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[News] Red Hat's GNU/Linux Business Keeps Growing (While Microsoft's Earnings Fall 32%)

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Just how strong is Red Hat's open-source business?

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| One of Red Hat's big initiatives for FY 2010 is to increase the rate of 
| adoption of its for-fee products from prospects still using for-free versions 
| of its software (Fedora, CentOS, etc.), a process it only started in late 
| 2008. As Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst notes in the earnings call, enterprises 
| often find it "very expensive" to support themselves. As the data above 
| suggests, Red Hat is getting better at convincing them to move to Red Hat's 
| subscription offerings.      
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10224781-16.html


Recent:

Where In the World Is Open Source Software?

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| The research, conducted by Georgia Tech, is based on the prevalence and
| acceptance of open source software in 75 different countries around the
| world. Each country was awarded points for "its policies, practices, and
| other data in the fields of Government, Industry, and Community." The data
| also takes into account that, though some countries have may not have a
| particularly high rate of FOSS use, the fact that it holds several IT patents
| or has a large number of Internet users indicates a open source software has
| a high potential of gaining traction in the future.
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http://ostatic.com/blog/where-in-the-world-is-open-source-software
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