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The mind behind Linux - Linus Torvalds TED Talk

Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. In a rare interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness the personality traits that prompted his unique philosophy of work, engineering and life. "I am not a visionary, I'm an engineer," Torvalds says. "I'm perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds ... but I'm looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that's right in front of me before I fall in."

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From Space Stations to Snapchat: Ubuntu Is Everywhere [Infographic]

Canonical shares some impressive stats in a new infographic (which you can see below). helps to offer further insight into just how widely used Ubuntu is.

One cloud instance of Ubuntu is launched every single second!
From space stations and Mars rovers, to robots and routers, by way of sites like this and computers like yours.

But tracking how many people, not to mention things, utilise Ubuntu is not easy, as Canonical freely admits:

“Users aren’t required to register their installation, devices are pre-loaded with the software and servers [are] powered by Ubuntu.”

But the stats they can glean show a colossal global footprint, with ‘hundreds of millions of  PCs, servers, devices, virtual machines, and containers’ making use of the open-source OS.

See http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/04/ubuntu-infographic

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You'll soon be able to run Ubuntu natively on Windows 10

According to sources at Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, and Microsoft, you'll soon be able to run Ubuntu on Windows 10.

This will be more than just running the Bash shell on Windows 10. After all, thanks to programs such as Cygwin or MSYS utilities, hardcore Unix users have long been able to run the popular Bash command line interface (CLI) on Windows.

With this new addition, Ubuntu users will be able to run Ubuntu simultaneously with Windows. This will not be in a virtual machine, but as an integrated part of Windows 10. Microsoft and Canonical will not, however, sources say, be integrating Linux per se into Windows. Instead, Ubuntu will primarily run on a foundation of native Windows libraries.

Canonical and Microsoft are doing this because Ubuntu on Windows' target audience is developers, not desktop users.

Call me skeptical but Linux has been bitten multiple times by Microsoft so let's just see how this pans out. Personally I still have no need to run Windows 10 at all, and apart from my wife's laptop, all our computers in the house including the media machine all have been running Linux Mint and KDE happily for years now.

See http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-and-canonical-partner-to-bring-ubuntu-to-windows-10/

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So true. 
"Communities, particularly at the start of your involvement in them, can be delicate and fragile things."

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Our intrepid intern, Mercedes de Guardiola, shared her #RSAC experience in this post. Thanks for all your help, Mercedes!

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Our CEO, Lou Shipley, will be presenting the company's business strategy, technology, and market positioning next week to 1,000 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and venture capitalists. Check it out next week!

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Do you talk about #opensource code hygiene? Some good stuff in this article - please share your comments & opinions. 
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