Library technician John Kerr was one of the first Linux community members to add his how-to videos to the 100 Linux Tutorials Video Campaign this year. The brief screencasts showcase software that he uses everyday in his job at the county court house library for the Wellington Law Association in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Now that the Linux kernel 3.9 merge window is closed, it's safe to say we know what features will be included in the next kernel release. What lies beyond is predictable, still, but will likely hold a surprise or two. That's where the annual Linux kernel weather report comes in.
The Linux Foundation today is releasing its annual Enterprise End User Report. Because this is the third year we've surveyed the world's largest enterprises and The Linux Foundation's End User Council about Linux adoption, we're able to share some interesting trending data.
As the head curator for content at Linux Foundation events, I work with over 500 speakers a year on technical talks. Universally the people chosen to speak at our events have amazing technical knowledge. They know their stuff. But the actual skill in speaking, delivering an engaging and hopefully entertaining talk to an audience, is sometimes harder to come by.
When embedded projects call for for a real-time operating system, Linux developers often turn to PREEMPT-RT, the real-time kernel patch, to get it done.
“The PREEMPT_RT patch (aka the -rt patch or RT patch) makes Linux into a real-time system,” said Steven Rostedt, a Linux kernel developer at Red Hat and maintainer of the stable version of the real-time Linux kernel patch.
The automotive industry is undergoing a major technological shift and Jaguar Land Rover is at the forefront.
The UK-based JLR has embraced Linux as the operating system underlying its next generation In-Vehicle
Infotainment (IVI) systems. The company has also taken a leadership role in advocating for open source
development within the automotive industry.
As we discovered last week, Linux pros don’t think Android is the new embedded Linux. Android does, however, have a lot of great uses in embedded projects and many features that even hard core embedded Linux developers can envy.
Is Android the new embedded Linux? Of course not, said Karim Yaghmour, OperSys founder, during the panel discussion on this topic at the Android Builders Summit last month in San Francisco. It was a question meant to spur discussion, he said, that’s all.