TORONTO—Five years ago, on the 20th anniversary of Linux, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst delivered a keynote address at LinuxCon. Today, he returned to the LinuxCon stage here to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux, bringing a message not all that different from the one he shared in 2011.
“Investment banks don’t typically care about freedom; they don’t really even care that much about cost. They care about hav[ing] the best features and functionality”
Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, explains at LinuxCon how the open-source management style works. full story on eweek – By Sean Michael Kerner
The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform is available today. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta continues Red Hat’s drive to provide enterprises with a more secure, stable platform for innovation, whether it’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) deployments or Linux container-based applications. The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 includes enhancements and new features around performance, platform security, reliability and new types of enterprise technology deployments, including Linux container-based applications and IoT.
Visit the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team blog for details
Microsoft signed a deal with The Linux Foundation today to create the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Linux on Azure certification.
More than 25% of Microsoft’s Azure customers are running Linux. And the company recently signed deal with ‘arch rival’ Red Hat to bring RHEL to Azure, signaling a major shift in the industry. For Microsoft, this certification is another step towards embracing Linux on Azure.
The two organizations come together to bring the open source community closer to the Azure cloud.
Source: Linux Foundation and Microsoft offer new Azure certification program | ITworld
Developers have been “hammering” on Microsoft since the early 2000s when the LAMP stack took off. One of the reasons that LAMP flourished were complaints about performance and reliability of Internet Information Server (IIS) and the lack of API documentation for Windows 2000 and 2003. Microsoft has seen the same problem with Internet Explorer (IE) which led to Chrome, Firefox and Safari’s domination of the consumer market. If it weren’t for business applications tied (read “handcuffed”) to IE, Microsoft’s browser market share would be similar to the Windows Phone. On that note, in my opinion, open source for the Windows Phone is too late. It’s a moribund OS (unless Microsoft buys a product like Xamarin).
The goods news is “there’s a new sheriff in town” (I’m dating myself with a reference to character Reggie Hammond in 48 hours). There’s some interesting new developments and an interesting quote from the Azure CTO.
“It’s definitely possible,” Russinovich says. “It’s a new Microsoft.”
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