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The Most Popular Linux Stories of 2013 on Linux.com

The rise of the low-cost, single-board computer, a la Raspberry Pi, as well as the continued growth of Google's Linux-based Android mobile operating system are evident in this year's 10 most popular stories on Linux.com. 

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A Summer Spent on the Linux Kernel Virtual File System

Calvin Owens was one of 15 Google Summer of Code interns with The Linux Foundation, where he worked with Yongqiang Yang on efficient sparse file handling in the page cache of the Linux kernel Virtual File System (VFS). He developed a “sparse page deduplication” method to avoid backing sparse regions of files with physical pages full of zeros.

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The People Who Support Linux: Snowden Revelations Spur Engineer's Open Source Donation

Shocked and chastened by Edward Snowden's revelation this year of a vast NSA surveillance program, Antonius Kies resolved to better support free and open source software development. Thus Kies, a Linux desktop user and an engineer at Graz University of Technology in Austria, recently joined The Linux Foundation as an individual member.

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The Top 10 Best Linux Videos of 2013

The best Linux videos of 2013 that celebrate big milestones, seek to educate, or communicate a broader message about the values and mission of Linux and open source software.

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The People Who Support Linux: PhD Student Powers Big Data with Linux

Open source technologies are powering the current trend toward big data and Michiel Van Herwegen, a PhD student in analytical CRM (customer relationship management) at Ghent University in Belgium,  has a front row seat. 

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