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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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Focus on Fedora 20 Features: ARM

It's been a long time coming, but the Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" release brings ARM to equal status in Fedora with x86 and x86_64 releases. The Fedora 20 release, out just more than a month after the 10th anniversary of the first Fedora release, now boasts ARM as a primary architecture.

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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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Win Free Linux Loot: Who Said This?

The Linux Foundation today is premiering its end-of-year video, Linux 2013: Changing the World One Line of Code at a Time.

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