SUSE and Red Hat Training, New Linux "Flaw," and Fedora Changes

by Ostatic Staff - Apr. 09, 2014

Today's news includes two Linux makers now offering new training courses. The Var Guy discusses the biggest change afoot in Fedora development. David Ramel recaps some of the more publicized "Linus Torvalds Rants," and a lot more Linux advice for former XP users.

Red Hat and SUSE announced new training courses recently. Today Red Hat announced training for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The announcement says, "The new course uses a hands-on lab atmosphere to provide IT professionals with the skill-sets they need to implement and maintain OpenStack deployments."

Last week, SUSE introduced a new course called Administration of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for SAP® Applications. As it sounds it's a course for system administrators who need to deploy or maintain SAP Applications. Naji Almahmoud of SUSE said of it though, "While not part of the formal certification program, this course will help prepare professionals for the SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) 11 certification exam." is running a story on the developmental changes this cycle at Fedora. Christopher Tozzi characterized it as "major changes on the horizon." Tozzi explains that most innovation is happening at the mobile level and Fedora developers don't want to be left out, hence, Tozzi says one of the big changes is an idea to split Fedora into three products: workstation, cloud, and server and quotes contributor Matthew Miller saying it's about the only thing that will save Fedora. has been following the developmental changes closely and recently shared some of their favorite new features in upcoming Fedora 21. These include the upgrade to Python 3, rootless X Server, GCC switch -Werror=format-security, and OpenCL support.

Sean Michael Kerner reported yesterday that a new Linux "flaw" has been identified but yet to be addressed in Linuxville. He says, "On April 7, the open-source OpenSSL project issued an advisory regarding a critical vulnerability that could potentially leave millions of users at risk. Read all the gory details at

Lastly today, David Ramel at covers some of Linus' most notorious "rants." He begins with latest and recalls the NVIDIA bird, the kexec bugfix, and lots more examples with "expletives." Read the rest of that at


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