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  • Big vendors look to challenge VMware with open source

    Several big IT vendors, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, BMC Software, Intel and Red Hat, announced this week that they are banding together to promote an open-source virtualization platform -- Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) -- as an alternative to VMware.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 May 11 07:06
  • Red Hat to preview Java caching technology

    Red Hat will launch a preview of a new commercial enterprise Java data caching technology, based on its experimental Infinispan data grid software, the company announced Tuesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson04 May 11 08:33
  • Coming soon: A faster Firefox for Linux users

    Linux users' proverbial cup is already overflowing this spring thanks to several recent coups for the open source operating system. Just last week, however, more good news arrived for users of the free software in the form of an announcement from Mozilla that Firefox has been given a huge speed boost on Linux.

    Written by Katherine Noyes03 May 11 06:50
  • Linux and Mac OS are fastest-growing operating systems

    Microsoft may still dominate the operating system market, but Linux and Apple's Mac OS platforms were the fastest-growing in 2010, according to new data from Gartner.

    Written by Katherine Noyes29 April 11 05:42
  • Windows 7 helps Microsoft boost OS share to 78.6%

    Microsoft's Windows accounted for 78.6 per cent of worldwide operating system revenue in 2010, up nearly a full percentage point, despite growth in Linux servers and Mac desktops, according to Gartner.

    Written by Jon Brodkin28 April 11 03:47
  • LibreOffice development on track after Oracle move

    The Document Foundation on Friday <a href="http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2011/04/22/libreoffice-3-4-beta-2-available/">announced a second beta</a> for LibreOffice 3.4, the offshoot of the OpenOffice.org codebase, one week after Oracle said it would no longer sell a commercial version of the productivity suite.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 April 11 00:36
  • Fedora dons the new Gnome

    The next version of Fedora will be the first major Linux distribution to use the radically updated GNOME as its default desktop interface.

    Written by Joab Jackson21 April 11 00:46
  • Red Hat becomes cloud service provider

    Red Hat officials never seem to stop talking about cloud computing, but until recently all the company's efforts were targeted at helping enterprises and service providers use Red Hat software to build and manage their own cloud networks.

    Written by Jon Brodkin15 April 11 04:09
  • Red Hat cache move sparks standards spat

    By introducing a Java specification for its own Infinispan data grid technology, open-source software provider Red Hat has generated a lively debate within the ranks of the JCP (Java Community Process) over the best way to add distributed caching to enterprise Java.

    Written by Joab Jackson14 April 11 22:05
  • Red Hat proves that open source is good for business

    Critics of free and open source software are fond of making the argument that software must be locked up, patented and jealously guarded if it is to serve as the basis for a successful business. Well, Red Hat just refuted such claims in a big way this week with its fourth quarter earnings report, which blew away analysts' expectations and placed the company well on track for billion-dollar revenues in the upcoming year.

    Written by Katherine Noyes26 March 11 06:37
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