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IBM’s purchase of Red Hat is a $33-billion bid aimed at catapulting the company into the ranks of the top cloud software competitors.

IBM has announced it will buy Red Hat, the world’s biggest Linux company, for $34-billion. That’s more than a quarter of IBM’s market capitalisation, and comes as the legacy computer giant tries to play catch-up in cloud computing.

Microsoft’s part in a US$70m investment in CyanogenMod has raised many eyebrows: why is Microsoft investing in a popular version of the Android mobile phone operating system when it has its own competing Windows Phone

A decade ago, Steve Ballmer described the free and open-source Linux operating system as a “cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches”. The famously boisterous Microsoft CEO was attacking the General Public Licence which governs much of the software code developed by the