop and deploy AI-enabled security applications efficiently. Morpheus AI provides several pre-trained models, including one with the ability to immediately recognize many types of sensitive personal information, like public cloud or GitHub user credentials, private keys, passwords, and credit card numbers. This pre-trained model enables AI to search through network packets for patterns associated with these credentials and flag exposed data to the enterprise security team.

  • An Introduction to Convert2RHEL: Now officially supported to convert RHEL-like systems to RHEL

    Convert2RHEL is now an officially supported component of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Convert2RHEL enables the conversion of select RHEL derivative distributions into a supportable RHEL system, retaining existing applications and configurations. This is the culmination of multiple teams within Red Hat who have worked to provide solutions and guidance to our customers and the community at large.

    The concept for the Convert2RHEL utility began nearly five years ago when Red Hat engineering was asked to explore how conversions to RHEL might work. Since then, it has evolved as a collaborative effort between Red Hat Engineering and Consulting services, who have used it successfully with many Oracle Linux and CentOS Linux conversions in many large and complex enterprise environments. Due to numerous requests, Red Hat has now productized it as a supported component of RHEL.

    It was important to ensure that access to the Convert2RHEL utility was frictionless and served the broad CentOS Linux user community who wanted to make use of new options such as our no-cost developer subscriptions. In January, Red Hat announced the enhanced no-cost Red Hat Developer Subscription for Individuals and the Developer for Teams subscription (available via sales), which both provide no-cost access to RHEL subscriptions. This includes Red Hat Insights and many management capabilities from cloud.redhat.com.

  • Red Hat named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for third year in a row

    In February 2020 Red Hat proudly announced that we had earned a place on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. At the time, achieving such a distinction seemed guaranteed to be one of the most memorable moments of the year. 2020 had other ideas, though.

8 Popular Flatpak Apps You Could Try in 2021

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Flatpak packaging comes baked-in in Fedora and Solus distributions. Gradually, it has gained a dedicated following and userbase.

If you are coming in late, Flatpak is an application bundle used to distribute and install an app on a Linux-based platform. Flathub is where you usually get Flatpak packaged applications. Have a look at our Flatpak guide for more information.

If you are thinking about giving Flatpak a try, or if you want to try some cool open-source applications, Flathub offers several tools for your Linux distribution. So, I have made a list of some of the most popular software that you can get now from Flathub.

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Release of osbuild 28

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We are happy to announce version 28 of osbuild. This time with a large set of fixes and minor additions to the different stages bundled with osbuild. Furthermore, Fedora 35 is now supported as host system.

Below you can find the official changelog from the osbuild-28 sources. All users are recommended to upgrade!

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IBM/Red Hat/Fedora Leftovers

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  • How to install Gradle build automation tool on CentOS 8

    Developed in Java, Kotlin, and Groovy, Gradle is an open-source build automation tool that is used mostly in Java projects. It automates the building process of applications which includes compiling, linking, and packaging of code without manual input. Gradle also supports Groovy, which is an object-oriented dynamic language created for Java applications. Let’s install Gradle on CentOS Linux 8.

  • How to install Ansible on Ubuntu Server 21.04

    Ansible is an open-source software provisioning, configuration management, and application-deployment tool enabling infrastructure as code. It runs on many Unix-like systems, and can configure both Unix-like systems as well as Microsoft Windows. It includes its own declarative language to describe system configuration. Ansible was written by Michael DeHaan and acquired by Red Hat in 2015. Ansible is agentless, temporarily connecting remotely via SSH or Windows Remote Management (allowing remote PowerShell execution) to do its tasks.

  • 5 reasons to attend the Digital Developer Conference: AIOps & Integration on April 20

    Decentralized applications bring several benefits over traditional application architectures, but they also increase the need for AIOps and integration capabilities—especially for the enterprise. Open source technologies, like Kubernetes and Docker, allow for consistent and explicit deployment of portable workloads across hybrid cloud environments, but developers and IT operations engineers need new skills to optimize deployments, monitor apps, and remedy problems quickly, with confidence, using advanced AIOps techniques.

