A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
The growth of OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, over the last year indicates that it is likely to take off this year, according to a member of the board, Tristan Goode.
SUSE Linux has no plans to enter the mobile or tablet markets, but instead will concentrate on other areas which are part of the integrated Linux market, the president and general manager of the company, Nils Brauckmann, told iTWire yesterday.
A push by Red Hat kernel developer David Howells and ex-Red Hat developer Matthew Garrett to get code supporting secure boot merged into the mainline kernel to meet some of Microsoft's requirements has led to a sharp rebuke from Linux creator Linus Torvalds.