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…

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Daily Links for Friday, December 11, 2009

Cloud IBM: LotusLive paying subscribers go from 0 to 18 million in a year ZDNet / Larry Dignan That LotusLive tally at the beginning of the year was nil so the growth is stunning. I double checked with IBM to make sure that those 18 million client seats were actually…

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Fedora 12 released

The onrush of cool new Linux distributions continues with the availability of Fedora 12. From the press release: The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 12, the latest version of its free open source operating system…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, November 3, 2009 – Red Hat Edition

Open Source Red Hat Rolls Out Virtualization Platform for Heterogeneous Servers and Clouds Reuters Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, the newest product set in the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio.…

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Starting an open source business: preliminary thoughts

I’ve been very surprised as I’ve looked around the web that there doesn’t seem to be very many good guides about the nuts and bolts of starting an open source business. There are odds and ends, yes, and conferences that have sessions here and there, but given all the thousands…

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Daily Links for Sunday, November 1, 2009

Software Microsoft to indirectly fund L.A.’s switch to Google Apps Seattle Post-Intelligencer / Nick Eaton Talk about irony. Of the $7.2 million the Los Angeles city government will be spending to switch its e-mail system to Google Apps, $1.5 million of it will come from Microsoft, according to City Council…

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2009 Red Hat Virtual Experience

Just got a notice about the 2009 Red Hat Virtual Experience to be held on December 9. From the webpage: Join us December 9, 2009 for the Red Hat Virtual Experience, an event focused on Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions, including virtualization and cloud computing. Attend in-depth sessions from your…

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Daily Links for Monday, October 12, 2009

Open Source Banco Pastor Reduces Costs, Increases Scalability and Boosts Performance with Red Hat, SAP and IBM Solutions Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world`s leading provider of open source solutions, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Banco Pastor, the seventh largest Spanish banking group with 650 branch offices in Spain…

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IBM Lotus Symphony free download

Several people have asked me about Lotus Symphony, the free office productivity suite included in the package we announced this week for Africa with Canonical (Ubuntu) and Virtual Bridges (VERDE). The primary Symphony site is here, and the download section is here. Versions are available for Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat…

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Links for Wednesday, September 9, 2009 – OIN Edition

Open Source Microsoft rivals to purchase 22 patents to defend Linux ComputerWorld / Elizabeth Montalbano A group of Linux proponents will purchase patents formerly held by Microsoft in an effort to defend distributors of the open-source OS against the ongoing threat of patent litigation from the software giant. The Open…

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Daily Links for Sunday, September 6, 2009

Open Source Ubuntu‘s Karmic Koala emerges in alpha 5 DesktopLinux.com The Ubuntu project released Karmic Koala alpha 5 (Ubuntu 9.10), which adds Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud support, a new Ubuntu Cloud file-sharing service, and default switches to GCC 4.4, Ext4, and GRUB 2. Meanwhile, Canonical launched a Red Hat-esque Premium Service…

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Daily Links for Saturday, September 5, 2009

Open Source IBM is its own open-source lab for social software CNet / Matt Asay Most vendors must guess what customers want to buy, and how they’ll use it. For IBM, however, with about 400,000 employees, it has the potential to be its own best laboratory, one that becomes even…

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Daily Links for September 3, 2009 – Evening Edition

Open Source KVM is the feather in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 ars technica / Ryan Paul Red Hat announced Wednesday the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, a new major point update of the company’s popular commercial Linux distribution. This version introduces official support for KVM and marks…

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My Red Hat Summit keynote: “Linux Everywhere? Matching the Workload to the Computer”

My Red Hat Summit is now available SlideShare and viewable below. You can also download the PDF directly. (The URL is now fixed.) Abstract: It’s a testament to the wild success of Linux that it is showing up on devices from wristwatches, to mobile phones, to netbooks, to desktops, to…

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Daily Links for August 6, 2009

OpenDocument Format Microsoft offers Office 2010 file format ‘ballot’ to stop EU antitrust probe “”Beginning with the release of Office [2010], end users that purchase Microsoft‘s Primary PC Productivity Applications in the EEA [European Economic Area] in both the OEM and retail channel will be prompted in an unbiased way…

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Daily Links for August 5, 2009

Linux IBM Linux Virtualization and Cloud Seminar – August 11, San Francisco “Linux, virtualization and cloud computing are the three most important trends in IT today. They’re also interlinked. Attend our half-day seminar, IBM Linux Virtualization and Cloud Seminar, and find out how you can use them to improve the…

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Daily Links 07/29/2009 (p.m.)

IBM, Virtual Bridges and Canonical Introduce Latest Version of its Linux-server Based Virtual Desktop “Virtual Bridges, IBM and Canonical announced today the immediate availability of the newest version of a Linux-server based virtual desktop with the release of Virtual Bridges’ VERDE 2.0 software.” tags: OB, Linux, desktop MicroHoo: Good or…

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Daily Links 06/30/2009 (p.m.)

Red Hat Announces Premier Cloud Provider Certification and Partner Program to Enable Wider Enterprise Cloud Adoption “The Red Hat Premier Cloud Provider Program has been established to address the increased interest in cloud computing from Red Hat customers, both in building virtualized internal infrastructure systems and extending their applications into…

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Webcast: Migrating from Solaris to Red Hat Linux on IBM Systems

IBM will be hosting a webcast on said topic on Thursday, June 25, at 1 PM ET. The webcast description is: Interested in migrating from Solaris to Linux on IBM Systems, but concerned about technical gotchas in custom code and shell scripts? What you don’t know can matter, particularly when…

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Daily Links 06/10/2009 (p.m.)

Fedora 11 Delivers Big Feature Boost to Latest Linux Distribution “Red Hat officials claim the community’s eleventh release of its open-source Linux distribution includes the broadest feature set to date; spotlights developments in software management and sound; improves key virtualization components; and introduces Fedora Community, a portal project now in…

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Daily Links 06/04/2009 (a.m.)

Linux on the Desktop/Laptop/Netbook/Other The top four Linux netbook trends – Computerworld Blogs “I can barely keep track of all the Linux netbook-related announcements from this week’s Computex trade show, and I follow this stuff for a living. So, I sat down and put together a list so I could…

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