01.20.21

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IBM Panics and Resorts to ‘Customer Retention’ Tactics With Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Posted in GNU/Linux, IBM, Red Hat, Servers at 5:53 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: IBM ‘frees’ RHEL but with limitations that can restrict growth of small companies (or subject them to financial barriers, originally unforeseen)

THE many incoming press reports (we link to this page as its list of articles will expand over time) about RHEL and CentOS can never outnumber the articles about Joe Biden, but it’s pretty big news regardless (maybe a poor choice of time to announce it all).

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) logoDespite ISP ordeals (BT now admits to me that there are serious congestion issues due to lock-downs associated with COVID-19) I’m uploading a quick video that talks about all the press coverage found so far regarding IBM’s pivot. It’s generally a step in a positive direction, but terms and conditions still apply. There are still superficial limitations that lower the appeal of Red Hat. In any event, the policy adopted on the fate of CentOS was a shot in the foot and IBM now recognises this (more than a month too late).

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