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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft Teams will become the first Microsoft Office app available on the Linux open source operating system

Microsoft's embrace of Linux is paying off once again with the debut of Teams, its collaboration app.
It's possible to measure the distance between two or more points on Google Earth.

How to measure the distance between multiple points on Google Earth, with the free Google Earth Pro software

It's possible to measure the distance on Google Earth between two or more points. Here's how to do it.
A North Korean student using a computer at Kim Il Sung University.

Computers in North Korea run on look-alike Mac software called ‘Red Star 3.0’ — here’s what it’s like to use

What it's like to use "Red Star 3," North Korea's little-known computer software that looks a lot like earlier versions of Apple's MacOS software.
Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, and Aparna Sinha, Google's director of product management for Kubernetes and Anthos

5 years ago, Google gave away a cloud-computing project. Now people love it so much they’re celebrating its anniversary in Spain.

Five years ago, Google engineers open sourced Kubernetes, and 8,500 people at KubeCon celebrated. Google and the Linux Foundation reflect on its legacy.
Linus Torvalds

One of the world’s most important programmers, Linus Torvalds, says Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are ‘a disease’

Linus Torvalds' criticism of social media is strong condemnation from a guy who's famous for his own "not polite" behavior on public email lists.

Red Hat jumps, IBM shares dip on cloud mega-merger

In buying Red Hat, IBM will have assembled a cloud that includes physical servers, its own operating system and applications like human resources software.
Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, poses with a penguin — the mascot of Linux.

One of the world’s most important programmers says he’s taking time off so he can learn how to not be such a jerk

Linus Torvalds, the creator of the mega-popular Linux operating system, is taking time away to learn how to be more empathetic.
Microsoft President Brad Smith

For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux

"After 43 years, this is the first day that we are announcing — and will be distributing — a custom Linux kernel," said Brad Smith, Microsoft's president.
Linus Torvalds

The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel

"I think somebody inside of Intel needs to ... actually admit that they have issues instead of writing PR blurbs," Linus Torvalds wrote.

Windows PCs could get a big performance slowdown because of a flaw in Intel chips

It's estimated that some PCs with Intel's affected processors will see a 30% performance hit when Microsoft's software patch is installed.