Open Source

June, 2012

Red Hat Enters New Era of Virtualization Scalability

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 6.3 became generally available today, ushering in a new era of virtualization scalability. The RHEL 6.3 update is the third major update to Red Hat’s flagship platform since RHEL 6 was initially introduced in 2010. “We’ve increased the number of CPUs that a virtual guest can support, from the previous limit […]

Red Hat Grows on Windows to Linux Migration

Red Hat is following up its first billion dollar year with a strong first quarter of growth. For Red Hat’s first quarter fiscal 2013, revenue was $314.7 million, a 19 percent year-over-year gain. The bulk of that revenue came from Red Hat’s software subscriptions, which came in at $272.6 million, a 21 percent gain. Net Income was […]

Fast, Faster, Fastest: Linux rules supercomputing

Summary: Just as surely as Microsoft rules the desktop with Windows and Apple rules tablets with the iPad so Linux rules supercomputers of every type and sort.   Once more, Linux kicks rumps and takes names when it comes to supercomputers. A few decades back I was working at Goddard Space Flight Center. I’m sorry to […]

Canonical and Dell Expand Ubuntu PC Partnership to India

America may be the land of spacious skies and amber waves of grain, but what it doesn’t have is major retail stores selling PCs with Linux preloaded. To get those, you need to move to the “developing” world, as Canonical highlighted most recently with plans to sell Ubuntu computers built by Dell in India. Now, the […]