Linux leader Red Hat has shipped another minor update to its 6 enterprise line to better equip its distribution for massive scale out, big data environments. Along the same lines, the company also announced this week it will contribute its Red Hat Storage Hadoop plug-in to the Apache Hadoop project
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Microsoft's Open Technologies subsidiary will attempt to bolster the company's cloud platform by launching a catalog of open source VMs that allow developers and users to more easily build, share and deploy Linux configurations on Azure
Linux leader Red Hat announced an upgrade of its Linux that offers better support for the latest hardware, OpenJDK, security, Samba 3.8 and Microsoft Hyper-V
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth promised to make his popular desktop Linux more suitable for mobile devices and the cloud -- which are key imperatives for any desktop OS vendor going forward
Despite Novell's seeming inability to grow SUSE substantially, the Linux distributor, now an independent unit of Attachmate and a big backer of OpenStack, has grown its revenues to $225 million and is strengthening it No. 2 position in the Linux market, its president says
Canonical has enhanced the systems management tool for Ubuntu desktop, servers and cloud instances. Landscape is available as part of Ubuntu Advantage subscription and has been updated with roles-based access control, better compliance reporting, a robust API, bare metal provisioning and enhanced integration with Ubuntu 12.04, the company said.
Linux founder Linus Torvalds, the founder and lead developer of Linux, has always been a man of few words and yesterday at LinuxCon 2012 he was no different. Still, the Linux creator hailed advances the kernel has made in the way of ARM support and power management, its progress on the cell phone front, and the fact that the kernel group has maintained its independence from manufacturers
At Oscon 2012, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth defends the project's decision to create the Unity interface for multiple form factors and said Dell's decision to pre-install its latest Linux desktop on high end PCs in North America shows perception about Linux on the desktop is improving.
Red Hat claims it is the No. 3 backer of OpenStack (in terms of code contribution) and a Platinum members of the 180-plus member OpenStack organization but it still won't say when it plans to ship an OpenStack distribution.
Red Hat announced a series of integrated cloud solutions including Red Hat Hybrid Iaas, Red Hat Cloud with Virtualization Bundle and Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Paas solutions which will be offered at one price per guest. One of the solutions will be priced at $500 per guest with cloud management included