Windows gets Linux kernel and terminal

Oh Satya, you are spoiling us.

So, with this announcement you’ll not be able to purchase a regular PC that doesn’t have some *nix on it. Somehow, it’s finally the year of Linux on the Desktop.

That cold air you feel, that’s hell freezing over.

Source: Windows 10 gets a legit Linux kernel and a souped-up terminal app

Linux at 25: Why It Flourished While Others Fizzled

Linux, the open source operating system that virtually powers all of webservers, billions of Android phones as it’s kernel just as well as the majority of home routers and IoT devices, turns 25 years this year. IEEE Spectrum runs an article on the history and why the open kernel became so successful.

Timing, cost, and the right license made all the difference.

Also, Linus Torvalds has an approach that would be called agile these days. Bringing a feature in place is more important than having the 100% solution, and Linus explains this approach in the accompanying Q&A session:

I’d rather make a decision that turns out to be wrong later than waffle about possible alternatives for too long.

via: Linux at 25: Why It Flourished While Others Fizzled – IEEE Spectrum

Internet of Things powered by Ubuntu #IoT

Next to the available versions of Ubuntu for the Desktop, Server and the Cloud, Mark Shuttleworth announces a new version of Ubuntu for the Internet of Things. Snappy Ubunutu Core aims to provide a common firmware for “Smart, connected things” on ARM and x86, that introduces a new standard for update-ability and security.

via Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Smart things powered by snappy Ubuntu Core on ARM and x86.

Cloud Computing in der Praxis wenig relevant

Das ergab jedenfalls die Umfrage des Linux Magazins. Aus der Sicht des Administrators mag das Ergebnis wenig überraschen, die meisten Cloud Anbieter werden Ihr Angebot aber so gestalten, dass die Business-Owner angesprochen werden.

Das Ergebnis einer derartigen Umfrage unter Entscheidern wird demzufolge grundlegend anders ausfallen. Nicht zuletzt das Linux Magazin sieht das selbst so und erwähnt die “vielen Analysten” gleich zu Anfang des Artikels.

Cloud Computing in der Praxis wenig relevant