IBM To Acquire Red Hat


Here are some huge news to wake up to on this Monday Morning: IBM To Acquire Red Hat, Completely Changing The Cloud Landscape And Becoming World’s #1 Hybrid Cloud Provider.

That’s a lot to process in the morning.  But if Red Hat was to be acquired by someone, I think IBM is one of the better choices.  The deal size is $34 billion … and people are still saying that there is no way to make money with Open Source Software.

Here’s the story at Slashdot, which will get quite a few flame wars as the day progresses.

The blast from the past


There are very few things that make you think of time and remind you how old you are like that email that I received another day.  Red Hat Bugzilla sent me an automated email about the update on the bug in Fedora 3 (!!!) that I commented on … in November of 2004.  Yeah, that’s good 13+ years ago.

This is so long ago, it’s almost unbelievable.  Back in those days, I was working at PrimeTel and even had a slightly different spelling to my surname.  Oh, boy.

A Practical Introduction to Container Terminology


A Practical Introduction to Container Terminology” is at the same time two things for me:

  1. The longest blog post that I’ve seen in a long time, if not ever.
  2. The best introductory tutorial into containers.

Strongly recommended.