As companies transform into digital organizations, the role of the IT department is being redefined. If business units are taking a larger role in technology decisions and employees are using their own devices, where exactly does IT fit in?
The Year of Linux on the Desktop became a running joke about a decade ago in the tech community, but now it might finally happen, thanks to some help from an unlikely source: Microsoft.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports that at Build, Microsoft and Ubuntu will announce a partnership to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10, not just as a virtual machine but actually integrated into Windows 10's Linux subsystems. It's likely to be a fan for web developers used to the full Linux shell but who want to have access to everything .NET offers.
As Vaughan-Nichols reports: