Christopher Tozzi

Linux Foundation Explains a "World without Linux" and Open Source

Would the world really be tremendously different if Linux, the open source operating system kernel, did not exist? Would there be no Internet or movies?

My Open Source Thanksgiving List: Wine, Netflix, OpenWrt and More

Running 3.1 miles through my hometown. Consuming unreasonable quantities of simple carbohydrates, fat and sodium. Pretending that the former activity justifies the latter. These are some of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions.

Black Duck Survey: Open Source More Popular than Ever for Companies

Open source is now companies' "default approach" to software and open source's presence within the business world, which has nearly doubled since 2010. That's according to the latest "Annual Future of Open Source" report from Black Duck Software.

Mirantis and FusionStorm Partner on OpenStack Datacenter Appliances

Mirantis and FusionStorm have partnered on "turnkey" appliances for the OpenStack cloud, saying the collaboration will help lower the barrier to open source cloud adoption.

New Linux Foundation Video Highlights Role of Open Source in 3D Movies

A world without Linux would be a world without good 3D animations. That's the message in the Linux Foundation's latest "World without Linux" short film, which debuted this weekend.

Q.Rad Meshes Open Source Software, High Performance Computing and Heat

Can open source software heat your house? High-performance computing (HCP) provider

Security and Networking Top List of Updates in RHEL 7.2 Open Source OS

Security, networking speed and container-based virtualization are the focus of the latest enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, the newest release of Red Hat's open source OS.

Microsoft Cozies Up to Linux Developers with Visual Studio Changes

In its latest gesture of goodwill toward the Linux and open source community, Microsoft (MSFT) has announced that its Visual Studio Code editor has become open source, among other Linux-friendly updates to the company's products.

Mirantis Open Source Fuel Cloud Deployment Tool Joins OpenStack Tent

Mirantis promises a "quick onramp" for OpenStack through Fuel, a cloud deployment and management tool that has now become an official part of the OpenStack big tent.

Numecent Promises New Cloud and Virtualization Features for Linux

Numecent, which develops a "cloudpaging" platform that delivers runs code from the cloud on local systems, has received significant funding to bring its software to Android and Linux.

Linux Smartphones with Open Source Ubuntu OS Go on Sale in Russia 1

Ubuntu Linux fans in Russia have a new way to run Canonical's open source operating system this week following the announcement that BQ Aquaris smartphones have gone on sale in the Russian market.

Microsoft Nixes Plans for Porting Android Apps to Windows via Astoria

Android apps won't be running on Windows with official support from Microsoft anytime soon, despite earlier attempts by Redmond to court Android developers with such promises.

Canonical Releases OpenStack Autopilot Open Source Cloud Management

Bringing OpenStack private clouds to the masses is the pitch behind Canonical's latest move in the open source cloud computing market. Today, the company released OpenStack Autopilot, a cloud management tool for Ubuntu Linux.

Valve Brings Open Source Steam Machine Gaming Consoles to Market

Linux has crossed another hardware frontier with the announcement by Valve that Steam Machines based on the open source operating system are finally shipping.

Clair from CoreOS Automates Container Security for Open Source Linux OS

CoreOS is shooting to make it easier to secure open source containers on Linux by releasing Clair, a tool that checks containers for security vulnerabilities, to the open source community.

Will LXD Containers on Ubuntu Revolutionize Open Source Virtualization?
November 13, 2015

It was Nov. 5. See

San Francisco Considers Pioneering Open Source Voting Machine Software
October 27, 2015

Thanks. We stand duly corrected.

Ubuntu Linux-Based Open Source OS Runs 42 Percent of Dell PCs in China
September 23, 2015

A number of other sites corroborate this news.

The original source for the 42 percent figure is a Wall Street Journal blog:

StackIQ: Big Data and the Cloud Demand "Warehouse-Grade" Automation
February 23, 2015

Anonymous: You're right -- thanks for catching that. Post updated.

Linux Foundation Taps CloudFoundry as 'Go-To' Cloud PaaS
December 10, 2014

That was Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin's description.

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