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Linux kernel turns over release odometer to 4.0

Usually, when a software release moves to a new single digit release, it’s a big deal. When Linus Torvalds decided to shift the Linux kernel from 3.2x it was just to make developers happy.

As Torvalds, Linux’s founder, said on his Google+ account: “So, I made noises some time ago about how I don’t want […]

Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, and others on Internet of Things

Maybe Microsoft does love Linux! Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced this week that both Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to publish their Internet of Things (IoT) application programming interfaces (APIs) on Ubuntu Core.

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Who’s writing Linux today? Capitalists

If there’s anyone left on the planet who thinks Linux is written by undateable guys in their parents basement, the latest Linux Foundation report, Linux Kernel Development: How Fast It is Going, Who is Doing It, What They Are Doing and Who is Sponsoring It, should put an end to that delusion.

True, 19.4 percent […]

Red Hat 64-bit ARM Linux grows up

Last year, Red Hat decided that the 64-bit ARM architecture was ready for the data center and cloud. This year, Red Hat announced that its Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program has expanded to include more than 35 companies. It also expects them to contribute open-source system-specific software and drivers to the upstream Linux […]

Tesora provides agent to provision Oracle Database in OpenStack

Only three years ago, Oracle wanted to do the cloud it own way, and ignore open-source cloud efforts in general and OpenStack in particular. After reflection, Larry Ellison thought better of that idea. By May 2014, Oracle announced OpenStack support for its Linux and the Xen hypervisor. On February 18, Oracle partner and DataBase as […]