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Red Hat's RHEL 6 beta drops Xen

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.

By April 23, 2010


Oracle: If RHEL were free, we wouldn't compete

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.

By March 12, 2009


Novell: 20 chances to reinvent itself

The company needs to reinvent itself, and a private-equity buyout may be the perfect way to accomplish this.

By May 20, 2010


Will open source ever be completely free?

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.

By February 23, 2010


Thank heaven for Apple's (upward) pricing pressure

Pricing creates perceived value, something that Apple does exceptionally well and open source does exceptionally poorly.

By February 3, 2010


Which open-source vendors can afford the cloud?

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.

By February 2, 2010


What we'll pay for on the Web

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.

By January 26, 2010


Novell slapped for impersonating Red Hat

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.

By January 19, 2010


Red Hat aiming to grow JBoss at twice the rate of RHEL

The company is gunning for $1 billion in revenue within the next three years, and this time, it's not just a Red Hat Enterprise Linux story.

By February 12, 2008


Red Hat's Q3 earnings defy gravity

Red Hat nails another strong quarter, even as it doubles down on its core Linux business.

By December 22, 2009