Why Is Red Hat Red Hot At The Moment?

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| Many analysts are forecasting a very productive and lucrative time over the
| next couple of years for Red Hat, a time when Linux is knocking on the door
| of the mass market and Red Hat is at the front of the queue.
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http://www.linuxsolutions.fr/why-is-...at-the-moment/

Enterprise FOSS Adoption

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| There are lots of different ways you can build software and the typical ways
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| [...]
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| Both ways do work, though, and these strategies do help Linux and open source
| products be more enterprise ready. All this clearly demonstrates how far the
| free software model has come since the early Unix hacker days. While as a
| methodology it does present its own unique challenges, it also brings rewards
| and allows for undercutting the competition.
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http://fosswire.com/2008/05/03/enter...foss-adoption/


Yesterday:

Red Hat Inc (RHT) newly added by Capital Fund Management S A

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| Capital Fund Management S A added the Red Hat Inc (RHT) company to their
| portfolio, by buying 27,225 shares as shown by filings made public on
| 2008-05-02. Â*
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http://www.mffais.com/newsarticles/2...31-124940.html


Recent:

Piper Jaffray Starts Red Hat (RHT) at Buy

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| Piper Jaffray initiates coverage on Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) with a Buy rating and
| $26 price target, saying the company should benefit from global adoption of
| open source technologies. Â*
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http://www.streetinsider.com/New+Cov...y/3562655.html


No Recession at Red Hat

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| It is flattering to be mentioned, Mr. Whitehurst said, but he noted that
| corporate customers and the industry benefit from what he called Red
| Hat’s “Switzerland status” — not being a province of one of the major powers
| in the technology industry. Â*
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0...on-at-red-hat/


Microsoft stock drops amid slumping sales

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| Microsoft Corp., whose Windows software dominates the personal-computer
| market, fell 6.2 percent Fridayin Nasdaq trading after sales slumped, casting
| doubt on whether PC demand can hold up in a slowing economy. The software
| maker reported a 24 percent drop in sales of Windows last quarter and
| forecast earnings that may miss analysts' estimates. Â* Â*
|
| [...]
|
| "The risk is that Linux gets a foothold and then affects their long-term
| revenue significantly."
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http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_9061263


Microsoft Profit Drops; Forecast May Miss Estimates

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| The world's biggest software maker said sales of Windows for PCs sank 24
| percent and revenue from its online advertising unit came in at the low end
| of its projections. Microsoft's report contrasted with positive comments from
| chipmaker Intel Corp. and computer company International Business Machines
| Corp. Â* Â*
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft declined $1.60 to $30.20 in extended trading after closing at
| $31.80 at 4 p.m. New York time on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The stock has
| fallen 11 percent this year. Â*
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...efer=worldwide


Microsoft sees slide in profits

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7366106.stm