Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve declared that proprietary software and closed platforms are gaming's past, its future is open and on Linux.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.
In the latest report on who writes Linux, the answer comes to almost 10,000 programmers since 2005 and 1,100 in the last year alone.
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Linux distributors have been moving from Oracle's MySQL to its popular fork, MariaDB - and now Google is also moving to MariaDB.
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I'm sure Apple's new iPhone will be exciting and wonderful, but it won't propel Apple back to the top over the true smartphone giant: Microsoft. Yes, you read that right: Microsoft.
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The PostgreSQL development team has announced the release of PostgreSQL 9.3, the latest version of the world's leading open source relational database system.
Businesses really, really want trained Linux professionals, and the Linux Professional Institute wants to help by providing a new training program for middle-school students on up.
Just what you always wanted: A malware botnet on Android devices. But you have to be really dumb to get infected.
Apache has just released Apache Cassandra v2.0, the latest version of its popular highly-scalable, big data distributed database.
The top Linux developers are getting older and The Linux Foundation is addressing the issue.
Red Hat has released a new professional certificate for OpenStack cloud professionals.
The company didn't make its goal, but its leaders still see the crowdsourced Ubuntu Edge campaign as a success.
If your school has Wi-Fi, an inexpensive Chromebook may be your best computer choice. Indeed, some schools have already decided that Chromebooks are the best laptops for their students.