Whitehurst Interview, Linus Reflections, and OpenMandriva Screenshots

by Ostatic Staff - May. 05, 2014

Today in Linux news, The Business Journals has a new interview with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. Alex Handy looks back at the contributions made by Linus Torvalds and explains why Torvalds is his "security blankey." In other news, Softpedia has some screenshots of newly released OpenMandriva Lx 2014 and is also reporting that the newest Unreal Tournament may be released for Linux.

In an interview today, The Business Journals asks Jim Whitehurst about his decision to seek a career in technology. Whitehurst says he's always been interested in technology and, in fact, his very first job was as a programmer. Although as a child, Whitehurst dreamed of being pro football player and if not for Red Hat he'd probably be a college professor.

Andy Hardy at SD Times today published a piece about Linus Torvalds saying, "While my blankey is now in a trunk at my parents' house, I still have a security blanket: Linus Torvalds. As long as Linus is there, working on the Linux kernel, I know I'm safe, warm and comfortable." He also says, "Without Linus at the top, Linux would be a mess. The community as a whole could never have survived this long without a ruthless, iron-fisted and brilliant leader at the helm. And Linus is that leader."

OpenMandriva Lx 2014 was released last week and Softpedia today posted a few screenshots. They didn't really offer too much new information on it, but did say that this release offers "proof that KDE can be interesting."

Softpedia (and others) are reporting that the newest Unreal Tournament in preproduction just might get a Linux version. Some cryptic tweets got tongues wagging coupled with Epic's recent announcement that developers can use the newest released Unreal Engine to develop for SteamOS and Linux. So, cross your fingers, but don't hold your breath.

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