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Red Hat Launches Online Red Hat Magazine 111

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loconet writes "Today Red Hat published the first issue of their online Red Hat magazine, formerly known as the Under the Brim newsletter. Each issue includes Editor's Blog, Red Hat Speaks (interviews with Red Hat personalities), From the Inside (News, Whitepapers, Events), Ask Shadowman, Tips & Tricks, Fedora Status Report, Contests. This month's issue features a detailed article on Fedora Core 3."
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Red Hat Launches Online Red Hat Magazine

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  • Is this... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by emrysk (787256) on Friday November 19, 2004 @05:54PM (#10870230)
    ...actually different from Under The Brim in content? Doesn't look like it. Any other differences?
  • by iztaru (832035) on Friday November 19, 2004 @05:55PM (#10870244) Homepage
    Interesting! This magazine will give corporate users more confidence on Linux. There will be little new technical information in this site. However, people from companies will find it very usefull, in the same way that they find usefull the Oracle or DB2 magazines. It is just corporate support to the products that they are buying. Great!
  • Insightful? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by ggeezz (100957) on Friday November 19, 2004 @05:58PM (#10870279)
    How is this insightful? Sounds like a troll to me.

    Honestly though, Debian is great and DEB's are more stable technology than RPM's, but they are also a lot harder to build and that's why there are less of them. It's still easier to deal with a few dependencies in binaries than to deal with them in source form because the author of a package wouldn't take the time to make a .deb.

    Also how up to date is Debian's distro? It is very stable (and I use it on certain servers), but a lot of the packages are somewhat behind. Cut RedHat a little slack. It is also a lot better than it used to be.
  • Re:Read what? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by demachina (71715) on Friday November 19, 2004 @05:59PM (#10870294)
    Exactly. Why is this news that one company behind one distribution is relaunching one of their marketing tools. Thank you /. for giving them the free plug.

    This is the company trying to turn Linux in to the most expensive operating system, not the most economical.

    This is the company the launched a subscription update service for its users and in less than the duration of a one year subscription cut the legs out from it, and the subscribers who paid money for it, and abandoned the whole flagship desktop product and their loyal users.

    Well they didn't exactly abandon it, rather they unloaded it on unpaid labor who do all the work for them and they just control, market, exploit and profit from it. Nice business if you can pull it off.

    Me I used to go out of my way to buy Red Hat box sets just to support a company that I thought was one of the good guys. No more. Gentoo for me.
  • Re:Read what? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Pros_n_Cons (535669) on Friday November 19, 2004 @06:13PM (#10870423)
    Is RedHat still around?

    if you RTFA:
    The downloads for the Fedora Core 3 release have been stunning -- the torrent at Duke sustained over 16,000 image downloads, exchanging about 37TB in just two days!

    Apparently one or two people like the project but don't let that get in the way of someone on Slashdot telling you RH is dead, please by all means ignore the fact they're the #1 distro in India, just opened an office in China which is now their main focus. They have office in Munich and landed some very big contracts there. Are currently the #1 installed distro in the world by a landslide according to netcraft. If you guys read that Mag and put down the zealot sword for a second you might see why everyone uses redhat/fedora, It's kicking the crap out of the competition.
  • by ackthpt (218170) * on Friday November 19, 2004 @06:17PM (#10870463) Homepage Journal
    Interesting! This magazine will give corporate users more confidence on Linux. There will be little new technical information in this site. However, people from companies will find it very usefull, in the same way that they find usefull the Oracle or DB2 magazines. It is just corporate support to the products that they are buying. Great!

    I hear you, but without useful little pluses, like we got in DEC User magazines, of hand-coloured Zork maps, you probably won't find one anywhere near an actual techie.

    Suits love CIO, Datamation and whatnot, which sumarizes what those with ears to the ground knew before the place smelled like buffalo poo.

