Should the Linux operating system be called "Linux" or "GNU/Linux"? Never dare to say Linux without GNU when you are close to Richard.
Updates are easily the biggest problem facing the Android ecosystem, and Google is working hard to fix that. Project Treble has proven that it’s capable of making updates easier, and now Google is stepping up requirements for OEMs when it comes to security patches.
Microsoft has built its own custom Linux kernel to power "Azure Sphere," a newly launched technology that aims to better secure billions of "Internet of things" devices by combining the custom Linux kernel with new chip design, and its cloud security service.
For many years, Windows Notepad only supported text documents containing Windows End of Line (EOL) characters - Carriage Return (CR) & Line Feed (LF). This means that Notepad was unable to correctly display the contents of text files created in Unix, Linux and macOS.
Dave Chinner looked into how the Kernel’s maintainer structure can be measured. One very interesting approach is looking at the pull request flows. Note that in the linux kernel process, pull requests are only used to submit development from entire subsystems, not individual contributions. What he is trying to work out here isn’t so much the overall patch flow, but focusing on how maintainers work, and how that’s different in different subsystems.