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[News] Red Hat GNU/Linux Rising While the Economy Falls

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Red Hat CEO: From the economic rubble, open source will emerge stronger

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| In August Red Hat posted second quarter revenue 29 percent higher than the 
| same quarter a year ago, while its subscription revenue also enjoyed 
| double-digit growth to beat analysts’ estimates. Whitehurst said that while 
| predictions of a recession will likely mean fewer new projects, the economic 
| benefits of going open source are already encouraging proprietary customers 
| to switch.      


Q&A: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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| In this candid interview with ZDNet.com.au, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst 
| discusses why he thinks rival VMWare will fail, how the financial crisis will 
| be good for open source, and why cloud computing will be the future.  



Red Hat Exchange Doubles Quarterly Bookings, Boosts Zimbra and MySQL

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| The VAR Guy thought Red Hat Exchange — an online store the software company
| launched last year — would be an overnight hit. It wasn’t. But after some
| tinkering, Red Hat Exchange (RHX) seems to be taking off — and giving
| partners like MySQL and Zimbra a lift as well. In fact, the site’s bookings
| doubled in Red Hat’s most recent quarter, The VAR Guy has learned. Here’s how
| Red Hat got RHX on track.



Red Hat: Crisis to boost open source

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| The global economic crisis would provide a boost for open source software,
| Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst claimed during a visit to Sydney this
| week.
| Whitehurst, who stopped over down under as part of a tour of the Asia-Pacific
| region, said in an interview with ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet Australia
| that the crisis would cause companies to consolidate their technology
| infrastructure and reduce spending.


No Recession at Red Hat

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| It is flattering to be mentioned, Mr. Whitehurst said, but he noted that
| corporate customers and the industry benefit from what he called Red
| Hat’s “Switzerland status” — not being a province of one of the major powers
| in the technology industry.


Microsoft sees slide in profits

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