LinuxCon Showcases Advances in Linux, Open Source

LinuxCon Showcases Advances in Linux, Open Source
Chicago Hosts LinuxCon
Linus Torvalds Still Wants the Desktop
What Jim Zemlin Does at the Linux Foundation
Solomon Hykes Explains Docker
The World's First 3D Printed Car
Why Education Should Be Open
Linux Whiteboard Enables Collaboration
IBM Mainframe Makes an Appearance
More Power to Linux
Avengers Assemble at LinuxCon
OpenStack Networking Gets Full IPv6 Support
New Open-Source Professional Takes the Stage
LinuxCon Throws a Bash
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LinuxCon Showcases Advances in Linux, Open Source

By Sean Michael Kerner

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Chicago Hosts LinuxCon

LinuxCon North America was hosted in Chicago for the first time. The 2013 event was held in New Orleans.

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Linus Torvalds Still Wants the Desktop

Linux creator Linus Torvalds told a supportive LinuxCon audience that he's still interested in winning the desktop space.

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What Jim Zemlin Does at the Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin explained what his foundation does for Linux. Fundamentally, the role of the foundation is to keep the halls clean so Linux developers can get their work done.

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Solomon Hykes Explains Docker

Docker founder Solomon Hykes detailed what the open-source Docker container technology is all about. A key part of the Docker platform is container isolation for security.

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The World's First 3D Printed Car

Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers showed a picture of what his company's 3D printed car concept will look like. The car concept was chosen from a contest the company ran with its community.

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Why Education Should Be Open

Anant Agarwal, CEO of online education platform edX, explained to LinuxCon attendees why and how his company has embraced the open-source model. One of edX's most popular classes is an introduction to Linux course from the Linux Foundation, which has more than 250,000 students.

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Linux Whiteboard Enables Collaboration

In addition to numerous sessions, a simple whiteboard at the LinuxCon conference was used to help attendees collaborate.

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IBM Mainframe Makes an Appearance

While x86 remains a primary platform for Linux deployments, IBM reminded LinuxCon attendees that its mainframes support Linux.

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More Power to Linux

Doug Balog, general manager for IBM's Power Systems division, made the case to LinuxCon attendees that the Power architecture is a viable alternative to x86.

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Avengers Assemble at LinuxCon

There was a costume contest at the LinuxCon 2014 event. Red Hat staffers Ruth Suehle and Tom Callaway got into full character during the event.

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OpenStack Networking Gets Full IPv6 Support

Mark McClain (left) of Yahoo and Kyle Mestery (right) of Cisco detailed what's coming in the next major release of the OpenStack platform for networking professionals. Among the big items is full IPv6 support.

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New Open-Source Professional Takes the Stage

In a keynote presentation, Eileen Evans, vice president and deputy general counsel for cloud and open source at Hewlett-Packard, detailed her views on what it takes to be an open-source professional.

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LinuxCon Throws a Bash

No LinuxCon event would be complete without a big party. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago was the venue for the 2014 party.

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