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Comment Re:Goodbye Redhat, keep making the same mistake.. (Score 1) 167

What Microsoft turned WBEM into is a monstrosity. WBEM was just supposed to be an enhancement of SNMP. Instead of key/value type system, it allows real parameters to be sent to the remote system. But then, Microsoft. And now Microsoft is abusing it even more with DSC! WBEM was never intended to do some link DSC. What RedHat is doing with WBEM is exactly what it is supposed to be used for.

Comment Re:Ubuntu was great on the desktop (Score 2) 167

RHEL has a solution for this now. It is called Software Collections and the Developer Toolset. A developer can use latest Python, but the base system still uses the "stable" packages. All of this is still packaged as rpms, so the same management tools still apply. Note that the support cycle is much shorter for packages in the Software collections, but it is easy enough to take upstream and use the .spec file to roll your own.

Comment Re:Goodbye Redhat, keep making the same mistake.. (Score 1) 167

Which projects are 'not invented here' by RedHat? I suppose you could argue that buying iPlanet/Sun LDAP server is a rejection of OpenLDAP, but at the same time, they were trying to build something much more comprehensive. The fruits of that purchase is FreeIPA. FreeIPA is awesome.

They are also trying to introduce a proper management layer using WBEM. But it doesn't stop at just installing an OSS WBEM server. They are building out an entire management interface which in turn requires them to write more providers. Not invented here? There isn't really anything out there, so they are making it themselves. All opensource.

So beyond RedHat contributing to a ton of existing projects, they are building things (hard things), not only to make a better distro, but things that help the entire Linux universe. But hey, Ubuntu is making Mir. So there is that.

Comment Re:Goodbye Redhat, keep making the same mistake.. (Score 1) 167

Is Gnome 3 that controversial anymore? I thought Unity surpassed it in controversy.

I've been running RedHat/Fedora since 4.0.4, so as far as I can tell, RedHat has never left my desktop. One box has been updated for each release since RedHat 9. That included switching to x86_64 when I replaced the motherboard, but kept the HDD.

Comment Re:What makes Ubuntu Server unsuitable? (Score 5, Informative) 167

RHEL has good 3rd party support for when you need it. RedHat also spends a lot of work and money on compliance testing (e.g. Common Criteria and SCAP). This helps out with HIPAA and PCI regulation. It helps fill out that little check box so we all can get back to worrying about real security. I personally use RedHat's IdM (which is really FreeIPA). FreeIPA is awesome.

Comment Re:Centos = RHEL really (Score 3, Interesting) 167

40% ain't bad for CentOS/RHEL. I'm a bit surprised that Debian, which Ubuntu is based on, has fallen so far.

Ubuntu is a fine distro, I just don't like the company and the leadership. RHEL is a fine distro, but it purposely has a slower update cadence. I love the RedHat company and how committed they are to OSS. Everything they buy (and they've spent a lot on acquisitions over the years), they open source.

Comment Re:Good news (Score 1) 391

Exactly. California is one of the worse. If a person has a "on list lower" they have to have a DOJ letter to own it, otherwise it is a felony. The same gun with the lower swapped out, can be legal. It makes no sense. I wish they would remove the Roberti-Roos and series list laws and just go with feature-only.

Comment Re:Fabricating an assualt rifle in California... (Score 4, Informative) 391

It is not an "assault rifle" if it does not feature "A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon." So depending on the grip that is attached to that lower, it is fine. Also, no flash suppressors, folding or telescoping stock, thumbhole stock, or grenande launchers. It also must not be a .50 BMG. The other option is to "permanently" attach a magazine that holds ten or fewer rounds of ammunition to the lower. If the rifle sticks within these parameters, then it is not an assault rifle.

There are plenty of guns in California that are based on the AR-15, AR-10, and AK-47 platforms that comply with the law.

Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang