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May 16, 2011  5:30 PM

Surprise? Open source users/vendors say open source is big



Posted by: badarrow
Acquia, Barbara Darrow, Drupal, Linux, Microsoft, North Bridge Venture Partners, Open source applications, Open Source Business Conference

It’s not surprising that a survey of open source-oriented users and vendors queried on open source adoption found that open source software is going mainstream. The fact that the survey was sponsored by a VC firm noted for backing open source companies, further stacks the deck.

November 22, 2010  2:55 PM

Novell sells to Attachmate, but Microsoft gets some pieces too



Posted by: badarrow
Attachmate, Barbara Darrow, Enterprise Linux, Microsoft, Novell

The long wait is over. Novell Inc., on the block for nearly a year after an unsolicited offer from Elliott Partners, is


March 3, 2010  7:13 PM

What does Novell buyout offer mean for open source?



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Linux, Microsoft, Novell, open source, SUSE/Novell

Hedge Fund Elliott Associates LP, which holds an 8.5% stake in Novell, offered to buy the rest of the company for about $1.8 billion on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. This...


February 25, 2010  4:51 PM

Microsoft includes Linux patents in licensing deal with Amazon



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Amazon, Intellectual Property, Linux, Microsoft, patents

So, Microsoft again is showing the world that it "owns" Linux. At least that's how it seems to anyone looking at the details of the recent cross-licensing patent deal that Amazon and...


January 22, 2010  12:47 AM

Linux on mobile: Does Windows really have a chance?



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Android, Linux, Linux Foundation, Microsoft, Mobile devices, Moblin, Windows mobile

Jim Zemlin, President of the Linux Foundation, came out swinging in a blog post about Microsoft's Robbie Bach's prediction that


November 11, 2009  7:10 PM

Novell and Microsoft pact reaches third year mark



Posted by: Leah Rosin
interoperability, Microsoft, Novell, open source, Red Hat, SUSE Linux, Virtualization

This post was contributed to by Pam Derringer, News Writer On the third anniversary of the 2006 Microsoft-Novell pact,...


February 27, 2009  5:14 PM

Is Microsoft suit against TomTom first shot in Linux war?



Posted by: Leah Rosin
IP, Linux, Microsoft, open source, patents, TomTom

Is Microsoft's suit filed against GPS device maker TomTom the first shot in a larger Linux war? That was the question being asked yesterday after news spread that Microsoft had filed a...

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February 11, 2009  6:46 PM

Red Hat proves value can be derived from open source



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Fedora 10, interoperability, JBoss.org, Linux, Microsoft, Novell SUSE 11, open source, Red Hat, Virtualization

This week, Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat has issued a "State of the Union at Red Hat" message that at first glance appeared to be little more than a cute press pitch, well-timed with the State of the...


October 21, 2008  3:21 PM

American Idol vs. Britney: Why open source will prevail, Red Hat says



Posted by: Dkr
desktops, Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Open source applications, Red Hat, TechTarget Blogs

Red Hat CEO and supersalesman Jim Whitehurst sure knows how to keep things simple. In yet another global tour pitching Red Hat, Whitehurst compared the open source development model to American Idol, the TV show that propelled country singer Carrie...


September 9, 2008  7:12 PM

Red Hat mystifies with Qumranet purchase



Posted by: Dkr
Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux desktops, Microsoft, Open source applications, Red Hat, TechTarget Blogs

Less than a week after Red Hat Inc.’s surprise $107 million purchase of Qumranet Inc., I remain mystified by this acquisition. Qumranet is the Israeli-based creator of the KVM open source hypervisor, which is incorporated...


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