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  • Red Hat open sources desktop application protocol

    Red Hat has open sourced a virtual desktop protocol it acquired last year, called the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environment (SPICE), in the hope of fostering its wider adoption.

    Written by Joab Jackson11 Dec. 09 09:34
  • Fedora Linux 12 arrives, ups multimedia support

    Fedora, the Linux-based operating system backed by Red Hat, has released version 12 with a view to improving the multimedia and graphics experience on the desktop.

    Written by Rodney Gedda18 Nov. 09 10:16
  • Open source software ready for big business

    The combination of pumped-up technical features and relatively low prices are giving vendors with open source-based products more inroads to corporate networks than ever before.

    Written by John Fontana09 Nov. 09 17:07
  • With eye on Oracle and MySQL, Red Hat invests in EnterpriseDB

    Red Hat Inc. has invested an unspecified amount in open-source database vendor EnterpriseDB Inc., a sign that the Linux vendor may be worried about the implications of Oracle Corp.'s takeover of MySQL through its pending acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc.

    Written by Eric Lai28 Oct. 09 12:42
  • US stocks: Red Hat, 3Com, Dell, IT sector

    Though not all the news was positive, revenue numbers from Red Hat, 3Com and Palm, Dell's acquisition of services company Perot, and continued improvement in hardware sector surveys fed confidence in the tech sector.

    Written by Marc Ferranti25 Sept. 09 11:24
  • Red Hat defends its subscription license model for Linux

    Anyone finding Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) subscriptions a tough sell for management used to Microsoft's one-time license fee for Windows must emphasize that there are more factors to be considered, chiefly return on investment, Red Hat officials said Friday.

    Written by Paul Krill07 Sept. 09 06:29
  • Red Hat pushes certification program amid Linux wave

    Linux vendor Red Hat is pushing its certification program and looking to recruit more training partners in light of its ten-year anniversary and increasing Linux uptake.

    Written by Dahna McConnachie06 Aug. 09 07:36
  • Microsoft acknowledges Linux threat to Windows client

    Microsoft for the first time has named Linux distributors Red Hat and Canonical as competitors to its Windows client business in its annual filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano05 Aug. 09 07:35
  • Red Hat lauds, criticizes Microsoft's Linux efforts

    While applauding Microsoft's contribution of code to the Linux community this week, Red Hat nonetheless urged its rival to pledge that it will never use its patents against Linux.

    Written by Paul Krill23 July 09 07:10
  • Red Hat offers customizable app servers

    Red Hat Monday introduced an open source application server strategy called JBoss Open Choice and a trio of upgraded middleware platforms that adhere to an architecture that is customized using components.

    Written by John Fontana02 June 09 07:20
  • Microsoft-Red Hat deal shows need for virtualization support

    A virtualization deal struck Monday between Microsoft and Red Hat shows the growing need for vendors to ensure customers can get cross-platform support for applications running in virtualized environments.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano19 Feb. 09 06:00
  • New Red Hat project looks to simplify JBoss migrations

    Red Hat has launched a new open-source project the company said is aimed at making it easier for enterprises to move from proprietary Java-based middleware like Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere to its JBoss Enterprise Middleware.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano12 Feb. 09 08:18
  • What's Red Hat Doing in the Virtualization Business?

    Even before Red Hat bought the virtualization company Qumranet, with its Linux KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) platform, Red Hat had made it clear that it was moving into virtualization in a big way. At its annual Red Hat Summit in June, the Linux powerhouse announced that it would be deploying its Embedded Linux Hypervisor, oVirt, which is based on KVM in its server line. This lightweight, embeddable hypervisor currently enables users to run run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows VMs on Linux.

    Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols23 Sept. 08 10:37