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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openSUSE 12.2 delayed again, project looks to reorganize

openSUSE 12.2 delayed again, project looks to reorganize

openSUSE, the open source development project of the SUSE Linux distribution, will delay the release of version 12.2 again and top developers want to reorganize the effort to accommodate what they say is a growing community of developers since SUSE was bought from Novell by Attachmate and established as an independent unit.

June 14, 2012 by in Open Source

SUSE ships Enterprise Linux SP2, the first under new management

SUSE ships Enterprise Linux SP2, the first under new management

Attachmate-owned SUSE business unit shipped its first update to the Linux distribution that incorporates the new forward-porting model to bring kernel innovations to market faster as well enhanced file system and virtualization support in the form of support for Linux kernel 3.0, Linux Container and the "ButterFS" file system

February 28, 2012 by in Open Source

Ubuntu 12.10, due in October, said to be 'Cloud for Human Beings'

Ubuntu 12.10, due in October, said to be 'Cloud for Human Beings'

At LinuxCon 2012, and CloudOpen, Canonical touted its pioneering work with OpenStack and said it intends to position its next platform - Ubuntu 12.10 in October -- with Juju and Charm technologies as the Cloud for human beings, much the way it positions its current OS as Linux for human beings. Its five-month-old Ubuntu 12.04 was the first commercial distribution to incorporate OpenStack.

August 30, 2012 by in Open Source

Fedora 17 boasts OpenStack, JBoss, oVirt support

Fedora 17 boasts OpenStack, JBoss, oVirt support

The Red Hat-sponsored Fedora project has announced a significant release of its open source Linux distribution with added support for open cloud and open virtualization technologies as well as application development and serving and desktop improvements.Fedora 17, which was announced today, incorporates the latest "Essex" release of the open source OpenStack cloud platform and the oVirt open virtualization management platform based on KVM.

May 29, 2012 by in Open Source

"Essex" version of OpenStack debuts

"Essex" version of OpenStack debuts

The fifth release of OpenStack, code named "Essex," debuted today, with enhanced quality, usability and extensibility across enterprise, service provider and high performance computing (HPC) deployments, the project announced. Essex is integrated in Canonical's Ubuntu 12.04.

April 5, 2012 by in Open Source