Red Hat CEO lauds open source’s progress
For years, Red Hat executives fielded questions about its open source software from prospective customers: “Is open source safe? Is it secure? Is it reliable?”
But such inquiries have faded as open source software has gained momentum, CEO Jim Whitehurst wrote in a recent blog posted on the website of the Raleigh-based company. Red Hat is the leading open source software company.
“Today, it is almost impossible to name a major player in IT that has not embraced open source,” Whitehurst wrote. “Only a few short years ago, many would have argued we would never see that day.”
More than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are Red Hat customers today.
“Open source was initially adopted for low cost and lack of vendor lock-in, but customers have found that it also results in better innovation and more flexibility,” Whitehurst stated. “Now it is pervasive, and it is challenging proprietary incumbents across technology categories. It is not only mainstream, open source is truly leading innovation in areas like cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things, and beyond.”
The magic behind Ubuntu
Ubuntu, the latest LTS version 14.04 operating system (OS), is definitely worth trying. My statement is backed by the fact that Ubuntu won the operating system of the year award from W3tech not only once but three times consecutively, followed by admiration from major players in the market and an inclusion of major organisations such as Lenovo, Dell, HP, IBM, and Asus etcetera.
Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android
Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path.
But after years of development and a handful of Tizen-powered smartwatches and cameras, the only product confirmed for a 2015 launch so far is a TV set.
Nokia C1 Smartphone With Android 5.0 Lollipop in the Works: Report
After launching its first Android tablet in November, the Nokia N1, the Finnish firm is now rumoured to be working on an Android 5.0 Lollipop-based smartphone called Nokia C1. If the rumour is true and smartphone is released as the Nokia C1, the firm would be breaching the Microsoft acquisition agreement.
More Android 5.0:
Last week, Google released an Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for the Nexus 7 2012. The update does not appear to be rolling out OTA just yet but that should change in the future. While many users will likely want to rush into downloading the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update, we want to take a look at some reasons why Nexus owners might want to think about skipping Google’s brand new Android 5.0.2 update on the day it arrives.
The two-year-old Galaxy Note 2 has surprisingly been included in the list of devices that are slated to get the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update, according to Samsung’s official website in Finland. A section of the website shows a table, providing details about a number of handsets and tablets that are scheduled to get the latest update.