Linux Luminaries Paint a Bright Future at LinuxCon

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2013-09-20

"Linux is awesome." That was just one of the compelling observations that were made during the annual LinuxCon North America event, which ran from Sept. 16 to 18 in New Orleans. LinuxCon North America is one the biggest events in any given year in the Linux world, attracting vendors big and small as well as developers to talk about and showcase the latest and greatest in Linux. Developers are a key focus for LinuxCon, and many of the sessions were about new developments and efforts to push the frontiers of open-source technology forward. The "awesome" observation was made by Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, during his State of the Linux keynote—a key feature of every LinuxCon. Part of that awesomeness is yet to come, as video game industry luminary Gabe Newell, co-founder of gaming giant Valve, told the LinuxCon audience that Linux is the future of gaming. There is also big money backing Linux, with an announcement during the event from IBM that it is committing $1 billion to Linux development efforts on the IBM Power architecture. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the sessions and events that defined the LinuxCon North America 2013 conference.


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