For those Linux enthusiasts still pining for the mythical "Year of the Linux Desktop," the wait is over. In fact, it already happened. In 2012 Microsoft's share of computing devices fell to 20% from a high of 97% as recently as 2000, as a Goldman Sachs report reveals. While Apple has taken a big chunk of Microsoft's Windows lead, it's actually Google that plays Robin Hood in the operating system market, now claiming 42% of all computing devices with its free "Linux desktop" OS, Android.
Alan Cox, well-known for his contributions to the Linux kernel and, according to the Linux Foundation, the "18th most active individual contributor," is leaving Intel and will no longer be involved with Linux development. Cox cited family reasons for his exit in a post to his Google+ page.
The Linux Foundation continues to amaze me as it never ceases to stop adding new members to its roster.
This week, development firm Perforce joined the Linux Foundation which is of interest for a number of reasons. Perforce builds enterprise-grade Git version management software solutions via the Git Fusion solution. For years, I've been told by 'other' enterprise development firms that Git is all fine and nice but it's not for enterprise developers (yeaah I know, FUD!).
When interviewing for a job as a Cisco Network Engineer, come armed with compelling stories of how your networking saved the day – or didn’t. It’s OK to talk about efforts that didn’t turn out so well, as long as you describe what you learned along the way. To many hiring managers, the learning is the key.
From the Linux Foundation's Consumer Electronics Workgroup is a Linux 3.4 kernel that's part of their Long-Term Support Initiative. The LTSI Linux 3.4 kernel will be maintained for two years while back-porting some of the features of newer Linux kernel releases.
The Linux community has a long history of sharing educational resources, tips and tools, but much of this sharing is done on an ad-hoc basis online. In an effort to build new, structured and free opportunities for community members to learn about Linux, The Linux Foundation is launching a series of Live Linux Q&As on its social channels, starting this week, Wednesday, January 16, on Facebook.
Amongst all the huge Ultra HD TVs and the endless glitzy cell phone accessories, CES 2013 also saw a number of quieter, but at times far more remarkable announcements. Some of them were on the technical side, yet had implications that will soon extend across the entire electronics landscape. Here are few of my favorites.
As infotainment systems play a larger role in influencing the sale of a car, an increasing number of automakers are looking to make the screens mimic another popular device consumers can't leave home without: the smartphone.