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bahua
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IBM is taking a shit in our mouths. I suppose we should have seen this coming, but almost our entire environment runs on CentOS. Not only will we have to find a new distro (which will probably be CoreOS with kube, bleh) but we'll have to get everyday trained up on it.

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  • 11
    Intense Bowel Movement
  • 6
    @rutee07 get well soon!
  • 2
    They’re starting to monetize their acquisition by cutting its legs.

    Nice move !
  • 5
    generally speaking, in a corporate environment, the tech used isnt based on merit, at all.

    it is entirely hype, word of mouth, and marketing driven.

    get word of mouth going *now*, and in five years, you might have a few middle managers who junk ibm. maybe.

    corporate inertia is a helluva curse
  • 4
    [Insert every post I've ever written here about IBM]

    If an org was stupid enough to stay on the RedHat bandwagon and bet the farm on it after the acquisition, and continued to bet the farm on it after they passed over whitehurst to promote the notorious cost cutter/outsourcer who overpaid for redhat, you can't blame IBM. You were asleep at the wheel, ignoring the thousands of klaxons going on around you.

    It's the equivalent of being surprised when the guy who gutted expedia's engineering department announces he's going to do the same to Uber.
  • 1
    The easiest OS to support I've ever managed professionally was SLES. So I will be pushing for OpenSUSE.
  • 0
    @bahua Don't.

    OpenSuse is great. Especially OBS.

    But I wouldn't trust the owner at all.
  • 0
    Avoid CoreOS. I don't have a solid rec, but having worked with CoreOS I can safely say it'll cause you more headache than it'll solve.
  • 0
    @SortOfTested

    > It's the equivalent of being surprised when the guy who gutted expedia's engineering department announces he's going to do the same to Uber.

    What's this about Uber now? Did I miss some news?
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    @junon
    https://theinformation.com/articles...

    Khosrowshahi is the guy you hire when you want to sacrifice quality in order to give investors a jumping off point. His m.o. is systematically pruning away the high cost intellectual capital in favor of cheap labor in order to drive stock prices up and make a company's stock look more appealing in the short term. Long term, those companies have to compete on price because they have nothing left to compete with and reach artificially accelerated "maturity."
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    @IntrusionCM

    I just read that it's a rolling release distro now too. So, nuts.
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