Part of supporting the demand for Linux in consumer electronics is ensuring there is a common Linux base that is maintained and supported for the typical lifetime of a consumer device, usually two years, and that supports a large variety of consumer electronics products.
I am pleased to release today The Linux Foundation's annual Linux events and co-located training schedule. The process we undertake to build this schedule and to make available important Linux training resources to the community is an exhaustive one that includes input from the development community, Linux users, members and other industry leaders. Highlights from this year's event lineup include:
According to a 2012 survey of embedded engineers by both VDC Research and UBM Electronics, the use of Linux in embedded projects is increasing at a fast rate. UBM reported that some 35 percent of embedded developers are working on Linux projects and that number increases to 48 percent when Android is included.
There are a lot of Linux experts in the community who have amazing stories and great depths of information to share, including Linux kernel developers, Linux Foundation's Linux training instructors, Linux.com writers and many, many more people working on Linux every day.
Thousands of people contribute to Linux every day. As our annual “Who Writes Linux” paper reports, individuals from around the world are writing millions of lines of code every year. Equally important are the hundreds of companies supporting Linux every year, from sponsoring Linux kernel development to collaborating on technical initiatives to supporting The Linux Foundation.
Splashtop today is releasing remote desktop Streamer software for Ubuntu Linux. We've been following this company (aka DeviceVM) for a few years and are excited about its evolution and what it's bringing to Linux users. We share here a Q&A we were able to do with Splashtop CEO Mark Lee about today's news. It includes a sneak preview for Linux users of what's coming next.
Valve’s upcoming release of Steam for Linux is the best news student and game developer Damien Levac has heard since he started using Linux three years ago. Not only will it raise the profile of Linux as a gaming platform to rival Windows and OS X, he says, it also reinforces his belief that Linux is the best programming environment for games.