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Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, warned developers not to use an Oracle-owned file system because of the company’s ‘litigious nature’

Linus Torvalds, the developer who created the widely-used open source operating system Linux, warned users not to use the ZFS file system, Phoronix’s Michael Larabel first reported. ZFS was built by Sun Microsystems, which has since been acquired by Oracle. Torvalds said he does not feel “safe” adding ZFS code […]
Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, warned developers not to use an Oracle-owned file system because of the company’s ‘litigious nature’
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For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux

Microsoft on Monday announced Azure Sphere, a new technology designed to protect the processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets. Azure Sphere is powered in large part by Linux, a free operating system that Microsoft once viewed as a major threat. It’s the first time that Microsoft […]
For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux
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The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel

Techies are going crazy after “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” two new methods for stealing passwords, were revealed by Google on Wednesday. The flaws affect nearly every Intel processor. This makes Linus Torvalds, the inventor of Linux, furious at the chip giant. Torvalds asks: “Is Intel basically saying ‘we are committed to […]
The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel