ITWorld.com has a great article that discusses how different development is in today's world as compared to say 10 years ago. They focus on the fact that Linux is at the core of so many devices these days how can you know what hardware platform your app will need to run on? The article asks lots of interesting quesitons and has some ideas of where we are going. Where do you think we are headed? Is having so many different ways to use linux, i.e. Phones, Laptops, tablets, making it harder or easier to program?
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The folks over at TechNewsWorld.com did a nice job breaking down a recent series of debates about Linux and how good it is. We should all be looking to promote our little underdog and celebrate it's dominance in the Server and Embedded arena's.
For everyone in the US this past weekend has been a time of Thanksgiving, and shopping. With that has brought a slew of stories about what people are thankful for in the world of Open Source.(If you want to know our list listen to the podcast :) ) Here is one we tended to agree with over at linuxinsider.com. Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think we should all be thankful for in the world of Linux and Open Source.
I am extremely disappointed in the loevel of reporting Forrester is lowering itself to. One of the bloggers over there is now calling Linux dead. That's right he was dumb enough to say that the most popular open source project in the world is dead, or at least dieing. The really dangerous thing about this is that the headline doesn't really match the content. He takes such a crazy stance on what makes an OS. Then there is the issue that unlike the other issues we have been reporting about reaching out to Geeks, Forrester reaches and tries to target people who aren't technical like Managers and C level execs. So now Linux support people get to spend more hours explaining why it's so awesome and of course isn't dieing.
With the Windows 8 announcement there has been a lot of concern about comments made that Microsoft would require manufactures who want the "Optimized for Windows 8" sticker to use UEFI and key it to the MS installed OS. So what would that mean? Well the concern is that it would mean you couldn't install Linux. It would also mean that you wouldn't be able to boot from any third party CD. So no one, except maybe MS, would be able to create a bootable disk for repair, Antivirus, and disk partitioner will be able to create their disks or tools. The there is the whole Monopoly issues. Also the fact that MS has been spending all kinds of time and money to try and get the Open Source world off it's back and this would just destroy all of that work. Then there is the whole issue with people who won't ever really install Linux but not buy the hardware just because they know they can't. A Bios switch is a great way to have this particular piece of tech and use it. After all Microsoft really does have a positive reason for wanting this done for antivirus protection.