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Ex-Microsoft man takes up arms for Red Hat's open-cloud crusade

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So where does Red Hat turn? Microsoft – that’s where.

Red Hat in September hired Harry Mower as senior director, developer programs and evangelism.

Mower has been an evangelist and outreach manager for Microsoft since 2006, on media, telecoms and entertainment. His job, to expand uptake and adoption of Microsoft technologies.

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oVirt 3.5 Rolls Out

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This past week was the KVM Forum, a three-day event in Düsseldorf that brought together the entire KVM community, which included oVirt users and developers. The October 16th oVirt Workshop, a free-of-charge event co-located with the KVM Forum, focused on the oVirt datacenter platform and its use in business and academic worlds.

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Fedora 21 Is Looking & Working Very Well -- Best Fedora Release Yet?

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While we're still likely at least months out from the official release of Fedora 21, I've been running it a lot since last month's F21 Alpha release and it's been working out very well. Fedora 21 is easily shaping up to be the best Fedora release yet and the stability/saneness of the development packages is also a charming change compared to some of the more notorious Fedora releases of the past.

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Fedora Council elections coming soon!

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Hello everyone! Very shortly, the Fedora Council will replace the Fedora Project Board as Fedora’s top-level leadership and governance body, with the particular aim of having more engaged and effective whole-project coordination and planning.

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What you need to know about the SSLv3 “POODLE” flaw (CVE-2014-3566)

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Security

So, the bottom line is: on servers and clients, disable SSLv3 (and, of course, older). Updates to Fedora packages which make this the default will be forthcoming, but in the meantime, you can do it manually. Red Hat is working on a security blog article explaining the steps to take for different software; we’ll link to that when it becomes available.

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What’s new in the graphics stack in Fedora 21?

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Every release of Fedora introduces a wide range of updates to the graphics stack from a wide range of upstream projects. Fedora 21 includes a range of updates and feature enablement to many elements of the graphics stack, including: new 2D & 3D driver support, updates to the X Server, and updates to the kernel. All these updates make even more devices perform better under Fedora than ever before.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Debuts with Support on RHEL 7

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Red Hat is out today with the latest version of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL) platform, as well as now providing support for users of the newer Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to run RHEL 6 apps in a container.

RHEL 6.6 is the latest iteration of the RHEL 6 platform which first debuted in Red HatNovember of 2010. In June of this year, Red Hat launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as RHEL 6's successor. The new RHEL 6.6 release benefits from some of RHEL 7's innovations.

Steve Almy, product manager for Red Hat's Platform Business Unit, explained to ServerWatch that in In RHEL 6.6, Red Hat has added support to enable a cross-realm Kerberos trust, through a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 server.

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Scientific Linux 7.0 Officially Released

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The Scientific Linux community is finally out with the official release of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 re-spin.

After months of development releases and trailing Oracle Linux, CentOS, and other RHEL derivatives, Scientific Linux 7.0 is officially out. Its kernel and other packages are built from the same sources as upstream RHEL 7.0.

More details on Scientific Linux 7.0 can be found via the release notes. Coming up soon on Phoronix will be a fresh EL 7.0 distribution comparison.

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Red Hat Picks AppDirect To Run Its Developer Marketplace

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The company is today extending that list with the addition of Red Hat. Red Hat RHT -1.1% is using AppDirect to power the marketplace for its OpenShift Platform as a Service (PaaS) product. The idea is pretty simple – OpenShift developers can buy add-on services to extend their applications from within OpenShift. From Red Hat’s perspective it’s a tried and true model – other PaaS vendors like Heroku and CloudFoundry have a similar model. Users sign in using their existing credentials and billing is integrated directly into the platform.

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Fedora 21 Alpha Release Has Three Flavors

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Over at the Fedora Project, we recently released the alpha version of Fedora 21. (And if the rest of this is all tl;dr, no problem – skip right to the pre-release download page, and there you are.)

Looking for a silly code name like in previous years? Sorry to disappoint – this is the first release to be just called by its number. That's not all we're doing differently, though. Last year, Fedora reached its 10-year anniversary, and as went into our second decade, we decided to take a step back and reflect on what changes it will take to continue to be a leading Free and Open Source Linux distribution over the next ten years.

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