Linux Representing at CES
Linux at CES tops our news coverage for today. In other news OpenSource.com says installing Linux from Scratch can help users learn "the building blocks" of Linux and Softpedia.com says users "are going crazy" for circle icons. Elsewhere Jack Germain spoke to The Document Foundation and Open Source Business Alliance about reaching the goal of universal open document standards.
Linux was present today the start of the Consumer Electronics Show. Softpedia.com is reporting that attendees have seen Ubuntu being used. Perhaps the most notable was the CEO of NVIDIA using Ubuntu to power his CES presentation. Softpedia.com said, "It's hard to get better endorsement for an operating system when the CEO of one of the biggest hardware companies on this planet is using your system in the most important expo of the year."
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is covering CES as well and said today that Linux is not only dominating super and mobile computing, but it is also tops in home entertainment. He said this year's CES is all about the TV and the new ones are going 4K - and Linux. "What the vendors also aren't telling you, until you look into the fine print, is that behind all the display magic is one version or another of Linux." Also from Vaughan-Nichols is the news that Dell will again offer Ubuntu on its latest high end and business laptops.
And finally from CES is the news that Microchip Technology Inc. "has joined the Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux to develop software for the connected car." According to the brief post the announcement was made today the first day of CES. Speaking of the Linux Foundation, it today announced three other new members: "IIX Inc., Micron Technology, Inc., and Planisys." CES 2015 is running from January 6 through January 9.
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* Richard Koh: Open source has many doors but no locks