Daily Links for Wednesday, December 24, 2009

Open Source

Red Hat Revenues Up 18 Percent in Q3
eWeek / Darryl K. Taft

Red Hat reported financial results for its fiscal year 2010 third quarter, showing revenues up 18 percent.

For its third quarter ended November 30, 2009, Red Hat reported revenues of $194.3 million, up 18 percent over the same period a year ago and beating expectations. Meanwhile, the open source software company reported that subscription revenue for the quarter was $164.4 million, up 21 percent from last year.

Novell stacks Linux and Mono for mainframes
The Register / Timothy Prickett Morgan

Novell doesn’t just want mainframe shops to put SLES 11 on their boxes and run Linux workloads, it wants them to take the commercially supported Mono clone of the .NET runtime environment and use that to move Windows workloads over to mainframe boxes. So Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Consolidation Suite (SLECS) bundles roll Linux and Mono software together and provide a single support package for the stack.

openSUSE News
Linux for Education Updated / Joe Brockmeier

The openSUSE Education team is proud to announce the availability of the updated Li-f-e hybrid ISO. Unlike the official openSUSE release, the Edu project’s Li-f-e flavor will get updated almost on a monthly basis. These minor releases will contain all the official openSUSE 11.2 updates, some important package version updates and may be addition of new features too. With these gradual improvements we are hoping to make one of the best Education OS even better.


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