Red Hat on the Rise, Fun Fun Makulu, and Whazzup Kernel

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 27, 2014

Today's news search turned up quite a bit of data. Red Hat released their quarterly earnings this afternoon and while observers expected good news, some are now reporting not so much. has two stories of interest today, the first is from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reporting on the Linux Collaboration Summit and the other is Jamie Watson's hands-on review of Makulu Linux 5 Xfce. He said it was the most fun as one could have with Linux!

Red Hat released their Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Results quarterly earnings report this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time saying their revenue is up 16%, their cash flow is up 35%, and their bank balance is up 18%. It all sounds like good news to me, but Reuters' second update says those numbers were disappointing. Their original title was something like Red Hat results shine as subscription revenue rises 16 pct. Reuters' reports Red Hat said don't expect this kind growth to continue, then the rising stock prices fell a bit. But has all kinds of charts and graphs and expert opinions to prove Why Red Hat Will Keep Going Higher.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has a report out (as does our own Sam Dean) on the Linux Kernel Developer Panel that occurred yesterday at the Linux Collaboration Summit. Hackers from SUSE, Facebook, The Linux Foundation, and Jon Corbet from were some on the panel to discuss the state of Linux development. Libby Clark over at picked out some of the best quotes and some video from the panel for those in a bit of hurry.

And finally today, Jamie Watson asks, "Makulu Linux 5 Xfce: The most fun you can have with Linux?" His summary states, "My first look at this wonderful Debian Testing/Unstable (Jessie/Sid) derivative reminds me of how much fun there can be in Linux." He then said in his text, "Makulu is so much fun I'm going to have a hard time conveying the feeling. I'm pretty sure there are places where it's illegal to have this much fun." I'm gonna have to give that one a real spin.