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By becoming a member of the Linux Foundation you are helping the organization that employs Linus Torvalds. Your support of this Linux professional organization will go a long way in enhancing, promoting and protecting Linux for generations to come.

Members of the Linux Foundation support the neutral development, promotion, and protection of the platform with their membership fees.

Membership Could Pay for Itself 

At only $99.00, membership in this Linux professional organization could pay for itself if you attend the Linux Foundation LinuxCon Event; one of the Linux Foundation online or in-person training courses; or make regular purchases of O'Reilly products. Plus, you will receive a permanent email address that shows the world--and future employers--that you are a proud supporter and member of the Linux community.

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Your membership in the premier Linux professional organization will also connect you with the information, tools and events needed to advance your career and stay current with the platform. Here are all the benefits:

Foundation Benefits:

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  • A weekly "Briefing Book" with news, technical tips, and analysis to keep you ahead of the curve.
  • The ability to run for and vote for a Linux Foundation board seat and influence the direction of the foundation
  • Exclusive access to Member-only benefits at Linux Foundation events, when available

Discounts that pay for the cost of membership and then some:

  • Employee Purchase Pricing at Dell, HP, and Lenovo - Save up to 40% on Your Purchases of Hardware and Accessories
  • 20% Off of Linux Foundation LinuxCon Registration Fees. 
  • Up to 10% discount on registration fees for Linux Foundation Training - The Savings Could Pay For Membership With Just One Use
  • 35% of O'Reilly Books and E-Books
  • 35% of No Starch Press Publications
  • 50% off Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)

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Other Membership Options

Two additional levels of individual membership exist to give members more flexibility.

The Student Membership gives you all of the great benefits of the Individual Membership at a discounted rate. We require verification from students that shows their enrollment in a school, college, or university.

The Individual Membership + Lifetime Email level gives you the ability to secure your email address for a one-time $150 fee. The individual membership costs of $99 are renewable annually.




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  • doris korman Said:

    I'm personal user new to linux and ubuntu love to software and concept. but still trying figure it out.

  • zeroday1 Said:

    How many years have linux installations been plagued by the infamous “No Root File System is Defined” message, whenever a pc user attempts to install Linux or Ubuntu on a hard-drive alongside their Windows installation?! This has been going on way too long, for the makers of Linux and Ubuntu to not find a simpler way to facilitate this issue. We all know what the problem is yet, for those of us whom wish to use Linux on the same drive as their Windows OS, literally seem to have no choice but to format the entire drive in order to install Linux, because of some stupid glitch that prevents it recognizing the appropriate partition parameters. Of all my experiences with Linux, none of them have ever been with a hard-drive installation but instead only using the LiveCD versions—because I will not remove Windows, just so that I can install Linux on the one Hard drive I have—which is why I want to install Linux alongside Windows. The nagging but persistent problem is always the same, “No Root File System is Defined.” Even after I extended the system partition and changed the partition id of said system partition (which had over 100GB of unused space), to [ "Linux Native" ] from the drop-down menu of the partition program I was using, it still displayed the same error message above. I tried it with the [ Primary ] option in the Linux installation module, as well as an attempt with the [ Logical ] option——-both of these made no difference and yes, before any nit-picking techies get on my case about it——-I tried the above scenarios with following options: First Attempt- [ Use As: (Ext 4) and Mount Point: ( / ) ] Second Attempt- [ Use As: (EFI Boot Partition) ] ======================================================= This is what I got after I listed the partition info from the terminal: —————————————————————————————————————— mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on ‘/dev/sda’! The util fdisk doesn’t support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x02ebc2e4 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 505081855 252437504 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 505083904 625139711 60027904 83 Linux —————————————————————————————————————— When I visited the Ubuntu and Linux support pages which depict a working installation, what displays is a screen-shot of the Linux installation module, at the screen that actually gives the user a choice if they would like to install it with Windows. I was never given that option when I attempted to install Linux Mint 17 or Ubuntu 14.04.1. Both ISO’s provided me with the exact same setup scenario upon installation——-Either I could erase my only hard-drive (which includes my Win7 I want to keep) or (I could attempt to install manually using the partition options). That’s it! No option to install with Windows like it showed on the website. This is so disconcerting to me that after hours of attempting to install a Linux or Ubuntu platform, neither installation module will recognize the appropriate partition configurations to make a dual-boot (without removing Windows) work. Microsoft may definitely be number one at the top of my list of the most frustrating companies in the world, but after enduring this rigmarole to simply install the OS, Linux is definitely not far behind Microsoft when it comes to such improprieties. Heck, even Microsoft’s installation of Windows is far simpler than this. Linux may have intrigued me time and again, but the more I’ve delved into it’s world, all the more frustrated I became. Really——-how different from Microsoft is Linux, when it’s developers couldn’t even fully automate something as simple as a detect and auto-configuration feature to as to facilitate any type of installation a user might want?! After all these years——-and Linux still can’t fix this problem with partition allocation and configuration, except to again dump all this nonsense on the user to try to sort out?! It doesn’t matter if it’s free. It’s still marketed as and geared toward users whom want an alternative and even better experience than Windows (even if they still want to keep their Windows installation). Yet the current options available easily put average users in an enormous debacle just to get started with this so-called great Software. If its that great——–then why make it extremely difficult to setup?! Us average users in the Windows community already have enough Microsoft headaches to deal with all on their own. You promote a cleaner experience on a faster OS that’s easy to use but fall short of making it a complete package by putting together a very sloppy, at best, installation module, which undoubtedly leaves much to be desired——-to say the least. Please fix this problem with the boot-loader/partition/allocation/Root File System Definitions issue. This is an unnecessary road-block which is probably turning away a lot of users whom might otherwise benefit from using this software and whom might actually like it and want to contribute——-but heck!——-if it’s this much trouble just to try to get it installed onto the same drive as my primary OS——-then maybe that’s just one of the reasons why Windows will likely always be my “Primary” choice!

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