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Red Hat standardizes security warnings

Red Hat, the leading seller of the Linux operating system, said Wednesday it will standardize its warnings of security problems using the Mitre Corporation's Common Vulnerability Exposures system (CVE). The move, which makes it easier to catalog and search for security issues, shows Linux's gradual shift from a project run by hobbyists to a regular part of the business-computing landscape. Separately, Red Hat detailed on Tuesday a deal with Credit Suisse First Boston, which it first mentioned in March. Red Hat software running on Egenera servers is used in a trading application that processes about 35 million transactions per day, part of CSFB's Agora trading software.

Red Hat, the leading seller of the Linux operating system, said Wednesday it will standardize its warnings of security problems using the Mitre Corporation's Common Vulnerability Exposures system (CVE). The move, which makes it easier to catalog and search for security issues, shows Linux's gradual shift from a project run by hobbyists to a regular part of the business-computing landscape.

Separately, Red Hat detailed on Tuesday a deal with Credit Suisse First Boston, which it first mentioned in March. Red Hat software running on Egenera servers is used in a trading application that processes about 35 million transactions per day, part of CSFB's Agora trading software.