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 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.
Is RHEL/Fedora only for established companies? Not even close.
Red Hat has a choice to make: focus on its profitable but dull Linux business or disrupt the industry through JBoss and applications.
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.
At one time, Red Hat had planned to ship an embedded KVM hypervisor based on Fedora. But the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor uses the RHEL 5.4 kernel and thereby picks up the same hardware verification portfolio
The open-source OS is bucking the recession, according to IDC. Unfortunately for Red Hat and Novell, unpaid Linux adoption is outpacing its paid counterpart.