Microsoft builds own Linux kernel
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:01

Microsoft builds own Linux kernel


To run secure IoT – not bad for what it used to call "cancer"

Software king of the world Microsoft has knocked up its own version of the Linux kernal to run a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices.

Linux driver reveals Vega 20
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:33

Linux driver reveals Vega 20


That is the Vega 7nm

Many of our colleagues were excited to see the confirmation of the existence of the chip called Vega 20. This is what AMD introduced back in January as the Vega 7nm, and it is a compute chip.  

GNU developer abandons action against Geniatech
Published in News


GNU troll back down is a victory for open sauce

Former Linux developer Patrick McHardy dropped his Gnu General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) violation case against Geniatech in a German court this week.

Barcelona becomes the poster child for Linux
Published in News


Taking Munich’s crown

The City of Barcelona is migrating its computer systems away from Windows making it the poster child for Open Source rather than Munich which is frantically trying to migrate back.

Intel stuff-up forces redesign of Windows and Linux
Published in Processors


Processors to take a 5-30 percent performance hit while AMD is laughing

It seems that Intel has forced Windows and Linux developers to come up with a software patch to cover a design flaw in its processors.

Linux still rules supercomputing
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:35

Linux still rules supercomputing


It is running on to 500 machines

Looking at the November 2017 TOP500 Supercomputer list one thing is particularly clear – the open saucy Linux is king.

Munich has putsch against Linux
Published in News
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:51

Munich has putsch against Linux


Bring back Windows 10

Once the open sauce poster-boy Munich city council's administrative and personnel committee has decided to purge Linux from its desk-top and invite Windows 10 to return by 2020.

Linux desktop has not jumped in popularity
Published in News
Monday, 06 November 2017 12:21

Linux desktop has not jumped in popularity


Rumours of its popularity greatly exaggerated

Linux fanboys were dancing in the streets when NetMarketShare's desktop operating system analysis, which showed Linux leaping from 2.5 percent in July, to almost five percent in September.

Linux Mint team kills the KDE edition
Published in News
Friday, 27 October 2017 12:34

Linux Mint team kills the KDE edition


Not sure why it was there in the first place

The Linux Mint team has finally decided to pull the plug on the the KDE Edition.

Shuttleworth explains killing off Unity
Published in News
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:45

Shuttleworth explains killing off Unity


IPO in the works

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has been telling the world+dog why he killed off Unity and it is all about getting busy, ready for an IPO.