Friday, March 27, 2009

FT.com / Companies / Technology - Red Hat lifted by increased free use of Linux

Hint: if RHAT revenues are up due to growing use of Linux in data centers, its products are not free (as the headline asserts)…

The economic downturn is punishing the technology industry as much as many other sectors, but it is already proving a boon for companies distributing and servicing free open-source software.

Red Hat, the top commercial company devoted to the free operating system Linux, this week said revenue for the quarter ended February 28 had jumped 18 per cent to $166m.

FT.com / Companies / Technology - Red Hat lifted by increased free use of Linux

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