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LinuxCon: Linux's Future in the Spotlight

Aug 10, 2010, 17:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"From a distribution perspective, Markus Rex, senior vice president and general manager of open platform solutions at Novell, will be taking the LinuxCon stage to update the Linux community on where he sees the future of the platform heading. Novell has been pushing a message of workload management with Linux as a core component, while software appliances have also been a big push for Novell with its SUSE Appliance effort, which recently celebrated its first anniversary.

"One of the biggest shifts in the IT landscape over the past year was the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle. While Sun had its own Unix operating system in Solaris, Oracle has long been a Linux supporter and has its own Oracle Enterprise Linux distribution. Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president for Linux and virtualization engineering at Oracle, will be giving an update on where Oracle is now taking Linux in the post Sun acquisition era."

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