The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. At the start of this year, we began work on an even cheaper Raspberry Pi to help these people take the plunge.
The Linux Foundation today is announcing a new Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project, though it’s important to first understand and realize that efforts to develop Real-Time Linux have been ongoing for over a decade.
Back in October of 2004, MontaVista Linux (now owned by Cavium) launched its Real-Time Linux effort, which saw multiple kernel developments land Real-Time Linux Kernelin 2005. In 2006, Wind River (now owned by Intel) joined the Real-Time Linux market, pushing it forward.
ntil 2006, Real-Time Linux had been a separate area of development from the mainline Linux kernel, but that changed with the Linux 2.6.22 kernel, which was the first to include Real-Time. Various improvements have been incorporated and integrated in multiple kernels since as Real-Time has evolved.
Late last week, hell had apparently frozen over with the news that Microsoft had developed a Linux distribution of its own. The work was done as part of the company’s Azure cloud platform, which uses Linux-based network switches as part of its software-defined networking infrastructure.
The Linux Foundation on Monday announced the formation of the Open Mainframe Project to advance the development of Linux on the mainframe among academia, government and corporate partners. The foundation announced the software consortium at the LinuxCon / CloudOpen / ContainerCon gathering in Seattle.
Jason Calacanis declared in a blog post that Apple will buy Tesla Motors in approximately 18 months for the whopping sum of $75 billion. Calacanis is not a shareholder in either company, nor does he have any inside information, but he gave 19 reasons why Cupertino will buy Elon Musk’s electric car company. Here are a few that stuck out.