RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Red Hat Inc., the company behind the Linux open-source operating system, said Wednesday that net income in its fiscal first-quarter grew 8 percent as subscription revenue increased.
The race to be the world’s fifth-most popular mobile operating system may not be glamorous but Samsung will still be happy to know that its upcoming Tizen OS is likely to crush rivals Ubuntu and Firefox. ABI Research analyst Joshua Flood said this week that “Tizen’s strong backing from Intel and Samsung will enable it to quickly outpace its other Linux mobile OS challengers.” And while iOS and Android likely have nothing to fear from Tizen in the United States, Flood thinks that “mobile network operators, particularly in Asia, have been looking for other options” and could see Tizen as a legitimate third alternative to the world’s two most popular mobile platforms.
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This isn't the first time that Dell has sold PCs with Ubuntu, a free computer operating system based on Linux. Not too long after it bought out Alienware, then an independent maker of gaming PCs, it started selling Ubuntu-powered desktop and laptop PCs, but only online, and only on a limited selection of models.
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