Don't-Miss Operating System Stories
But who will be the first to take the plunge?
Open source is a development model and not a support one that does bug fixing, according to Red Hat global CEO and president, Jim Whitehurst.
The newest version of the Linux distribution, which will be ready for downloading October 17, comes with a faster installer as well as an updated lightweight container technology that can clone new environments more quickly.
Mozilla Foundation is improving the performance of its Firefox OS software for smartphones, and devices running it will soon go on sale in more European and Latin American countries.
The latest dev build of Chrome transforms into a full-blown Chrome OS installation when you open it in Windows 8 Metro mode.
Android and Windows Phone: Two great tastes that taste great together? We'll know if an alleged scheme between Microsoft and HTC comes to fruition.
But don't buy one if you want to upgrade from Windows XP or Vista!
But that still doesn't mean Microsoft's new-look operating system is setting the world alight.
It was 30 years ago today -- Sept. 27, 1983 -- that the seeds were planted for both Linux and the open-source software movement.
Bill Gates claims that the three-key combination was a mistake, but it was one that all businesses should be thankful for.
Tizen is for tablets, smartphones and laptops, but the operating system could also be headed to printers, cameras and smart TVs.
A poll hints at how the enterprise arena is slipping away from Microsoft, while acceptance for Android is growing and iOS is the number one priority.