Push to develop open source software

On December 11, Linux released a major update of its operating system (OS), which is supposed to make it easier to get Linux based OSs running on tablet PCs and smartphones.

Around two percent of smartphones use Linux, a figure that is comparable to 2.6 percent for Windows, according to figures from market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). And Samsung accounts for 80 percent of all Linux-powered smartphones, using Bada.

Several computer devices and applications today owe their developments to Linux – a free software platform. And that includes the likes of Google, Android devices and apps, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Wikipedia.