Practical Technology

for practical people.

August 22, 2013
by sjvn01
0 comments

The first rule of choosing a desktop Linux distribution: User, know thyself

On a regular basis I use five different Linux different distributions. Over the decades, I’ve used pretty every much every major Linux distribution out there… and I haven’t even touched more than 10% of all available Linux distributions. If I, … Continue reading

July 10, 2013
by sjvn01
0 comments

Red Hat will switch from Oracle MySQL to MariaDB, reports

Is Red Hat switching from Oracle‘s MySQL to MariaDB for its default database management system (DBMS) in its next major operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)? Officially, Red Hat hasn’t decided to switch to MariaDB. Unofficially, it appears to … Continue reading

June 17, 2013
by sjvn01
0 comments

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 software stack still under wraps

The story sounded plausible. Red Hat was said to have announced that the next version of its flagship operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 would ship with the MariaDB database management system (DBMS) installed by default, instead of Oracle’s MySQL. … Continue reading

June 11, 2013
by sjvn01
0 comments

Red Hat opens OpenShift PaaS cloud for business

Leading Linux company Red Hat announced on June 10th that OpenShift Online, its public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud offering, is now open for business. OpenShift is an open-source PaaS cloud. It’s based on the OpenShift Origin open-source project which was released in May … Continue reading

January 24, 2013
by sjvn01
0 comments

OpenSUSE also considers switching from MySQL to MariaDB

MySQL may still be the “most popular open-source database” for now, but its day may be ending. Just like Fedora, which is considering switching out MySQL for the MySQL fork MariaDB, openSUSE is also considering making MariaDB its default database … Continue reading