News - 2013

Programmable Web: IBM Invests $1 Billion to Drum Up Demand of Power Linux

A lot of developers just naturally assume their applications will run on Intel x86 server, but following the announcement of a $1 billion investment in building out the ecosystem around Linux running on Power processors IBM is hoping to alter that perception.

Read more at Programmable Web

eWeek: How Xen Virtualization Got Its Zen Back: LinuxCon

The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor has undergone a transformation in recent years, revitalizing its community and generating new interest. How did it do it?

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.

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.

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.

ITWorld Canada: Linux conference opens with vow of end of era for Windows

Linux has made the operating system fight into a “two-horse race”, the head of the Linux Foundation told the opening of the annual LinuxCon conference.

It’s “the end of an era” for Microsoft’s Windows, Jim Zemlin, executive director, Linux Foundation told the New Orleans gathering of developers and vendors this morning. Web-based and cloud computing is exploding and making the shift to open source operating systems and software easier.

eWeek: Linux Development: 7 Surprising Facts About Who Writes Linux Apps

The Linux kernel got its start 22 years ago with the work of Finnish software developer Linus Torvalds. Over the past two decades, Torvalds' project has grown significantly as an increasing number of developers have joined him in the development of Linux. Linux development isn't just an individual developer activity however, as corporate development and contributions have played a key role in the evolution of Linux.

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