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Red Hat's Cloud Strategy Centers on Bundled Products and Top-Notch Support

Last week, Red Hat, unveiled the costs for its bundle of products and services aimed at giving it a strong foothold in the cloud computing market.  The bundle includes Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, which combine the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS (RHEL) and the KVM hypervisor plus Red Hat's own distribution of OpenStack. If you look closely at the pricing, it's clear that Red Hat wants to attract users of its existing Linux platform and support services to its cloud platform and associated support. Now, there are questions arising about the strategy. One problem that Red Hat has as it tries to pin future growth on cloud computing is that it is entering the OpenStack game late. There are already more distributions available than the market can tolerate, and consolidation is expected. However, if you look at the costs Red Has has set for bundled platforms and support,...

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News: Linux 3.11 Gets New Lustre

Colorful language from Linus Torvalds helps to herald the first release candidate of new Linux kernel...

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Advanced Task Killer Pro Gets Hung Software Out of Your Way

Since time immemorial, the Windows computer has been subject to RAM issues -- in particular, there's generally never enough. RAM is the fast-accessible headspace, or breathing room, in a personal computer that's used by programs to do their thing, as opposed to hard drive storage that's usually used for slower,...

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X.Org DRI3 Present Extension Starts Taking Shape

Keith Packard of Intel has managed to get an initial implementation of the DRI3 Present extension written and running for the X.Org Server...

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The New & Best Features Of The Linux 3.11 Kernel

Nearing the end of the Linux 3.11 kernel with most (if not all) of the interesting pull requests merged, here's a look at the exciting features that will premiere in this next Linux kernel release...

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Why Linux Reviews Don't Really Matter

Once upon a time I wrote distribution reviews for a living. That's all I did. Now I ain't saying I was the best, in fact, I'm sure barely competent describes my work and knowledge. Nevertheless, I did learn one important truth when it comes to writing Linux reviews and, case in point, Jack Germain's LinuxInsider article titled "Many Minor Glitches Make Mint 15 More Work Than It's Worth." 

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