It’s a Linux-powered car world

Linux is everywhere including your car. While some companies, like Tesla, run their own homebrew Linux distros, most rely on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). AGL is a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for connected cars with over 140 members. This Linux Foundation-based organization is a who’s who of Linux-friendly car manufacturers. Its membership […]

Top 12 Reasons why to Use Linux Servers

While selecting a server for your business, you have a couple of various choices to pick up. While many organizations use Windows-based servers, picking a Linux server is probably your best choice. Why precisely is a Linux server better than other available today? Here are a couple of the benefits of using a Linux server. […]

How to make a career move from proprietary to open source technology

I started my journey as a software engineer at Northern Telecom, where I developed proprietary software for carrier-grade telephone switches. Although I learned Pascal while in college, at Northern Telecom I was trained in a proprietary programming language based on C. I also used a proprietary operating system and a proprietary version-control software. I enjoyed […]

Linux is under your hood

Way back in 2004, Jonathan Schwartz, then Sun’s chief operating officer, suggested that cars could become software platforms the same way feature phones were. He was right. But, it’s Linux, not Java, which is making the most of “smart cars”. That’s because Linux and open-source software are flexible enough to bring a complete software stack to any […]

Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey

Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018. More than 100,000 developers participated in this year’s Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal […]

LG launches open source version of webOS

LG Electronics is moving webOS beyond TVs with the release of webOS Open Source Edition. WebOS is a multitasking operating system that was designed for smart devices and smart TVs. Before coming to LG, webOS was launched as Palm OS in 2009. It was acquired by HP in 2010, and then licensed to LG in […]

Airbus ditches Microsoft, flies off to Google

Exclusive Airbus is to shift its entire workforce to Google’s cloudy productivity and collaboration tools, ditching Microsoft Office on-prem wares in the process. The “decision that will shape our company” was confirmed by Airbus CEO Tom Enders in a memo to staff – seen by The Register – who said the business is gearing up for the next […]