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[News] GNU and Linux Build an Almost One-Billion-Dollar Business

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How to make a half-a-billion bucks with Linux

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| I find it hard to believe that there are still fools out there who don't 
| think you can make money, serious as heart attack money, with Linux and open 
| source. Let Red Hat spell it out for you.  
| Red Hat reported its 4th quarter results last night, March 25th. I 
| quote: "Total revenue for the quarter was $166.2 million, an increase of 18% 
| from the year ago quarter and 1% from the prior quarter. Subscription revenue 
| for the quarter was $139.4 million, up 14% year-over-year and 3% from the 
| prior quarter. For the full year, total revenue was $652.6 million, an 
| increase of 25% over the prior year, and subscription revenue was $541.2 
| million, up 20% year-over-year."       
| [...]
| It sure looks to me that Red Hat, by steering its own course and delivering 
| the Linux goods, is doing just fine without Microsoft or Oracle. Who knows, 
| maybe in a few years we'll be talking about whether or not Red Hat might buy 
| Oracle the way we are now about IBM buying Sun. Red Hat's showing that Linux 
| and open source is not just a good way to make software; it's also a great 
| way to make money.      



Red Hat returns to the Linux desktop

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| Does this mean that Red Hat will be getting back into the Linux desktop
| business? That's the question I posed to Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, in a
| phone call after the Red Hat/KVM press conference, and he told me that, "Yes.
| Red Hat will indeed be pushing the Linux desktop again."

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