If you look at the above picture, you really need to come to grips, that there is not, and will never be, a global take-over of the smartphone space by Apple's iPhone. It has a VERY steady slice of the market. A healthy, profitable and loyal slice, but it is not growing nor is it shrinking. Apple finds one in seven smartphone owners eager to own their devices, and six in seven smartphone buyers will not buy an iPhone, either they don't want it, or can't afford it. Deal with this reality. 15%. That is not the world
Linux Mint 18.1 Slated to Launch Later This Year, Will Be Codenamed “Serena”
Just a few minutes ago, Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre announced the codename of the next Linux Mint release, versioned 18.1, along with a bit of information regarding its release date and upgrade possibility from previous versions.
Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" Now Tracks Linux Kernel 4.9, Could Ship Kernel 4.10
On October 27, 2016, Joseph Salisbury from the Ubuntu Kernel Team has published yet another newsletter to keep Ubuntu Linux users in the loop with what Canonical is planning for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 operating system.
APIStrat Boston to highlight link between APIs and open source projects
This year's API Strategy and Practice (known as APIStrat)—to be held in Boston on November 2-4—has a strong open source component running throughout the event, and with little wonder. Successful API strategies more often than not either contribute new open source projects, or draw on the rich source of tools already built by the open source community.
The API mindset has always lent itself to an open source ethos. APIs are all about opening up internal assets, data, and systems in order to connect and collaborate with a wider ecosystem of partners and end users. Amongst leadership businesses that have a strong API strategy, seeing so many contribute and use open source projects is not surprising, and this is reflected throughout this year's APIStrat program. After all, two of the key specifications formats that are used across the industry to describe APIs—the Open API Initiative and RAML—are both open source projects. Projects like Mashape's Kong and Tyk's API Gateway are both open source and gaining greater recognition and uptake.