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Red Hat steps up its entrepreneurship support with Silicon Valley 'foxhole'

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A newly announced partnership with Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) gives American Underground startups a “foxhole” in Silicon Valley.

The Raleigh-based open source giant is allowing startups in American Underground's three-campus network to share space it already has at its home office in Mountain View.

The space, dubbed the American Underground Foxhole, began with a brief meeting in Red Hat Tower.

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RPM 4.12 Brings New Switches, New Rpm2Archive Utility

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RPM 4.12 has been released as the latest version of the RPM Package Manager. This most recent upgrade brings a fair amount of additions, bug-fixes, API changes, binding improvements,a new plug-in system, and more.

First up, RPM 4.12 brings a host of new command-line switches: --nopretrans, --noposttrans, --noplugins, --reinstall, --exportdb, --importdb, --recommends, --suggests, --supplements, and --enhances. RPM 4.12 also brings a rpm2archive utility for converting RPM payloads into tar archives.

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Red Hat Announces General Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11

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Red Hat, Inc. RHT, +0.07% the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11, the final minor release of the mature Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 reiterates Red Hat’s commitment to a 10-year product lifecycle for all major Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases and offers a a secure, stable, and reliable platform for critical enterprise applications.

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4MLinux Multiboot Edition 10.0 Beta Lets Users Install Latest Ubuntu and Fedora over Network

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Ubuntu

4MLinux Multiboot Edition 10.0 Beta, a mini Linux distribution that is focused on the 4Ms of computing, Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (e.g., playing video DVDs), Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and Mystery (Linux games), has been released and is now ready for testing.

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[Event Report] Openstack Pune Meetup

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Server

Swapnil started with what is devstack and how it help to start with openstack what are the requirements and OS which a member can use to setup devstack environment. He also talk about how we can change configuration (local.conf, stackrc, openrc ..etc.) during run time or after install and where all those files are available. Then he talked about devstack tools like upload_image, install_pip, info and what are available hooks. He talked about available plugins for devstack and moved to use of devstack after installation. He also talked about how we use tox for openstack unit testing and then gave a basic introduction of tempest/gerrit workflow.

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Fedora 21 Alpha to slip by one week

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Today at Go/No-Go meeting it was decided to slip Fedora 21 Alpha release
by one week due to unresolved blocker bugs [1] and no release candidate
available. More details in meeting minutes [2].

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Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 beta: New software for Linux developers

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Want to keep your operating system on the straight and stable while at the same time using cutting edge development languages and programs? Then Red Hat has the tools for you with its beta release of Red Hat Software Collections (RHSC) 1.2.

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Red Hat Satellite orbits the Amazon cloud

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Red Hat Satellite 6, released Wednesday, also comes with an entirely new interface for writing server configurations. The company replaced its own software with the popular open source configuration management software Puppet.

Comprising a number of open source IT configuration and management tools, Red Hat Satellite was designed to help administrators maintain large numbers of servers running RHEL, which is Red Hat’s flagship enterprise Linux distribution.

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Red Hat Satellite 6 is now available

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Red Hat, the leading Open Source company with over a billion dollars in revenues every year, has announced the release of Red Hat Satellite 6.

Satellite 6 is a comprehensive solution providing complete lifecycle management of Red Hat systems with provisioning software distribution, patch and configuration management, together with subscription management across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

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FEDORA ACTIVITY DAY (FAD) PHNOM PENH 2014

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FAD Phnom Penh 2014 will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 15-16 November 2014 at Development Innovations. The idea of organizing the FAD Phnom Penh 2014 is to gather Fedora Ambassadors from ASIA-PACIFIC (APAC) Region together to work on activities.

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