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Windows XP and the Changing Calculus of Technology Choice

One reason technology choices are so difficult is technology is always a work in progress; your one choice has lasting consequences since the technology rarely ever lives on its own, and most good technology is never done -- that is unless you’re Windows XP. As most of us know, Microsoft today is turning off support for Windows XP. That means that roughly 30 percent of all Windows users will cease to get security updates and other ongoing maintenance. Since hackers disproportionately target Windows products, this is a big deal.

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What I Saw on the CES Show Floor: Your Work on Display

CES is a beast: hundreds of announcements, overbooked hotels and crowded booths combine to make even the most frequent conference goer’s head spin. But it’s not the beast that’s of note. It’s the silent giant in those crowded booths that inspires my work for the year ahead. At CES, I get to see the very tangible results of the amazing work of thousands of Linux developers and users from around the world all in one place.

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Linux Drives Automotive Innovation into the New Year

With the addition just last week of the Google-led Open Automotive Alliance, nearly every automaker in the world is choosing Linux for technology integration and innovation in the car. This reminds me a lot of the early days of Linux in the enterprise or Linux in mobile. It starts small and accelerates at an exponential rate. It’s one of the unique attributes of Linux.

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2013: The Year of Linux on the...Everything

In the Linux community we love predicting that this is the year of Linux in cars, or in gaming, or yes, even the desktop.

But in fact, this was the year of Linux in everything. From smartphones, tablets,   consumer appliances and cars, to the open cloud and high-performance computers, to gaming platforms and more, Linux was, and is, literally everywhere. It’s the software that is running our lives.

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Open Source Tears Down Walled Gardens to Connect Internet of Everything

The numbers are staggering. Gartner predicts that the Internet of Everything or the Internet of Things -- autonomous communication between a wide range of everyday devices, objects and applications – will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020. McKinsey Global Institute pegs the potential economic impact at $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion by 2025. ABI Research says the number of wirelessly connected devices on the market, now 10 billion, will triple by the end of the decade.

Could anything stand in the way of such a juggernaut?

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