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Red Hat Session at Cloud Expo Red Hat came out with financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended February 28, 2010 and reported a net income of $23.39 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to $16 million or $0.08 per diluted share for the same quarter of fiscal 2009. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, total revenue was $196 million, compared to $166.22 million for the corresponding quarter of fiscal 2009.For the full year, total revenue was $748.2 million, an increase of 15% over the prior year, and subscription revenue was $638.7 million, up 18% year-over-year. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! "With double digit revenue growth and record billings, our fourth quarter capped off a year of solid performance, moving us closer to our milestone revenue goal of a billion dollars," said Jim Whitehurst, President and Ch... (more)

Oracle and IBM Come Together in the Name of Java

Database rival companies, Oracle and IBM, will be working together to allow developers and clients to enhance existing Java investments and the Open Java Development Kit reference implementation. Java is a general-purpose software development platform that is specifically designed to be open and enable application developers to "write once, run anywhere". The platform is most widely used in business software, web and mobile applications. The collaboration between the two companies will be centered around the Java language, JDK, and Java Runtime Environment. The duo will particul... (more)

Popularity of BYOD Highlights Need for Mobile Cloud Security

The explosion of mobile devices in recent times has forced enterprises to tackle security issues as more employees are taking to accessing privileged company resources such as email, file servers and databases with their personal phones and tablets. An earlier report by research firm Gartner indicated that the security concern is increasing with this rapid proliferation with 90% of enterprises having already deployed mobile devices, mainly smart phones and with 86% of enterprises surveyed planning to deploy media tablets this year. These devices are now mature enough to replace m... (more)

New Linux-Based PCs Encourage Seniors To Learn The Internet

A new computer called SimplicITy has been aimed at people over the age of 60 who have never before used PCs or the Internet, BBC News reported. The simplified desktop has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks such as e-mail and chat and each machine is pre-loaded with 17 video tutorials from television presenter Valerie Singleton. The SimplicITy computer has no login screen when started up, and contains no drop-down menus. The made-to-order computer can be ordered by mail and takes two weeks from request to delivery.Singleton set up the project in partnership with Wessex ... (more)

Open Source Group Files Lawsuit Against Samsung, BestBuy and Others

Software Freedom Law Center(SFLC), a non-profit law firm established in 2005 to provide pro-bono legal services to FOSS developers, has filed a lawsuit against Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, JVC and 10 other consumer electronics companies. The SFLC acted on behalf of Software Freedom Conservancy which claims that the defendants sold products containing its BusyBox application in violation of the terms of the software's license, the GNU General Public License version 2. BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It is a compon... (more)