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by KBD47
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

My hunch was correct, ie Canonical Inc only provided extended support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a maximum of 3 years, ie from its EOL in April 2017 until April 2020. ... https://www.ubuntu.com/esm . Similarly for Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 LTS, ie free 5 years + paid 3 years = total maximum of 8 years of LT...
by KBD47
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

I don't see anything in Shuttleworth's comment about only paid support for 10 years. It says Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will get 10 years support. That is likely only security updates, but seems clear to me. Also, mimicking Redhat--which is likely why Shuttleworth is doing this--CentOS gets the same support t...
by KBD47
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1701

Re: The IBM purchase of Red hat

I didn't see another thread related to this topic, so if there is one, please post me a link to it. If not, I just have a couple of questions that maybe someone here can answer. I may not have always used linux, but its safe to say that I've always been a fan. And thus, I find this news to be kind ...
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1701

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

xenopeek wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:01 pm
It went up from $ 119 to $ 169 today. But the acquisition bid is for $ 190 so that's not surprising. IBM valued Red Hat 60% above its market cap.
Ubuntu is headed for an IPO according to Shuttleworth. Anyone offers them above their share price--like with Redhat--Ubuntu will sell.
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1701

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

There's no pressure to sell. The US has seen an acceleration of acquisition activity in 2018 in both number of deals and size of transactions. Technology acquisitions are on trend right now. Sounds like what's happening here. That said, there might be parties interested in purchasing Canonical. Don...
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1701

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

Who thinks Ubuntu is next?
The pressure will build for them to sell now after this Redhat deal.
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1701

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

With all the other developers moving over to LibreOffice because of Oracle's handling, I have a hard time blaming IBM for not sticking with OpenOffice as the cause for its demise. I mean, you can only go against the flow for so long. I just question IBM's commitment to anything. And then you have o...
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1701

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

Nor did [IBM] do anything but assure the ruin of the once great OpenOffice. That's falsifying history a bit. Oracle killed OpenOffice. Because IBM had longer-term commitments for OpenOffice towards its clients they required Oracle not to just throw the code away but find a new host (Apache Foundati...
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1701

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

Remember when Thinkpads used to be made by IBM? I don't believe IBM cares a whit about desktop computing anymore. Nor did they do anything but assure the ruin of the once great OpenOffice. So I am not as cheerful about this acquisition as some. Especially as Debian and Ubuntu can never think for the...
by KBD47
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade from mint 18 to 19. Worthy?
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Upgrade from mint 18 to 19. Worthy?

18 is rock solid. If it ain't broke don't fix it :wink:
by KBD47
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 1330

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

I like DDG and probably 80% of the time it is fine, but at other times it is terrible beyond belief while Google is exactly on target. For instance, recently I did a search on DDG for when the first frost in my area occurs, the average date it. Startpage/Google knew exactly what I meant, DDG was com...
by KBD47
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 27
Views: 1018

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

More Google junk: A few weeks ago Google shipped an update to Chrome that fundamentally changes the sign-in experience. From now on, every time you log into a Google property (for example, Gmail), Chrome will automatically sign the browser into your Google account for you. It’ll do this without aski...
by KBD47
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 27
Views: 1018

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

Dweb...? as in: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/08/decentralisation-next-big-step-for-the-world-wide-web-dweb-data-internet-censorship-brewster-kahle I like that idea in principle, and I hope they can get it to work right. Lots of potential problems, like it becoming just another da...
by KBD47
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 27
Views: 1018

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

I think the only solution for Google is to be completely broken up. They can't be trusted and they are too big and too powerful: Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy a...
by KBD47
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 27
Views: 1018

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

Somewhat related:
Protonmail is taking aim at Google
https://www.inverse.com/article/49041-p ... -interview
by KBD47
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 27
Views: 1018

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

The technology world used to be fun and exciting because it was enthusiast-driven. Of course, it wasn't perfect (lack of standards, lack of interoperability, platform wars, etc.) but at least you didn't have corporations out for absolute control over everyone, and you certainly didn't have companie...
by KBD47
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 27
Views: 1018

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

Even worse, Google was found to manipulate search results here in the USA especially political searches during the election. That is something I have been thinking about. No matter your party or choice of candidate--Google has the power to shift votes based upon search results to candidates that fa...
by KBD47
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 27
Views: 1018

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

cat, maybe it is one of those things where it must get worse before it gets better. Good luck with your book. 5 years ago Google seemed like a much better company. Back then they dropped China like a hot rock. Today they have not only cozied up, they want to be Big Brother for China's leaders. This...
by KBD47
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 27
Views: 1018

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

cat, maybe it is one of those things where it must get worse before it gets better. Good luck with your book. 5 years ago Google seemed like a much better company. Back then they dropped China like a hot rock. Today they have not only cozied up, they want to be Big Brother for China's leaders. This ...
by KBD47
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 27
Views: 1018

Just when you think Google can't get worse

Google built a prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users’ searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people’s queries, The Intercept can reveal. https://theintercept.com/2018/09/14/google-china-prototype-links-searche...

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