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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Steve Jobs: an open source pioneer? You bet

Steve Jobs: an open source pioneer? You bet

Steve Jobs: an early open source pioneer? You bet. Mac OSX is based on Darwin, an open source OS made available by Apple in 2000 that incorporated code from NextStep, BSD and other free software projects, Wikipedia notes. Darwin still lives on in the form of PureDarwin and other derivatives.

October 6, 2011 by in Apple

Firefox 3 beta 3 has more Vista, Mac, Linux look-and-feel

Firefox 3 beta 3 has more Vista, Mac, Linux look-and-feel

Firefox 3 beta 3 was released as expected on Tuesday with more than 1300 improvements since beta 2.Most of the changes are improvements and enhancements to the user interface, ease-of-use, performance and security aspects of the browser, the Mozilla foundation announced on Tuesday night.

February 12, 2008 by in Apple