  • Re:Read what? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by LnxAddct (679316) <sgk25@drexel.edu> on Friday November 19, 2004 @06:18PM (#10870473)
    Wow its like not even worth reading slashdot anymore if Redhat is mentioned. All the little debian, gentoo, and suse freaks come out of the word work and freak out. Its like werewolves on a full moon. Listen guys, Red Hat are the good guys, they offer great products and the corporate folk like them. They don't abuse anything or anyone, they open source everything. Try getting Novell to do that, Novell is just testing the waters because Netware failed, they have no interest in OSS, they'll jump on the next big train outta here if they think it'll get them more money. Red Hat's business *is* linux, they were in a position to buy Suse and were close to it but decided the market would be too closed, thats what kind of good guys these are. Anyway, its hard to get through the thick skulls of some slashdotters, but in the real world Red Hat or Suse are the only choices, my experience has been that Red Hat is better, others may feel different. Thats fine, have fun, but regardless of my choice I will support both distributions and tell others of them simply to get the ball out of MS's court. Once we do that, then can we have the linux distro flame wars? It shouldn't be too long 4 years or so, you can wait.
    Regards,
    Steve
    Fedora Core 3 is better than any of your distro's anyway ;)
  • Re:Read what? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by OffTheLip (636691) on Friday November 19, 2004 @06:23PM (#10870516)
    Sometimes it's necessary to cut your losses and admit that you can't have everything. In my case I embrace RH and their march toward the mainstream. The only way I can 'elect' to run Linux is to toe the line of certification and to RH's credit they have shelled out the bucks to appease all the PHBs in control of virtually everthing. When freedom of choice moments of clarity arise I scramble to fedora or some other cleansing moment...
  • Re:Read what? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by 0racle (667029) on Friday November 19, 2004 @06:50PM (#10870738)
    Good guys and bad guys is bullshit. Red Hat is a company, they will do what they think is going to make money, nothing more, nothing less. If they didn't buy Suse, it was because it did not make sence to their positioning, not because of some honour you seem to wish to see in them.

    regardless of my choice I will support both distributions and tell others of them simply to get the ball out of MS's court
    I just love a fair and ballenced view. Guess what Red Hat isn't Jesus Christ and MS isn't the devil, they are just companies with the same goal, to make money. On top of that, Microsoft does make a good product. It might not do everything right, but neither does Red Hat, or Suse, or Solaris. Letting a religious feeling decide what tools you use without ever considering actual technical reasons is retarded.
  • Re:Read what? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Pros_n_Cons (535669) on Friday November 19, 2004 @08:44PM (#10871537)
    Yes NASA developed SElinux, but it was having difficulty breaking into the mainstream, RH hired Russel Coker and pushed for its inclusion into 2.6 kernel I can assure you they have paid people working on this so that it will work with every day tasks instead of only being applicable to 'hardened' distro's. This is huge IMO
    kudzu is hardware tool, used in knoppix to get that "works on any hardware" people were screaming when it first came out.
    gcj/gcc/etc you say its probably not a good thing, have you read the changelog over the last year? Pretty incredible stuff. There is a couple things from the Article here I liked too about GCC:

    GCC 4.0 has Static Single Assignment (SSA) performance improvements -- SSA's usefulness comes from how it simultaneously simplifies and improves compiler optimizations, by simplifying the properties of variables. and
    The FORTIFY_SOURCE extensions add both compile-time buffer overflow detection, and very low overhead runtime overflow protection. This is an excellent development tool to help improve the quality of code out there, and a current aim is to have the -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE option to compile the entire Fedora Core 4 distribution! (Nothing shipped in Fedora Core 3 makes use of GCC4) For more information on this, refer to a posting made by Jakub Jelinek at http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2004-09/msg02055 .htm

    I concider these good things. So have the last 5 years since cygnus merged.
    I don't mean to say redhat wrote all these apps from the ground up although they did for some. Just that almost every top notch app for linux you can think of had a money player behind it like RedHat/SuSE/etc. What does this mean? Free distro's are the ones benifiting more from the $$$ guys.. The $$$ guys are the ones piling on the features we ask for, they're the ones giving us the "killer apps"

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