Until now, Red Hat was best known for the distribution and support of open source operating system Linux. About 80 percent of its revenues are built on subscriptions for its Linux OS, and about 20 percent on services. Its majority market share is now under threat with a new rival in the form enterprise software major Oracle that has ventured into Linux support and is actively publicizing it.
"Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink" Although the state of Linux Desktops.. or for that matter ANY free software, will seldom be akin to Coleridge’s drowning man, it may well happen that with hundreds of Distributions to choose from, the right one may be left out.
For users wanting a secure, feature rich alternative to Microsoft Windows, Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today the Thursday release of Ubuntu version 7.04.
Trolltech today announced the start of the Qtopia Greenphone Developer Challenge, a global contest for innovative development of Linux-based mobile phone applications. Entrants can create their applications using either the community or commercial version of Qtopia Phone Edition.
Former Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) CEO Stuart Cohen today launched a new company that will solve shared enterprise IT problems by bringing together companies to develop software at half the cost of outsourcing. The company, Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI), is pioneering a market-changing process that applies open source methodologies to business communities facing similar IT challenges.
A few weeks ago I was talking with folks who worked inside one of the large hardware OEMs. Somewhere in there they told me about their "Linux strategy". I told them they needed a "Linux strategy" about as much as a construction company needs a "lumber strategy".
Intel is developing its own take on the mini-tablet, with a new ultra-mobile PC platform to be announced at this week’s Intel Developer Forum in Beijing. The big surprise? It’s based on Linux.
A bug has been found in a major Linux Wi-Fi driver that can allow an attacker to take control of a laptop -- even when it is not on a Wi-Fi network.