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From Big Blue to Big Red? IBM to acquire Red Hat

IBM has agreed to acquire Red Hat: IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion. IBM Is presenting this as a hybrid cloud play, with the claim that businesses are held back from cloud … Continue reading From Big Blue to Big Red? IBM to acquire Red Hat

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Microsoft is making lots of money. Anything else notable in its first quarter financials?

Microsoft has released its statements for the first quarter in its financial year, ending 30th September. Here is the segment breakdown. Everything has moved in the right direction. Quarter ending September 30th 2018 vs quarter ending September 30th 2017, $millions Segment Revenue Change Operating income Change Productivity and Business Processes 9771 +1533 3881 +875 Intelligent … Continue reading Microsoft is making lots of money. Anything else notable in its first quarter financials?


Windows on a Chromebook? How containers change everything

Apparently there are rumours concerning Windows on a Chromebook. I find this completely plausible, though unlike Barry Collins I would not recommend dual boot – always a horrible solution. Rather, when I recently explored about Chromebooks and Chrome OS, it was like the proverbial lightbulb illuminating in my head. Containers (used to implement Linux and … Continue reading Windows on a Chromebook? How containers change everything


Linux Foundation Open Source Summit opens in Edinburgh: Microsoft praised for “facing reality”

The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit kicked off in Edinburgh today, with Executive Director Jim Zemlin declaring that the organization is now adding a new member daily. The Linux Foundation oversees over 150 open source projects, including Linux, Kubernetes, Let’s Encrypt, Cloud Foundry and Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and has over 1320 members. Microsoft has … Continue reading Linux Foundation Open Source Summit opens in Edinburgh: Microsoft praised for “facing reality”


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