Red Hat Shake-up, Desktop Users, and Outta Time

Our top story tonight is the seemingly sudden resignation of Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens. In other news, John C. Dvorak says "Linux has run out of time" and Infoworld.com says there may be problems with Red Hat Enterprise 7. OpenSource.com has a couple of interesting interviews and Nick Heath has five big names that use Linux on the desktop. In a late afternoon press release, Red Hat announced the resignation of long-time CTO Brian Stevens. Paul Cormier will be handling CTO duties until Stevens’ replacement is named. No reason for the sudden resignation was given although CEO Whitehurst said, "We want to thank Brian for his years of service and numerous contributions to Red Hat’s business. We wish him well in his future endeavors." However, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says some rumors are flying. One says friction between Stevens and Cormier caused the resignation and others say Stevens had higher ambitions than Red Hat could provide. He’d been with Red Hat since 2001 and had been CTO at Mission Critical Linux before that according to Vaughan-Nichols who also said Stevens’ Red Hat page was gone within seconds of the announcement. Speaking of Red Hat, InfoWorld.com has a review of RHEL

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