Linus Torvalds Interview: Linux’s future, Open Source and Raspberry Pi

This year's Millennium Technology Prize, the "Nobel" of the technology world, has for the first time been shared between the two nominees. Stem-cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka and Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, will each receive €600,000. Linux underlies Google, Facebook and Amazon, but unlike commercial rivals Windows and Mac OS, Linux is open-source, free, and anyone can improve it. Jacob Aron, of our sister site New Scientist, talked to Torvalds in advance of the prize announcement.

Wind River offers Qt Commercial on VxWorks


Thanks to Steve Bush, our Technology Eduitor, for flagging this amazing graphic. Ever wondered what a document of Linux distros would look like, in graphical form? Wind River has collaborated with developer of Qt for desktop and embedded development Digia to offer platform support for the Qt Commercial development framework on Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).