    This Digital Developer Conference on AIOps & Integration focuses on the integration development and AIOps communities, and it provides you with the opportunity to design, develop, operate, and experience secure, AI-powered automation for IT operations and integration in your hybrid cloud environments. Whether you’re a developer, architect, SRE, or IT Ops engineer, you’ll discover ways to invest in AIOps and integration so that you can address challenges with decentralized, microservices-based applications. Subject matter experts will guide you through the essentials, experiences, and exercises to help you develop these worthwhile skills. For information on the conference and to explore the agenda, go to ibm.biz/devcon-aiops

  • To be an open leader, listen to your heart

    Allowing talented leadership to excel in a more open organizational structure can determine a young company's success. But in order to transform into a more open organization, you'll need to provide that space for talented leaders to grow.

  • Fedora 34 Adding SEVCTL Utility For Managing AMD SEV - Phoronix

    The upcoming release of Fedora 34 will make it the first major Linux distribution to have sevctl available, an open-source utility for managing AMD EPYC systems with Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV).

    SEVCTL is a utility for managing AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization with displaying various SEV details, managing of certificates, resetting the platform's persistent state, and other features for what is exposed by the SEV management API with EPYC processors.

IBM/Red Hat and Oracle Leftovers

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  • IBM Set To Release COBOL Compiler For Linux

    IBM has announced that they will release a proprietary GNU/Linux version of their IBM COBOL compiler on April 16th. The Linux version will be fully compatible with IBM's existing COBOL compiler products for z/OS and AIX. Pricing is unknown.

  • How a growing ecosystem of 90+ partners creates opportunities for clients with IBM Cloud for Financial Services

    In 2019, we introduced an industry-first platform called the IBM Cloud for Financial Services to help financial institutions host mission-critical workloads with confidence while adhering to stringent security and compliance regulations. Today marks an exciting milestone for IBM. The IBM Cloud for Financial Services, now supporting Red Hat OpenShift and other cloud-native services, is generally available and backed by EY, Tata Consultancy Services, and a growing ecosystem of more than 90 independent software vendors (ISVs) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.

  • Build and run regulated workloads in the cloud

    Maintaining compliance with industry regulations and avoiding costly and embarrassing security breaches are now a standard part of any software modernization or cloud migration effort. In July of 2020, IBM introduced the IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services and the IBM Cloud for VMware Regulated Workloads designed to reduce the time to migrate and deploy on the cloud. Today, IBM announced additional options for banks to run regulated workloads in the cloud with support for managed Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud and virtual services on an advanced virtual private cloud (VPC) infrastructure. In this post, I cover a few of the most important developer-focused areas that are part of the IBM Cloud for Financial Services.

  • IBM, Red Hat partner with Celonis on process mining software

    IBM and Red Hat have struck a partnership with Celonis to push process mining software that identifies inefficiencies in business processes across an enterprise.

    The Celonis Execution Management System (EMS) pulls real-time data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems and applies process intelligence and automation capabilities to improve execution of business processes across an organization. The product primarily targets organizations engaged in digital transformation projects.

  • More Peer Reviews - Learn What Customers Say About Oracle Linux on Trust Radius

    As we discussed in a previous blog about peer review platforms, these mediums are becoming increasingly important to buyers when making IT purchasing decisions. This blog will cover the reviews customers have been giving Oracle Linux on TrustRadius.

    TrustRadius is a trusted review site for business technology. Optimized for content quality and data integrity, it helps buyers make better product decisions based on unbiased and insightful reviews. TrustRadius also help vendors harness and scale the authentic voice of its customers. Oracle Linux is one of the many products a customer can evaluate on TrustRadius.

  • The Google Vs Oracle Saga Is Finally Over. The US Supreme Court Ruled In Favor Of Google.

    The American Oracle-corporation filed a lawsuit against the American Google-corporation of over Google's use of Java API headers on the Android platform in August 2010. That saga is finally over after it had dragged for more than a decade. The supreme court rules that Google's use of the API headers in questions does not violate Oracle's imaginary property rights.

    The Google vs Oracle court-case over Google's use of Java API headers was kind of a big deal ages ago. Google took 11,500 lines of API headers and structures from Sun's Oracle-owned Java implementation and used that as a vital part of their Android operating system.

