Tuesday, October 06, 2015
What's Next 10/6/2015 Geeky Edition
What's Next: A quick look into future technology news
Open Source Kernel Development:
The Linux kernel development community is repeatedly reported to be a source of grief for anyone attempting to penetrate their ranks. Vitriol and insults and questions of the validity of your lineage seem to be the norm. This doesn't make everyone incredibly happy..
So we have a new fork of Linux, and that new guy is in charge or something. Just happened today, maybe it becomes something, maybe it doesn't, at least that guy can sleep easier.
The Quantum Computer are finally on the way:
A team from University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have demonstrated a two qubit quantum logic gate, built in silicon! They are working on patents and partnerships now.
Linux File Systems:
This is a little better than a rumor. But Mark Shuttleworth today responded to a request to include ZFS in ubuntu by saying that it was upcoming.
ZFS is a robust and powerful filesystem with all the features for RAID and distributed drives. It would be great to get it into Ubuntu. Good luck Mark.
Sophisticated Programming Languages:
Larry Wall has unveiled Perl 6, after over 10years of anticipation.
It's quite the change, one day I will learn this language, yes one day.