Monthly Archives: August 2016

Aug 31

Starting with Linux in the early days

By Lotte Nielsen

Linus Torvalds created Linux, but many others, both developers and executives, helped make it the world’s most successful operating system. Here’s how they became involved with Linux. In 1991, I was already an experienced Unix sysadmin and writer. I’m sure I saw Linus Torvalds’s famous Usenet message: „I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a […]

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Aug 30

Converseen 0.9.5 porting to Qt5 is here

By Lotte Nielsen

During the last weeks I worked on the Qt5 porting of my open source project Converseen, a cross-platform batch conversion and image processor tool, thanks to the help of rezso, an user from GitHub who sent me some patches with a lot of useful changes that enabled the project to be compiled with Qt5. In […]

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Aug 29

Linus on Linux’s 25th birthday

By Lotte Nielsen

Linus Torvalds describes Linux’s secret origins. It’s been twenty-five years since Linux began. Today, we’re living in a world where Microsoft has embraced Linux and everything — and I mean everything — depends on Linux. It didn’t start that way. It began as a small project without any great ambitions. In a series of interviews, […]

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Aug 25

Why We Should All Digest Our Data

By Lotte Nielsen

The shift from reading news in print to reading news online has dramatically increased the data available about our products. With print, user engagement is opaque — if you recycle your Sunday paper without reading it, we’ll never know. With digital products, it’s increasingly easy to collect data on how users interact with online articles, […]

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Aug 24

The marriage of Microsoft and Linux

By Lotte Nielsen

Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came to LinuxCon preaching enable, integrate, release, and contribute instead of embrace, extend, and extinguish. This is not your dad’s Microsoft. At LinuxCon, Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came not merely to make peace with Linux, but to join forces […]

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Aug 23

Linux rules the world. Where to next?

By Lotte Nielsen

On the back of some significant improvements in the last year and a half, Linux is now the model for software development. At LinuxCon, Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation’s executive director, said „Linux has gone far beyond what anyone could have expected“ and that it’s been the „most successful software project in history.“ He’s right. […]

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