China is presently in a situation to completely eradicate Windows from the country. Though this is not immediately possible, the map to wipe-out the Windows operating system from every computer is planned over a period of a few years from now.
According to a report on SoftPedia, China has planned to move away from Microsoft Windows completely. Recently, China had announced the ban of Windows 8 in the country accusing Microsoft of spying the China government and businesses via the operating system.
China has made it mandatory to all organizations to switch from the Microsoft Windows operating system to a locally developed operating system based on Linux.
China believes that by the year 2020, they will successfully eradicate Windows and would have an already switched to a more powerful and secure operating system of their own.
It has advanced far beyond the primitive proof of concept demonstrated more than four years ago. Release 2 (beta), which arrived in late September, is a powerful desktop OS.
Qubes succeeds in seamless integrating security by isolation into the user experience. However, comparing Qubes to a typical Linux distro is akin to comparing the Linux OS to Unix.
So, XP is dead, “7” is dying, “8” is a zombie, and “10” is vapourware with nowhere to call home. M$ continues layoffs. POOF! It all falls down. In the meantime Google and the OEMs will crank out many millions of ChromeBooks. Canonical, Linpus, RedHat, Suse… and the OEMs will crank out many millions of GNU/Linux PCs. Several OEMs will crank out many millions of GNU/Linux thin clients. Android/Linux will reverberate with another billion or so units of small cheap computers(tablets, smartphones). This looks like good news to me.
As promised, the Tizen IVI team announced the release of the Tizen IVI 3.0-M3-Oct2014 Release for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI). The major changes are below:
Improved Modello UI experience
The OS is available in 32-bit and 64-bit backed by a Long Term Support Initiative Linux kernel.
The multi-user application framework has support for single/all-user app deployment scenarios.
Developing applications for Modello is easier than ever using the Tizen_IVI_SDK with support for vehicle webAPIs powered by Crosswalk.
The Ubuntu kernel team is pleased to announce that we will be
providing extended stable support for the Linux 3.16 kernel until
April 2016 as a third party effort maintained on our infrastructure.
The team will pick up stable maintenance where Greg KH left off with
v3.16.7 . Thank you, Greg.
In addition to the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" release, the Debian 8
"Jessie" release will also be based on this kernel . Since the
regular support for "Jessie" will go beyond April 2016, after this
date Ben Hutchings (or myself) will continue the Linux 3.16 kernel
Lumera Labs is aiming to Kickstarter an open source Linux camera attachment for one-click transfers to the cloud via WiFi, plus GPS tagging, HDR, and 3D.
We’ve seen a number of pricey, Internet-ready smart cameras, such as the $1,200, Android-based Samsung Galaxy NX, but what if you’re rather fond of your high-quality dumb camera, but wish it was instantly connected to the web? Montreal startup Lumera Labs aims to fill this need with an open source camera attachment called the Lumera that can “support and hold any kind of camera with any type of lens,” thereby providing one-click uploads to web services.
Container-loving Linux vendor CoreOS has made its on-premises Docker container registry software available as a standalone product.
Previously, CoreOS Enterprise Registry was only available as part of the company's Premium Managed Linux offering, which it describes as "OS as a service."
As of Thursday, it is now available for use with any Docker-enabled OS – and these days, what Linux distro hasn't gone gaga for Docker? Even Microsoft is getting into the act.