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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. 

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Network World: Linux kernel luminaries talk enterprise, embedded and why they're coming together

Network World - NEW ORLEANS - Developing the Linux kernel, according to some of the community's leading lights, is a difficult, complicated process – but it's also one that's moving forward at some speed.

The final keynote at this year’s LinuxCon North America event featured a panel discussion with Linux creator Linus Torvalds, stable branch maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman, and fellow maintainers Sarah Sharp and Tejun Heo.

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

Wall Street Journal: IBM Again Pledges $1 Billion to a Linux Effort

Linux continues to dominate data centers. IBM wants more of that action to take place on its hardware.

The computer giant on Tuesday plans to pledge that it will spend $1 billion over four or five years on Linux and related open-source technologies for use on its Power line of server systems, which is based on the internally developed chip technology of the same name.

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.

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