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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Open source NFS client on tap for Windows?

Open source NFS client on tap for Windows?

Microsoft has sponsored research at the University of Michigan to develop an open source Network File System client for Windows.Michigan's Center for Information Technology Integration also developed the open source Linux-based reference implementation of NFSv4 that is currently included in all Linux distributions, Microsoft said.

April 22, 2009 by in Linux

Mark Shuttleworth to step down as Canonical CEO in March

Mark Shuttleworth to step down as Canonical CEO in March

Mark Shuttleworth will step down as Canonical's CEO in March of 2010 but his commitment to the Ubuntu Linux project is expected to remain strong.Shuttleworth will continue to be active on the Ubuntu Community Council and the Ubuntu Technical Board and will focus his attentions on the Linux distribution's development, partnerships and customers.

December 17, 2009 by in Linux

Linux Foundation: Let's kill Microsoft's FAT

Linux Foundation: Let's kill Microsoft's FAT

The Linux Foundation is ready and willing to help companies get Microsoft's FAT out of their products.In his blog posted today about TomTom's settlement with Microsoft that was announced yesterday, foundation executive director Jim Zemlin said the case only proves that Microsoft was taking aim against Linux when it filed its lawsuit against TomTom last month and that it only undermines Microsoft's efforts to keep its technology relevant.

March 31, 2009 by in Linux