Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) Elects First Board 

Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) Elects First Board 

Today is an exciting day for the open source enterprise software community! The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) has announced the initial board of directors members that are leading the effort to preserve the longevity, stewardship, and innovation of enterprise-grade open source software that is always freely available.  The RESF was created to organize open...

Essential HPC Terminology: A Glossary of 46 Terms

Essential HPC Terminology: A Glossary of 46 Terms

High Performance Computing (HPC) is ultimately the leveraging of advanced computing resources for some specific purpose. A wide variety of tasks across many different fields are necessarily done via HPC due to the massive computational needs involved in them; this can include data science, chip design, vehicle safety testing, weather simulations, and a myriad of...

Rocky Linux 9 Errata Subsystem Released as Open Source Project

Rocky Linux 9 Errata Subsystem Released as Open Source Project

At CIQ, we’re committed to freedom, open source, transparency, and security across every step of the software supply chain. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to announce that new CIQ enhancements to errata and security reporting are now available. Doubling down on our commitment to full open source reproducibility of the most current Rocky Linux bug...

Apptainer Official PPA for Ubuntu Is Now Available!
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Apptainer Official PPA for Ubuntu Is Now Available!

Rocky Linux users have long benefited from the availability of Apptainer on the EPEL repository. Apptainer, formerly known as Singularity, is widely used in the HPC community. Ubuntu is the one another major distribution for Apptainer users. Now there is great news for Ubuntu and Windows/WSL2/Ubuntu Apptainer users! Apptainer pre-built binaries are now available on...

Don't Miss Rocky Linux and Peridot Presentation at CentOS Connect
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Don't Miss Rocky Linux and Peridot Presentation at CentOS Connect

Our own Neil Hanlon, Linux Engineer at CIQ, will be giving a talk on Peridot at the upcoming CentOS Connect event in Brussels, Belgium on February 4th. Peridot is a new open source build system developed at the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) to simplify the process of maintaining a downstream rebuild of Red Hat...

Rocky Linux as a Free Alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Rocky Linux as a Free Alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Editor’s note: This article by Joe Casad originally appeared in the Rocky Linux Focus Guide, published by Admin Network & Security magazine. The open source world is constantly evolving, and new Linux distributions tend to appear whenever there is a need for them. Rocky Linux just appeared last year, partly in response to a shake-up...

Mastering Apptainer: A Guide to the Best Free Community Resources

Mastering Apptainer: A Guide to the Best Free Community Resources

Apptainer is free, open source software that is the most widely used container system for high performance computing (HPC). Apptainer, formerly known as Singularity, is now part of the Linux Foundation, which aims to democratize code and scale adoption by helping companies and developers identify and contribute to the projects that matter. It’s designed to...

CIQ 2023 Predictions: Farewell CentOS, Hello Rocky Linux

CIQ 2023 Predictions: Farewell CentOS, Hello Rocky Linux

Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on the VMblog.com web site. Despite all the headlines I’m reading that scream “uncertainty,” I don’t feel any dread about the future, at least in the area that has captured my professional passion. In fact, I am actually quite confident that 2023 will deliver some very positive...

Why Rocky Linux Is a Rock-Solid Choice in an Economic Downturn

Why Rocky Linux Is a Rock-Solid Choice in an Economic Downturn

During this economic downturn, companies are cutting costs and rethinking their investments. This has contributed to the rapid adoption of Rocky Linux as a rock-solid, stable, community-backed, production-ready, free, open source operating system. In fact, Rocky is now the fastest-growing Enterprise Linux distribution, widely adopted because of its low total cost of ownership (TCO), proven...

The Top Free Community Resources for Rocky Linux Users

The Top Free Community Resources for Rocky Linux Users

Rocky Linux is a community-driven, free, and open source Linux distribution that aims to provide a rock-solid, stable foundation for businesses, organizations, and individuals. It is built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), which means that it inherits the stability and reliability of RHEL while being open and transparent in its...

Greg Kurtzer and Skip Grube Talk Rocky Linux and Raspberry Pi

Greg Kurtzer and Skip Grube Talk Rocky Linux and Raspberry Pi

Every Friday from 2-4 PM CST, instructor Dave Rush walks listeners through new features of Raspberry Pi on the TotalSeminars channel on YouTube. In this new episode, Dave welcomes Gregory Kurtzer (founder of CentOS and Rocky Linux) and Skip Grube (who maintains the Rocky image for Raspberry Pi), who talk about FOSS distro development, upstream/downstream...