News - 2013

TechWeek Europe: Linux is the Future for Learning and Gaming

Computerworld UK: Linux Foundation on the Foundations of Linux

One of the many valuable things that come out of the Linux Foundation is an annual review of Linux kernel development. It's just released the 2013 edition (freely available upon registration), and the news is resoundingly good. Here are the key points.

Ars Technica: Linus Torvalds worries about how Linux will handle end of Moore’s Law

Perhaps the most hotly anticipated event at LinuxCon was this morning's kernel developer panel featuring none other than Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

In the panel, Torvalds said he's worried the possible end of Moore's Law might finally be within sight, providing challenges to both hardware and software developers.

eWeek: Linus Torvalds Talks Linux Development at LinuxCon

Torvalds responds to a question about whether the U.S. government asked him to put a backdoor in Linux, and explains why he's a developer and how others can be.

NEW ORLEANS—Linus Torvalds, who created the open-source Linux operating system 22 years ago, took the keynote stage at the LinuxCon conference along with fellow kernel developers to talk about the state of Linux kernel development. 

Read more at eWeek

CNET: Linux development by the numbers: Big and getting bigger

Linux is growing -- that we knew. Now we know how fast.

VentureBeat: IBM to invest $1B in Linux & open source technologies

IBM just announced it will make a $1 billion investment to promote the development of Linux, a leading operating system for cloud and big data deployments in data centers.

Converge! Network Digest: IBM Plans $1 Billion Push for Linux in the Cloud

IBM plans to invest $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies for its Power Systems servers.

Under the plan, IBM is opening a new client center in Montpellier, France for Linux developers.  IBM also plans to launch a Linux on Power development cloud, focus on rapidly expanding its ecosystem supporting Linux on Power Systems.

Read more at Converge! Network Digest. 

TechWeekEurope: IBM Throwing $1bn Into Linux And Open Source

Tech giant IBM announced today it is investing $1 billion (£629 million) into Linux development and open source software as it looks to bolster its Power Systems servers.

As part of this drive, Big Blue has founded a new Power Systems Linux Center in Montpellier, France. The first such centre was set up in Beijing in May.

VentureBeat: These five people are the future of Linux

The Linux Foundation has just named its five scholarship winners for 2013, and they’re all over the board, diverse in gender, race, and geography.

These five folks represent the best of more than 700 applicants across a variety of categories.

Linux Foundation, tell the audience what they’ve won!

Read more at VentureBeat

eWeek: Who Writes Linux in 2013?

Both the pace of development and the volume of code continue to grow in the open-source Linux kernel.

The Linux kernel is at the heart of the open-source Linux operating systems, and it is developed by an ever-growing number of contributors, coming from a diverse group of companies. The Linux Foundation today released its annual "Who Writes Linux" report revealing trends in the state of Linux kernel development as well as who those contributors are and precisely how fast Linux is actually growing. 

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