Finding an Alternative to Camscanner

Background I’ve been using Camscanner since 2017, maybe a bit before. I started using it to collect receipts for expense reports when I was traveling heavily for work as a Technical Marketing Manager. I was easily doing 100-150 nights a year, and the mundane task of keeping track of expenses can get quite tedious. Camscanner

Part 1: Asking Other Teams to Do Something Really Hard

Part 1: Asking Other Teams to Do Something Really Hard

Background There’s a common move with software teams; one team will ask another team to do something really hard so that the first team can do something really easy. Most of the time, we don’t even mean to do it. But, it causes a lot of stress and wastes a lot of time. It reminds

Linux Container Crisis Tools

Linux Container Crisis Tools

I want to highlight a great post by Brendan Gregg: Linux Crisis Tools. He does a walk through of a scenario that strikes me as very realistic, and brings back memories from my 15 years managing Linux servers. You can tell he has real-world sysadmin experience. I think that’s key for being a good thought

Developing a Healthy Community in CentOS Stream

Developing a Healthy Community in CentOS Stream

A little less than three years ago, Red Hat shifted focus in the CentOS project, from the downstream rebuild to the upstream called CentOS Stream. I wrote a heartfelt response to try and explain it better: Before You Get Mad About The CentOS Stream Change, Think About… That article seemed to help dispel some of

The State of Enterprise Linux in 2023

The State of Enterprise Linux in 2023

Introduction Are you a professional Linux Systems Administrator, Architect, or Site Reliability Engineer? Do you use Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or a derivative in the course of your work? Do you find it difficult to keep up with all of the changes that have been going on with RHEL in the last few

The State of Enterprise Linux in 2022

The State of Enterprise Linux in 2022

Background Recently, the Enterprise Linux (EL) supply chain has been pretty interesting. The announcement of CentOS Stream as an upstream for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in late 2020, the announcements of Alma Linux and Rocky Linux as downstream rebuilds, and the announcement of AWS Linux 2022 being built as a downstream of Fedora are

Upgrading from PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.4 with Red Hat Universal Base Image

Today, I noticed that the WordPress Admin Console was complaining that I was using PHP 7.2 which is getting old. I was kind of dreading upgrading because upgrades are a nightmare, but then I realized I had put everything in containers. One of the things that makes containers awesome is how easy it is to

Should I Use Docker Compose or Podman Compose with Podman?

We don’t really have a white paper or any marketing material on this, though we are working on a long term guide to capture Red Hat recommended best practices. In the meantime, I want to answer this simple question publicly: Red Hat generally recommends Kubernetes YAML instead of Compose, and we’re working towards a roadmap

Testing Cloud Native BuildPacks on Fedora with Podman

We’ve been taking a look at adding more cloud native container tools to the operating system, and a few months ago we asked Mandvekar to add the Cloud Native Build Packs CLI tool to Fedora (thanks Lokesh!).  Recently, I had a chance to test this out, and to my pleasant surprise, the CLI worked well

Everything You Need to Know About Moving from Docker in RHEL 7 to Podman in RHEL 8

Everything You Need to Know About Moving from Docker in RHEL 7 to Podman in RHEL 8

This is a links article that I plan on keeping up to date over time. This should be a one stop shop for understanding how to use it. What/Why RHEL 8 enables containers with the tools of software craftsmanship – Dan Walsh & Scott McCarty Why Red Hat is investing in CRI-O and Podman –