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Red Hat Summit, 2007

Check out's Red Hat Summit 2007 coverage. We'll be live from the exhibit floor with breaking news, interviews and product announcements at this event.'s editorial team will be out in full force at the Red Hat Summit, May 9-11 in San Diego. Our coverage will include breaking news, case studies and podcasts from the event, as well as news, analysis and tips from our archives. We'll also have new product announcements from the exhibit hall floor.

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Red Hat Summit: Reporter's notebook, Day 1
Amid a sold out crowd at the Red Hat Summit, executives took the stage to praise open source while session leaders told audiences about SELinux and open source backup applications.

Red Hat, IBM partner on mainframe security
Government customers will be the first to benefit from new support and security enhancements for Red Hat Linux running on IBM mainframes.

Virtualization advice, RHEL 5.1 preview top draws at Red Hat Summit
Virtualization sessions at Red Hat Summit in San Diego are delivering updates on Red Hat and Xen technologies, including what's on the agenda for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1.

AMD will deliver open graphics drivers
AMD will soon deliver open graphics drivers, said Henri Richard, AMD's executive vice president of sales and marketing, at the opening keynote of the Red Hat Summit.

Red Hat Summit (inspirational) keynote: You are here
Red Hat CEO and chairman Matt Szulik touches upon the future of open source and open standards, saying that the discussion in the communities needs to undergo a shift in this age of social unrest from kernel-exclusive fare into the migration of data.

RHX, it's like an open air fruit and vegetable market
While not exactly a surprise, Red Hat announced that Red Hat Exchange was live and ready for downloads.

Are Red Hatters ready for a database (Sybase-style) virtual appliance?
Red Hat kicked off and is closing its user confab in San Diego with virtual appliance announcements. While a partnership with Intel on building desktop management appliances seems a step in a good direction, according to users, the other, a Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) virtual appliance, may be taking virtual appliances further upstream than IT managers would prefer.

Server virtualization: Three top methods, plus pros and cons
Currently, there are three main styles of server virtualization, and each has its benefits and drawbacks, according to open source consultant and author Bernard Golden, a presenter at the Red Hat Summit. His lowdown on the three ways to virtualize provides a handy guide to the options today.

Expert opinion: Virtualization server hardware uses, pros and cons
After sharing his opinions on the pros and cons of the three main styles of server virtualization, Red Hat Summit presenter Bernard Golden sounded off on the most-commonly-used hardware platforms for server virtualization.

Red Hat's vision of the desktop Linux
With interest in desktop Linux at a bit of an uptick in recent weeks -- not least because of Dell's announcement that it will ship laptops and desktops with Ubuntu -- Red Hat shed a bit of light on the role it sees for Linux beyond the server.

Red Hat to develop cheap Linux for developing nations, U.S. market
Red Hat announced that it will be releasing a desktop Linux distribution, named Global Desktop that is designed for small businesses and local governments in developing nations.

Red Hat, Sybase team up for database virtual appliance
Sybase and Red Hat will soon release a virtual database appliance based on Linux, but users at the Red Hat Summit are wary of vendor lock-in and support.

Red Hat CTO opines on virtual appliances, desktops and even drivers
Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens sits down with for a far-reaching conversation about virtualization and the impact it's having on IT management.

Product news from Red Hat Summit 2007
At Red Hat Summit, Red Hat Exchange officially opened its doors offering products from MySQL, ZmandaT and more. Check out other product releases, as well.

Red Hat won't shift virtualization, RHEL5 plans, despite Microsoft/Novell, Oracle Linux pressure
Competition won't change Red Hat's roadmap, says RH exec Tim Yeaton. In this Q&A, he explains why Oracle's Linux and the Microsoft-Novell brand of interoperability are inadequate.

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