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First beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 replaces the Xen hypervisor with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine from Qumranet, which Red Hat bought in '08.
The company's vice president of Linux engineering says that if Red Hat Enterprise Linux were given away, it wouldn't have offered Oracle Unbreakable Linux.
The company needs to reinvent itself, and a private-equity buyout may be the perfect way to accomplish this.
Open source is driving the industry toward $0.00 as an important price point, but will it end up crippling all companies, including open-source companies.
Pricing creates perceived value, something that Apple does exceptionally well and open source does exceptionally poorly.
Open source is the foundation of most cloud-computing efforts due to its cost and flexibility, but that cost benefit may nudge some traditional open-source vendors out of the market.
Digitization makes content completely free, which most of us actually don't want, at least not most of the time. Instead, we'll happily pay for filters to make digital abundance manageable.
Novell may want Red Hat's market share, but it's never going to get it without focusing on its strengths rather than Red Hat's alleged weaknesses.
Red Hat nails another strong quarter, even as it doubles down on its core Linux business.
Customers don't care about open source, but they do care about the benefits that it provides their vendors.