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A Linux Year in Review: Sun's Very Big Buy

Dec 19, 2008, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"2008 was another solid year for the major Linux distributions. Early in the year Red Hat changed its leadership with former CEO Matthew Szulik stepping aside as new CEO Jim Whitehurst took the helm. Whitehurst made his goals for Red Hat made early on including a bid to become the first pure open source vendor to hit $1 billion in revenue.

"Red Hat was busy during the year acquiring virtualization vendor Qumranet for $107 million.

"The Linux vendor also open sourced its Red Hat Network application. The Fedora Linux community distribution celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2008 and released Fedora 9 and Fedora 10."

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