Paula Rooney

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Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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A swan song from this virtualization blogger

A swan song from this virtualization blogger

Who is responsible for the term "virtualization?" Really? Seriously, it's been a fast, wild ride, from the early days of mainframe-v to VMWare and Connectix on the client/server side, to Microsoft's Hyper-V push, Xen and KVM and OpenStack and CloudStack.

February 28, 2013 by

Is it time for Oracle to donate MySQL to Apache?

Is it time for Oracle to donate MySQL to Apache?

Oracle no doubt got the bang for the big bucks it paid for MySQL via its Sun acquisition. But the original developers of MySQL won't let it die and as developers and customers begin to defect to their increasingly popular MySQL Fork -- MariaDB.

February 26, 2013 by

Mozilla's Firefox OS to rival iOS, Android

Mozilla's Firefox OS to rival iOS, Android

The open source pioneer will take on Apple's iOS and Google's Android with a Firefox OS for mobile devices, supporting open web standards, especially HTML5. The first devices will appear mid-year, but not in the US, at least initially.

February 25, 2013 by

Apache moves Flex forward, should Flash be next?

Apache moves Flex forward, should Flash be next?

Some say Macromedia-developed Flex framework and Adobe Flash are now irrelevant. But not current steward of Flex, Apache Software Foundation, which this week elevated the Flex SDK to a top level project and updated the code for Flash 10.2-11.5 and Java 7

January 15, 2013 by

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