    A judge which some programming experience ruled in Google's favor in 2012. Oracle wasn't happy with that outcome, so the court-case dragged on and on. And on. And on. The US supreme court finally ended the whole saga with a ruling in Google's favor on April 5th, 2021.

Fedora 35 Looking To Make Use Of Debuginfod By Default

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Red Hat engineers spearheaded the work on Debuginfod for being able to fetch debuginfo/sources from centralized servers for a project to cut-down on manually having to install the relevant debug packages manually on a system as well as that occupying extra disk space and just being a hassle. The Fedora project is now getting their Debuginfod server off the ground and for Fedora Linux 35 are planning to make use of it by default.

Debuginfod was plumbed last year into GNU Binutils and has seen support by the likes of the GNU debugger and other toolchain components. Debuginfod is quite nice for the reasons mentioned around transparently getting necessary debugging data and source code on-demand rather than dealing with the mess of debug packages.

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Also: Fedora Community Blog: Help wanted: program management team

Fedora Linux 34 Virtual Release Party, April 30th – May 1st

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The Fedora Team announced that they will be celebrating the upcoming final release of Fedora Linux 34 with a virtual Release Party. It will be held on the April 31st and May 1st.

Fedora 34 will brings a massive set of changes across desktop, server, and other spins. It will be shipped this build with GNOME 40, which is one of the major highlights of the release. In addition, a new tiling window manager i3 spin is introduced for the first time.

For this release, the Fedora Team announced that they will have the opportunity to celebrate virtually. This event will have a series of short sessions surrounding features in Fedora 34 and what’s happening in the Fedora community. There will also have a series of fun social sessions and activities, including a pub quiz and pictionary.

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Oracle and IBM/Red Hat Leftovers

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  • Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Using Storage in your cloud made easy with short training videos

    In this week’s Training Tuesday blog, we present a set of free, short videos on storage topics related to your Linux cloud instances. These videos demonstrate how to attach various types of cloud storage to your Linux instances and how to create shared cluster storage for Linux instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

  • Kafka Monthly Digest – March 2021

    This is the 38th edition of the Kafka Monthly Digest! In this edition, I’ll cover what happened in the Apache Kafka community in March 2021.

    For last month’s digest, see Kafka Monthly Digest: February 2020.

  • A developer goes to the Masters: Round 1

    Two of my greatest passions in life are sports and technology. So, I feel incredibly fortunate that I’m a Technology Program Manager for IBM Sports & Entertainment Partnerships, the team that produces the digital experience with some of the greatest sporting events in the world, like the US Open Tennis Championships and Wimbledon.

    In this role, I’ve had some incredible experiences, attending iconic events and meeting world-renown athletes. But, today I fulfilled a long-held dream. Today, I set foot on Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters.

  • Accelerating Network Packet Processing on RHEL 8.3 with Intel Gen 3 Ice Lake Xeon

    With the push towards wide-scale 5G and edge service deployments, it’s important for Digital Service Providers (DSPs) to have a solid foundation for responding to customer challenges and requirements. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 offers several benefits for DSPs. With improved operating system performance, DSPs can take advantage of better throughput to deliver enhanced user experience for their customers.

    With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.3 and building on our successful collaboration with Intel, Red Hat has extended the list of certified hardware to include Intel’s 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Ice Lake, model Platinum 8360Y), and support for Intel’s latest 100Gb network adapter, the E810 series.

  • Announcing Red Hat regional leadership appointments

    Earlier this year we announced changes to our global sales leadership, and as Larry Stack takes on the role of executive vice president of Global Sales and Services, we’re excited to announce changes to our regional leadership team. Dirk-Peter (DP) van Leeuwen, previously senior vice president and general manager in Asia Pacific, has been named senior vice president and general manager of North America Commercial Sales. Marjet Andriesse, who joined Red Hat as vice president of Sales in Asia Pacific in October 2020, succeeds van Leeuwen in leading the company’s Asia Pacific region as vice president and general manager. Both appointments are effective immediately and van Leeuwen and Andriesse will report to Stack.

