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Keeping the Desktop Dream Alive: Q&A With Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin, Part 2

Where is Linux going? For Part 2 of this interview, LinuxInsider continued speaking with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin to discuss Linux in a wider variety of technologies, new programs intended to make it easier for businesses to switch to open source computing, and open source's ab...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Keeping the Desktop Dream Alive: Q&A With Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin, Part 1

In 2007, Linux was heralded as the desktop of the future. However, the history of Linux on the desktop has been a story of strong support from a relatively small group of diehards but little real impact on the market as a whole. And by last year, there was even talk that the dream of the Linux deskt...

Linux Foundation Forges Deal, Takes the Wheel at Linux.com

The Linux Foundation has inked a deal that fosters collaboration with SourceForge and acquires ownership of Linux.com. The move is intended to create a long-lasting community destination for Linux users and developers, officials from the organizations said. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit outfit...

Ubuntu Sponsor Canonical Falls In With Linux Foundation Crowd

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, is now a member of the Linux Foundation. The foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the accelerated growth of Linux, announced Canonical's membership on Tuesday. Ubuntu community members have been active participants in a v...

Linux Foundation: Paid Contributors Helping to Grow Kernel

Over the last three years, the number of developers of the Linux kernel has tripled, according to the Linux Foundation. A research team from the organization has reported that the growth of the open source operating system into new areas is attracting more hands-on code writing of the Linux engine. ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin: Linux Adoption’s Next Phase

The Open Source Development Labs merged with the Free Standard Group on Jan. 21, 2007. The new organization became The Linux Foundation, which now spearheads the goals of Linux standardization, promotion and protection. Jim Zemlin, formerly the executive director of the Free Standards Group, took th...

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Linux Foundation CTO Markus Rex: Linux ‘Now an Accepted Choice’

The Linux Foundation recently scored an executive coup when it nabbed Novell's Markus Rex, a well-respected Linux-focused business executive. Rex is now the chief technology officer of the nonprofit group, which is dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. Rex comes to the Linux Foundation with...

Linux Foundation Borrows Novell’s Markus Rex for CTO Position

In the search for a new chief technology officer, The Linux Foundation has nabbed Markus Rex, a long-time Linux executive from Suse Linux and, more recently, Novell. While Rex will be working for The Linux Foundation, technically he's only on loan to the non-profit organization that's dedicated to a...

Linux Foundation Updates Standard Base, Unveils New Test Kit

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, announced Monday an update of the Linux Standard Base with LSB 3.1 and the release of a new testing toolkit. The update to LSB 3.1 introduces new automated testing toolkits for distributions and applicati...

Linux Foundation Announces Diverse Board of Directors

The Linux Foundation announced on Tuesday its new board of directors, all of whom were chosen to represent the key stakeholders from every corner of the Linux ecosystem, according to the organization. The diverse group includes members from big companies like IBM, Oracle, Intel and Novell, as well a...

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LiMo Foundation Exec Morgan Gillis on Mobile Linux, Android and What Lies Ahead

With its Android announcement and formation of the Open Handset Alliance, Google has made it clear that it believes the mobile Internet is the next step in the evolution of the cellular industry. It has also put increased focus on the applicability of Linux to mobile environments. Android is not the...

Linux Heavyweights Form New Foundation

Two main representatives of the Linux community -- Open Source Development Labs and Free Standards Group -- have merged to form the Linux Foundation. The group is supported by several major firms, including Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, NEC, Novell and Oracle, which serve as foundin...

Red Hat’s Virtual Summit Airs Latest Linux Technology

Red Hat concluded its April two-day Summit 2021 Virtual Experience with a hefty list of announcements and presentations by the company's innovative customers driving the latest open-source technologies and trends. One of the event's most significant announcements was Red Hat's plan to deliver the fi...

A Linux Safari to Classify the Genus of This Penguin

Recently, I took an interest in poking at Gentoo a bit. In the eyes of many desktop Linux users, it's considered a rite of passage to install this historically significant distribution. This curiosity sent me on a much more interesting Linux safari to explore what truly differentiates distributions....

Google’s Vested Interest in Linux Security

Google is now paying developers more money to work on securing their Linux kernels this year. The gesture may well be the start of the company's bid to enforce a tighter grip on open source. Google's action comes on the heels of rising threats to Linux that unfolded in the last year, as hackers pivo...

Trisquel Linux Wraps Polish and Productivity Into Four User Needs

Trisquel Linux is one of those computing staples you wished you knew about much sooner. This Linux distribution has been around literally for years and is extremely polished. It offers a family of Linux editions that meet or exceed the needs of home users, small enterprises, and educational centers....

Lack of Qualified Linux Talent Impedes Enterprise Move to the Clouds

Even in these changing times of shuttered shops and pandemic-driven corporate layoffs, a flood of tech jobs goes unfilled due to a lack of Linux skills among IT workers. That combination is contributing to a slowdown or delay in enterprise plans to migrate their local computing base to public cloud ...

OPINION

Linux: 29 Years and Counting as a Powerhouse OS

When Linux was born on Aug. 25, 1991, it was little more than a hobby for then 21-year old Linus Torvalds. Today the Linux community is estimated to be more than 86 million users strong. Awareness of Linux in the enterprise was nonexistent 29 years ago. Since then Linux has become the backbone of ma...

LINUX PICKS AND PANS

PsychOS: A Crazy Cool Distro That Pushes Linux Limits

One of the great joys of constantly checking out new or obscure Linux operating systems is finding some insane innovations that stand out from the crowded collection of distros. The current release of PsychOS Linux, code-named "Insane," possibly might blow your mind. This distro is really an off-the...

Linux-Powered Azure IoT Security Platform Arrives

Microsoft has announced the general availability of its Azure Sphere secure IoT service. It first introduced Azure Sphere in 2018, opting to use its own version of a Linux operating system instead of Windows 10 to drive its new Azure Sphere OS to securely connect Internet of Things devices. Azure Sp...

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