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  • Get support for open source software

    One of the most persistent myths surrounding Linux and other open source software is that there's no easy way to get good support. Just this week, for instance, we saw this claim used in Microsoft's anti-OpenOffice.org video, obviously with the hope of striking fear into business users' hearts.

    Written by Katherine Noyes16 Oct. 10 04:42
  • OpenOffice.org breaks away from Oracle with new foundation

    Most of the volunteers and vendors behind OpenOffice.org have decided to create a new foundation that will be independent from Oracle and speed up improvements to the code in the open source alternative to Microsoft Office.

    Written by Jon Brodkin29 Sept. 10 02:34
  • Linux roundup: Fedora 14 gets MeeGo, Madriva is reborn

    There's never a dull moment in the land of Linux, and recent weeks have been no exception. Since no outlet can hope to give full coverage to every development that occurs, here's a roundup of some of the key events.

    Written by Katherine Noyes30 Sept. 10 08:07
  • Fedora 14 tests desktop virtualization

    The newly released version of the Fedora Linux-based operating system will be the first to incorporate desktop virtualization capabilities, the Fedora Foundation announced on Tuesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson29 Sept. 10 04:36
  • Red Hat tops list of hottest IT security certifications

    Interest in IT security certifications is booming, as more U.S. companies tighten up the protection surrounding their critical network infrastructure and as a growing number of employees view security expertise as recession proof.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan16 Sept. 10 02:08
  • Red Hat board gets military leadership

    The managing board of enterprise open-source software company Red Hat has elected a retired U.S. Army officer, General Henry Hugh Shelton, to serve as chairman, the company announced Monday. Shelton takes the place of Matthew Szulik, who was the former CEO of Red Hat.

    Written by Joab Jackson31 Aug. 10 01:41
  • Rumored SAP-Red Hat merger seen as a long shot

    Rumors swirled once again this week regarding a possible takeover of Red Hat, this time by SAP, but a number of industry observers said Thursday that the prospect is unlikely at best.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus27 Aug. 10 05:09
  • Red Hat offers its cloud APIs as industry standard

    As the industry call for cloud interoperability grows more fervent, open-source enterprise software company Red Hat has submitted its cloud platform, Deltacloud, to the DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) as a potential standard for cloud interoperability, the company said Wednesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson26 Aug. 10 04:02
  • Amazon and IBM are the 'cloud champions,' report says

    Amazon and IBM are the "cloud champions" according to a new report, but Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Red Hat and VMware are also among the list of heavyweights in the emerging cloud computing field.

    Written by Jon Brodkin16 July 10 05:47
  • Court patent ruling leaves software patents intact

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ducked the question of whether the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) should continue to issue software patents in a ruling Monday striking down a business-method patent.

    Written by Grant Gross29 June 10 05:09
  • Red Hat CEO: VMware our biggest competitor

    When it comes to enterprise open source software vendor Red Hat, one might assume its biggest competitors to be Oracle, Novell, Microsoft, or even IBM.

    Written by Joab Jackson26 June 10 02:02
  • Red Hat overhauls JBoss portal interface

    Red Hat has released version 5.0 of its portal software, the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, the company announced Thursday at its Red Hat Summit in Boston.

    Written by Joab Jackson25 June 10 06:56
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