LinuxCon Highlights: From Linus Torvalds to Microsoft

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2015-08-21

SEATTLE—This year's LinuxCon North America event highlighted the latest in Linux and open-source technologies, and showcased both the expected and unexpected. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the appearance of Microsoft as both a sponsor and exhibitor at the event. For most of Linux's existence, Microsoft has been a vocal opponent of Linux and open source, but apparently, that's now changing. No LinuxCon conference would ever truly be complete without an appearance by Linux creator Linus Torvalds, who this year took part in a keynote question-and-answer session with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. Torvalds talked about security and Linux's future. Among the products on display at the conference was a new IBM Linux-only mainframe called the LinuxONE. This year's LinuxCon conference also included the co-located ContainerCon event, which brought speakers from Docker, Oracle and Amazon to the keynote stage to discuss the latest innovations in container technology. Here we take a look at some of the highlights from the LinuxCon conference.


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