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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.      
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1780559326;fp;4;fpid;1968336438

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.  
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http://www.zdnet.com.au/insight/software/soa/Q-A-Red-Hat-CEO-Jim-Whitehurst/0,139023769,339292691,00.htm


Yesterday:

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.
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http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/10/17/red-hat-exchange-doubles-quarterly-bookings-boosts-zimbra-and-mysql/


Recent:

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.
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| 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.
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/software/0,39044164,62047208,00.htm


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.
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/no-recession-at-red-hat/


Microsoft sees slide in profits

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7366106.stm
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