SUSE has reaffirmed its support for the Btrfs file system (based on the copy-on-write principle), of which it’s the biggest contributor, with it remaining the default filesystem for SUSE Linux Enterprise. As a blog post ( www.suse.com/communities/
blog/butter-bei-die-fische) written by Matthias Eckermann, director product management of SUSE Linux Enterprise, explains, SUSE’s investment in Btrfs has produced a number of features and innovations that are now essential to the distro – and of course, moving to a new filesystem for enterprise users would be a huge undertaking. Google has announced the launch of Chrome Enterprise, a version of Chrome OS designed for enterprise users. With Chromebooks becoming so popular among business and academic users, we feel this is a smart move. Chrome Enterprise, which costs $50 a year per device, comes with a range of extra features, including an enterprise app store, advanced security controls, 24/7 support and integration with cloud management tools. For more information, check out the blog post at www.blog.google/topics/ connected-workspaces/ introducing-chrome-enterprise.
Imagine if Linus Torvalds had been headhunted by Apple and stopped working on Linux. In that alternate reality you’d be probably holding a copy of MacFormat in your hands right now, but according to an interview with Wired, Linus was offered a job at Apple by Steve Jobs in 2000, to work on the Unix-based kernel of Mac OS. While it would have meant working for a bigger (at the time) user base, and probably resulted in a significantly larger monthly pay cheque, it would have also meant that Linus could no longer work on Linux, so he declined. We think he definitely made the right move!
Devices such as the Asus Chromebook Flip are popular with businesses, which is why Chrome Enterprise is so welcome.