Larry Dignan

Contributing Editor

Larry Dignan is the former Editor in Chief of ZDNet. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that, he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Larry Dignan has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.

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Red Hat takes OLPC knowledge corporate

Red Hat takes OLPC knowledge corporate

Red Hat appears to be taking its learnings from the One Laptop Per Child project and commercializing it. Red Hat, which partnered with OLPC project in 2006 to design a user interface and operating system based on its Fedora kernel, announced the Red Hat Global Desktop, a new client that's expected to be lightweight enough for emerging markets and ultimately deployed in corporations.

May 9, 2007 by in Linux

How Red Hat is monetizing JBoss

How Red Hat is monetizing JBoss

A little more than a year ago Red Hat acquired JBoss to enter the open source middleware market and the financial results thus far have been mixed. But now analysts are becoming more upbeat about JBoss and what it can contribute to Red Hat.

May 21, 2007 by in Linux

What happens to Novell, post Microsoft?

What happens to Novell, post Microsoft?

Novell reported fiscal second quarter earnings of $110,000 on revenue of $239 million in a so-so quarter that illustrated how the company's non-Linux businesses--Netware and its identity management software--struggle to grow. The good news: SUSE Linux continues to deliver solid growth for Novell courtesy of the company's partnership with Microsoft.

May 31, 2007 by in Linux