Stock Upgrades, Downgrades from Ratings

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| Together with its subsidiaries, Red Hat provides open source software
| products to companies primarily in the United States. It has been upgraded to
| a buy from a hold. Its revenue increased by 27.7% in the second quarter of
| its fiscal 2008 compared with the same period last year, outpacing the
| industry average. Net income grew by 64.4% to $18.16 million in the second
| quarter, and its gross profit margin increased to 90.70%. Red Hat's stock
| price has gone up by 6.86% in the last 12 months, and unless broad bear
| market conditions prevail, Ratings sees further upside
| potential for this stock. The company had been rated a hold since September
| 2007.

Linux lowdown

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| Many programs have sprung up to meet growing interest in using Linux
| certification to validate technical skills.


Red Hat, Research In Motion lead early tech gains

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| Red Hat, Research In Motion lead early tech gains Red Hat Inc. shares rose 66
| cents, or 3.7%, to $19.60 after the open-source software developer on Tuesday
| reported a 65% increase in its second-quarter earning due to strong sales of
| its Linux operating system software. Â*

Red Hat profit rises on 42 percent revenue hike

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| Red Hat distributes open source Linux software and charges
| companies a subscription to provide updates and other technical support.

Linux Professional Institute Announces New Training Partners around the World

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| Alain Abreo of Net Security Solutions in Colombia emphasized the
| importance of LPI certification as part of an overall training
| strategy: "Open Source and Linux are of increasing importance
| within the corporate sector in Colombia and there is a real
| necessity for these companies to have trained professionals.
| Our alliance with LPI is an important opportunity as it will
| demonstrate that Colombians have skills and knowledge in Linux
| which meets world-wide standards."

Canonical and NT+C Südwest GmbH Partner to Deliver Ubuntu Certified
Professional Training in Germany

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| "The uptake of Linux in Germany has increased dramatically over the
| past two years. Canonical produces the fastest growing and most
| popular Linux distribution, partnering with them is of great
| importance not only to us, but to German businesses," added Hugo
| Schröer, CEO at NT+C Südwest GmbH.

SA's first Linux training academy

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| In conclusion Le Roux said that, as well as providing a way for
| Linux orientated companies to gain cost effective Linux
| administrators, the academy can also be a "golden opportunity
| for non Linux technical service companies to move into the open
| source arena without spending an arm and a leg".