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Posts tagged “Operating Systems”

Updated September 29, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat: 'Bash,' 'Shellshock' malware attack underway; fix updated

Writing code   Red Hat says a malware attack exploiting vulnerabilities it disclosed last week and now known as "bash bug" and "shellshock" is underway. The company is telling firms to make sure their systems are "fully patched" to defeat the attack. Meanwhile, Red Hat also updates its patches which it knows says were "incomplete."

Tags: Linux, Red Hat
September 26, 2014

Premium Lock Dealing with the 'Bash Bug:' What is it? What should you do?

Security threat Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory floors and power plants could be affected. So, is it time to panic? Here are some common questions and answers about the latest security scare.

Updated September 25, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat reports bug that could devastate 'Internet of Things'

Writing code   Remember the "Heartbleed" security scare earlier this year? Well, just in time for Halloween, an even bigger nightmare has surfaced - and it threatens the "Internet of Things" from cameras to networks, a security expert warns. Red Hat disclosed the "bash bug" on Wednesday.

Updated August 28, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat's chief technology offer exits; is there a management rift?

Red Hat        Red Hat, which is shifting its focus over time away from Linux solutions to cloud-based computing, will continue its transition without Chief Technology Officer Brian Stevens. Red Hat says Stevens is resigning, but tech news service ZDnet says "staffers suspect friction in the executive suite."

June 20, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Red Hat: Strategy, execution to deliver double-digit revenue growth

Analysis: Red Hat improves cross-sales execution and hones in on ecosystem engagement for diversified growth. With a focus on Linux evolution and OpenStack monetization, Red Hat will deliver double-digit revenue growth through 2015.

Red Hat's open cloud solution vs. "closed" Red Hat's open cloud solution vs. "closed"

Updated June 18, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat beats Wall Street expectations on earnings, revenue

Quarterly Earnings Red Hat's latest earnings report tops Wall Street analysts expectations in both revenue - by nearly $10 million - and earnings per share - 34 cents rather than 33 cents as projected. Shares immediately jumped nearly 4 percent in after-hours trading.

Tags: Linux, Red Hat
Updated June 18, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Red Hat's latest deal: Why another OpenStack acquisition?

Wednesday's $95 million deal to buy Paris-based eNovance commits Red Hat even more deeply to OpenStack "cloud computing" solutions as its bet for the future. Two Red Hat executives spell out the reasoning for the deal in a WRAL TechWire Insider exclusive.

How OpenStack cloud works How OpenStack cloud works

Updated June 4, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft tops Cisco; Ubuntu beats Red Hat; 'conflict minerals' in RTP; new Fedora leader; smart home interest grows

Bulldog The Bulldog wrapup: In a new survey, Microsoft tops Cisco for the first time in collaboration-related sales; Ubuntu leads in OpenStack, not Red Hat; tracking conflict minerals in RTP; a new Fedora Project leader; 43% of homes with broadband eye smart home services.

Updated May 7, 2014

Premium Lock Going for Chrome: Lenovo lands good reviews for new Google laptops

The early reviews are in, and Lenovo gets good marks for its latest notebooks. Lenovo is offering first two consumer notebooks running Chrome. Meanwhile, a widening selection of Chromebooks signifies the building momentum for Google's attempt to create a compelling alternative to Windows-powered machines and Apple Inc.'s Mac computers.

The new Lenovo N20p convertible Chromebook The new Lenovo N20p convertible Chromebook

May 5, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat's Inktank acquisition will bolster its OpenStack storage leadership

Analysis: Inktank's Ceph Enterprise platform positions Red Hat to enable the full range of software-defined object, block and file storage on commodity hardware -- building on Red Hat's October 2011 acquisition of open-source scale-out public and private cloud storage platform provider Gluster.

OpenStack: At the core of Red Hat "clouds" OpenStack: At the core of Red Hat "clouds"

Updated April 30, 2014

Premium Lock Why Ceph creator sold Inktank to Red Hat: 'I trust them'

In a blog post, founder and Chief technology Officer Sage Weil writes about why privately held Inktank agreed to be acquired by red Hat for $175 million: "Red Hat is one of only a handfull of companies that I trust to steward the [open source] Ceph project."

Red Hat acquires Inktank Red Hat acquires Inktank

Updated April 25, 2014

Premium Lock CEO who led NC broadband effort at MCNC stepping down

Joe Freddoso, the executive who spearheaded efforts to turn the North Carolina Research and Education Network into a state-wide fiber optic highway, is leaving the CEO post at MCNC. After seven years in the job, the former Cisco executive says "I believe it's time for next generation leadership to take over for the good of the organization."

Updated April 25, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat 'supports' new Linux security initiative but isn't a listed funder

The Linux Foundation is launching a "multi-million dollar project" to improve security in the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL crisis. Big-name tech companies are contributing to the fund - but Red Hat, a backer of OpenSSL and the global Linux commercial leader, isn't among the listed funders. Red Hat says it "supports" the initiative but remains mum on specifics. The Hatters do acknowledge that their director of security response is a "founding member" of OpenSSL. They say Red Hat OpenSSL problems have been fixed but won't say anything else about the new program.

Core's supporters include many big tech names Core's supporters include many big tech names

April 14, 2014

Premium Lock Study shows increase in online information thefts

Technology  The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.

April 14, 2014

Premium Lock Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

Data security It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.

March 31, 2014

Premium Lock Review: Microsoft Office for iPad is pretty and functional

iPad Mini  Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not likely to be a big deal for anyone else.

Updated March 28, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Red Hat earnings: Hatters develop winning lineup to meet CIO needs

Red Hat        Analysis: Red Hat's success in linking core middleware and Linux platforms to cloud and OpenStack, as well as its focus on generating cross-selling opportunities through its "land and expand" initiative, is evidenced by the firm's consistent mid-teen year-to-year revenue growth and record number of deals exceeding $1 million during its FY14--with four of its top seven deals being entirely middleware. Krista Macomber of Technology Business research offers her insight into where Red Hat is headed.

Updated March 28, 2014

Premium Lock Just call red-hot Red Hat the 'OpenStack' company

Red Hat will forever be known as the company that commercialized open source Linux, but it's quickly becoming the driver in OpenStack - or open source - for cloud computing. CEO Jim Whitehurst says in a conference call: "Yes, obviously there is substantially more interest in OpenStack, frankly than there has been in really any products since Linux."

OpenStack: At the core of Red Hat "clouds" OpenStack: At the core of Red Hat "clouds"

Updated March 28, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft unveils Office for iPad - Will hell freeze over next?

Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.

Satya Nadella    Satya Nadella

March 26, 2014

Premium Lock TransEnterix cancels investor event; Verizon joins OIN; Cree cracks 300 barrier; Secure Enterprise Computing's new name; Iverify names new CEO

Bulldog In today's technology news roundup: TransEnterix cancels an investor event; Verizon joins the Open Invention Network; Cree cracks the 300 lumen barrier for LEDs; Secure Enterprise Computing has a new name; Charlotte-based Iverify has a new CEO.

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