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01.15.14

Links: Rise of GNU/Linux in the News

Posted in GNU/Linux, News Roundup at 10:49 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Recent news headlines (with excepts) that show the growth of GNU/Linux in the market

  • Who’s afraid of Linux, anyway?

    Whether it is a tech-savvy hero saving us from terrorist attacks by hacking into computer networks; or a skinny, bespectacled software programmer punching the night away on the keyboard, coding up the next big social network… well, chance are you will be shown arcane lines of code scrolling on the computer screen. Lot of cryptic commands, symbols and jargon that makes no sense to anyone but the protagonist. Luckily, for us mere mortals, such melodrama usually ends with big flashing text that say stuff like “Access Granted” or “Nuclear Launch Aborted” or “Virus Contained” or “Kejriwal for PM”.

  • Bitcoin is the Linux of payments. And its killer apps will be for US dollars

    I was scanning the news the other day, and someone on Hacker News mentioned that half the items above the fold on StreetEYE were about Bitcoin. And I said to myself, I haven’t seen the neckbeards this excited since the early days of Linux.

  • Five best Linux applications for enterprises

    Linux has been a part of the enterprise back end for a long time and is becoming more prevalent in the office-side of businesses, from small businesses to major enterprises. So, what are the best Linux applications for IT managers and business owners to use in the enterprise? These five apps will expand the business’s IT infrastructure and functionality while reducing the overall cost of maintaining an efficient, reliable business.

  • Linux powers AR-15 rifle targeting system
  • Discussing a Linux powered AR-15 and how Ars doesn’t serve “normals”
  • Linux Top 3: Quirky, Steam and Arch Update for 2014
  • PC retail rut

    LINUX has bloomed over the last few years into a modern, stable, secure and user-friendly operating system that can go head-to-head with any of its commercial counterparts, but you wouldn’t know it from a visit to a typical PC retailer in the Philippines.

  • Summary of 2013 and New Year’s list

    Another interesting fact is that now I can buy laptops with Linux preinstalled here. Well, they only do Ubuntu, but it’s refreshing… The world is changing.

  • To Windows and Back Again.

    I did miss the terminal console and many other Linux features while in Windows 8.1. It was a quick trip to Windows land and back, but I am glad I am back.

  • 8 Hot IT Jobs For 2014

    4. Linux pros.

  • January 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Security
  • eWEEK at 30: Linux Makes Open Source a Software Industry Force
  • Lumpis Linux: A Windows User’s Dream if I Ever Did See One

    I winked at Nick. We crawled out from behind the desk and he sat at the computer to turn it on. His dad stood right beside him, making sure “Lumpis” wasn’t anywhere in the vicinity. Taking a cue from Nick, I had grabbed a ZorinOS machine that was ready to go. With a bit of cosmetic magic and the renaming of a few shortcuts, anybody would be hard pressed to tell it was Linux…at first glance anyway.

  • Why Teach Linux?

    I received an email from a student working on a case study, looking for reasons why a University should put Linux on its desktop PCs.

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