Paula Rooney

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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Red Hat, GroundWork Expand Alliance

Red Hat, GroundWork Expand Alliance

As open source management software makes gains, ISV GroundWork Open Source is getting more attention from Red Hat.On Tuesday, the two partners will announce an expanded partnership in which leading Linux vendor Red Hat will now provide 24x7 telephone premium support of GroundWork products and will offer either onsite or online training classes through GroundWork University.

October 29, 2007 by in Linux

Novell CEO calls for new Linux distro ISV standard, praises FSF

Novell CEO calls for new Linux distro ISV standard, praises FSF

Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian said the Linux industry must create a vendor neutral standard for application development or face the same fragmentation that killed Unix.Speaking before a packed audience at LinuxWorld at the Moscone Center Wednesday, the Novell CEO said the Linux Standards Base (LSB) is a good start but it's not enough.

August 8, 2007 by in Linux

Fedora 8 due Nov 8, just weeks after opensuse 10.3, ubuntu 7.10

Fedora 8 due Nov 8, just weeks after opensuse 10.3, ubuntu 7.10

Even as new versions of opensuse and Ubuntu hit the web this month, a jazzed up Fedora 8 release is being prepped for availability on November 8.Fedora 8, now in final testing, features an online desktop, a new look-and-feel called Infinity, IcedTea, an open source Java environment based on openJDK, and a preview of Compiz Fusion, an advanced graphics friendly Windowing system that was released in August.

October 5, 2007 by in Linux

Xen vs. KVM: round 1 bell to ring soon

Xen vs. KVM: round 1 bell to ring soon

Industry executives are downplaying concerns about a growing schism between rival open source virtualization factions but a market battle between Xen and KVM appears increasingly likely, and imminent. At the San Francisco, Calif.

August 10, 2007 by in Linux