IBM Looking for Test Volunteers

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Getting Started to Fedora Workstation for Ubuntu Users

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Continuing our Fedora articles (click here and here), now here is our traditional list of tips & tricks to begin with Fedora after installing it to our computer but with the point of view of an Ubuntu user. Currently, we are having Fedora version 32 to Rawhide, ranging between versions 3.38 to 40 of its GNOME desktop, and these are applicable to any of them and hopefully in the future versions as well. Okay, now let's try Fedora together and go!

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Programming Leftovers

  • Create Beautiful Websites Using Emacs Org Mode

    In my never-ending quest to find the perfect way to create beautiful (yet minimal) websites, I had to try out Org Export in Emacs. Since I tend to write everything in Org Mode these days, it would be amazing to simply be able to convert my Org docs into HTML, and maybe add a little CSS to spice things up.

  • Qt Creator 4.15: New CMake Features

    Qt Creator 4.15 comes with a bunch of features and bug fixes for the CMake Project Manager. Below, you have a list of what’s new and a few tips and tricks which would hopefully improve your CMake experience in Qt Creator.

  • 7 Popular Open Source CI/CD Tools

    DevOps is a software development strategy that incorporates agile practices for fast, efficient product creation and release. It focuses on integration of development and operations teams, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and automation of tasks and processes. Typically, DevOps teams use pipelines to streamline and standardize processes. DevOps pipelines are toolchains that teams can use to automate tasks and provide visibility into the software development life cycle. In this article, we’ll cover seven popular open source CI/CD tools.

  • Community Member Monday: Gökçe Kuler

    I’m from Aydın, Turkey. Currently I’m studying in my final years at the Computer Engineering department of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. I’m interested in free software – and enjoy working with free software projects and learning new things aboutthemit. I met free software when I started university via my advisor Necdet Yücel. I like playing the guitar and the kalimba. Also, I recently started painting with acrylic paints. I’m vegetarian, and actively participate in animal protection and gender equality projects.

  • App Showcase: Drawing

    Drawing is a simple app in the PureOS store to doodle on a digital canvas.

today's howtos

  • How to Use tcpdump and 6 Examples

    Are you trying to capture data packets in order to analyze traffic on your network? Maybe you are a server administrator who has bumped into an issue and wants to monitor transmitted data on the network. Whatever the situation be, the tcpdump Linux utility is what you need. In this article, we will discuss the tcpdump command in detail, along with some guides on how to install and use tcpdump on your Linux system.

  • How to play The Forest on Linux

    The Forest works on Linux, but only with Proton’s help, which is a built-in feature of the Linux release of Steam. So, before we can go over how to configure the game, we must demonstrate how to install Steam on Linux.

  • How to Install CopyQ Clipboard Manager 4.0.0 in Ubuntu 20.04 | UbuntuHandbook

    The CopyQ clipboard manager released version 4.0.0 a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, Ubuntu 18.04 via PPA. CopyQ is a free and open-source clipboard manager with editing and scripting features. The new 4.0.0 release features new script engine with some new functions, better ECMAScript support, improved performance.

  • These 10 Sed Examples Will Make You a Linux Power User

    Editing text files and terminal output is an everyday job for those who administer Linux machines. Command-line utilities like sed allow a user to modify and change the content of a text file right from the terminal window. In this article, we will discuss the sed command in detail, along with some essential examples that demonstrate the power of the sed utility in Linux.

Today in Techrights

Is Linux A More Secure Option Than Windows For Businesses?

There are many factors to consider when choosing an OS, security being among one of the most critical. The general consensus among experts is that Linux is the most secure OS by design - an impressive feat that can be attributed to a variety of characteristics including its transparent open-source code, strict user privilege model, diversity, built-in kernel security defenses and the security of the applications that run on it. The high level of security, customization, compatibility and cost-efficiency that Linux offers make it a popular choice among businesses and organizations looking to secure high-value data. Linux has already been adopted by governments and tech giants around the world including IBM, Google and Amazon, and currently powers 97% of the top one million domains in the world. All of today’s most popular programming languages were first developed on Linux and can now run on any OS. In this sense, we’re all using Linux - whether we know it or not! This article will examine why Linux is arguably the best choice for businesses looking for a flexible, cost-efficient, exceptionally secure OS. To help you weigh your options, we’ll explore how Linux compares to Windows in the level of privacy and protection against vulnerabilities and attacks it is able to offer all businesses and organizations. Read more