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  • Wall Street Beat: IT earnings boost market confidence

    Oracle, Red Hat and Micron earnings, along with good macroeconomic news, are pumping oxygen into tech stocks after the tragic March 11 earthquake in Japan disrupted markets worldwide.

    Written by Marc Ferranti26 March 11 07:38
  • Java EE 7 specification gets unanimous approval

    The specification for the next version of Java Enterprise Edition has been approved unanimously, <a href="http://jcp.org/en/jsr/results?id=5162">according to a posting</a> on the Java Community Process website.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus17 March 11 03:52
  • Red Hat 'virtualizes' data with new JBoss ESB

    Red Hat has updated its ESB (enterprise service bus) software with an integration tool that allows users to aggregate data from multiple sources into a single view.

    Written by Joab Jackson10 March 11 04:13
  • Red Hat, Google challenge software patents

    Red Hat, Google, Dell, and several other companies have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging "poor quality" software patents, Red Hat said on Thursday.

    Written by Paul Krill04 Feb. 11 05:31
  • Myriad updates come to open source software

    January was a busy month for open source software, with numerous packages receiving key updates and improvements. Since so many have been released in rapid-fire succession, now is a good time to take stock of what we've seen so far.

    Written by Katherine Noyes03 Feb. 11 08:47
  • Linux vendors teaming up for an app store

    There seems to be no end to the momentum propelling Linux into the mainstream these days, and this week news came out that's surely among the most exciting developments yet.

    Written by Katherine Noyes28 Jan. 11 09:01
  • New Linux kernel strengthens SMP support

    The latest release of the Linux operating system kernel offers a number of improvements that should speed up operations in SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) systems.

    Written by Joab Jackson06 Jan. 11 10:24
  • Red Hat buddies up with Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus Systems has struck a partnership with Red Hat that should ultimately ease the deployment of Eucalyptus private cloud platform on Red Hat software.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 Dec. 10 04:43
  • Red Hat acquires Makara

    Enterprise open-source software vendor Red Hat has acquired cloud software provider Makara, Red Hat announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Written by Joab Jackson01 Dec. 10 03:30
  • Microsoft's hand in Novell deal bodes ill for Linux

    Attachmate may be the primary purchasing party in the Novell acquisition deal announced today, but the involvement of Microsoft means there's a fresh new threat to Linux looming on the horizon.

    Written by Katherine Noyes23 Nov. 10 10:26
  • Red Hat releases RHEL 6

    Red Hat on Wednesday released version 6 of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution.

    Written by Joab Jackson11 Nov. 10 06:54
  • Cloud and virtualisation features set Fedora 14 apart

    Fedora 14, or "Laughlin," made its official debut on Tuesday, and it's packed with a raft of new features designed to enhance the experience for users of the open source desktop operating system.

    Written by Katherine Noyes04 Nov. 10 05:32