THE INQUIRER descended on Berlin last week for LinuxCon, which this year coincided with the release of Linux 4.8 and the 25th anniversary of the open source operating system.
To celebrate the milestone, INQ quizzed some of the biggest names in Linux - Linus Torvalds (obvs), Red Hat's Tim Burke and Suse engineer Ralf Flaxa - about where the operating system has been, where it is and where it's going.
Google also got a fair bit of attention last week after unveiling the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones (above). Touted as the first devices "made by Google", the duo of smartphones feature Android 7.0 Nougat, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, USB-C support and, according to Google at least, the best smartphone camera on the market.
We've rounded up the top 10 stories from last week below. µ
Torvalds finds a bug in stable Linux Kernel 4.8 and goes apeshit
Linux creator reminds people he doesn't take kindly to errant contributors
Microsoft releases patch for Windows 10 Anniversary Update installation borkage
Firm fixes fault that put Windows machines into never-ending boot-loop
Some iPhones are shipping with other people's Apple IDs onboard
iPhone users are at sixes and sevens over 6 and 7 activation problems
Google Pixel and Pixel XL official with Siri-rivalling Assistant baked in
Nougat handsets have Snapdragon 821 power and USB-C
Samsung to build Snapdragon 830 chips in time for Galaxy S8 launch
Next-gen Qualcomm processor will be built on 10nm manufacturing process
Now the freebies are over, Windows 7 rebounds and Windows 10 uptake declines
Sadly, we can only conclude that the campaign of nagging was working
AMD outs HP desktop systems powered by 7th-gen Pro APU chips
Bristol Ridge-powered PCs take aim at biz market
Kaby Lake and VR to push PC market to growth in 2017
But after it declines by another eight per cent this year
Spanish boy confuses AdSense and AdWords and bill-arity ensues
Linux Kernel 4.8 arrives with support for the Raspberry Pi 3 and Surface 3
And our favourite angry army kitty gets some dodgy advice on speaking German
Crapsicab firm says bug 'isn't particularly severe'
4.15 follows shortly
Lithium-metal batteries are lighter and hold more juice
Loved up... but weighed down with debt