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New IBM Center in Beijing to Speed Linux Applications on Power Systems
May 14, 2013
At a press conference in Beijing today, IBM further extended its reach into China with the opening of the first Linux innovation center for Power Systems clients and business partners. The Power Systems Linux Center, located inside IBM's China Systems Center, will make it simpler for software developers to build and deploy new applications for big data, cloud, mobile and social business computing on open technology building blocks using Linux and the latest IBM POWER 7+ processor technology.
History of Linux: Time For Open Source Documentary
May 12, 2013
How did Linux originate, where is it presently and in which directions is it headed for the future? These are the big questions that a longtime Linux user and developer named Brian Thomason seeks to answer in a documentary film, if he can secure enough funding through a crowdsourcing campaign on Kickstarter. Here's hoping he succeeds.
Red Hat CEO: We don't need Microsoft to succeed
May 07, 2013
Jim Whitehurst has been president and CEO of prominent Linux distributor Red Hat since December 2007. During that time, Red Hat has blazed a trail in becoming a profitable vendor in the open source software space, challenging Microsoft and Unix companies and adding such technologies as the JBoss application server. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill spoke with Whitehurst, asking him about the company's dealings with Microsoft, how Linux sizes up against rivals, and where Red Hat's technology is headed.
To the space station and beyond with Linux
May 06, 2013
The International Space Station's laptops are moving from Windows to Linux, and R2, the first Linux-powered humanoid robot in space, is now under-going in-flight testing.
Spain's Extremadura starts switch of 40,000 government PCs to open source
April 29, 2013
The government of Spain's autonomous region of Extremadura has begun the switch to open source of it desktop PCs. The government expects the majority of its 40,000 PCs to be migrated this year, the region's CIO Theodomir Cayetano announced on 18 April. Extremadura estimates that the move to open source will help save 30 million euro per year.
The Growing Influence of Linux in the Enterprise Cloud Computing Market
April 25, 2013
The choice of infrastructure is important for success with any cloud deployment. If your enterprise is considering a move to the cloud or has already done so, chances are a Linux server will be or has been used. In fact, Linux is a growing entity in the cloud market. An annual survey conducted by The Linux Foundation concluded that 76% of organizations queried are now using Linux servers as part of their cloud infrastructure. In addition, 74% of companies in the survey say they are planning to implement a cloud deployment using the platform, or plan to continue using Linux or increase its scope within the enterprise.
Open source software moves into all businesses
April 18, 2013
We all know open source has become an important tool in pure software development. What's now becoming clear, according to a Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners open-source survey that was released on April 17th and events at the Linux Foundation's Linux Collaboration Summit, is that open source is now helping improve enterprise networking, smart cars, and academia.