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The People Who Support Linux: You

If you talk to the Fortune 500 companies, they will tell you Linux is running everything. The operating system has become so dominant over the last decade that it's become the fabric of computing across geographies, markets and industries. It has done this with the support of people like you. Every person in the community is responsibile for this success. Linux is built collaboratively by more than 8,000 developers from more than 800 companies. But so many more people contribute to Linux in a variety of ways, from sharing the latest story on Linux.com to making a video about how to use basic Linux commands or participating in the local Linux User Group, to name only a few examples.

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New Linux Training Courses Address OpenStack, Enterprise Automation Needs

It's graduation season and every day there are articles about the shortage of computer scientists. This includes a shortage of entry-level engineers, but also experienced SysAdmins, IT Architects and DevOps professionals in the enterprise IT market, especially as the market is undergoing a shift to cloud and highly automated IT environments.

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Share Your Expertise: Calling First-Time Speakers to Contribute at LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America

The Linux Foundation produces more than 15 events a year. They range from the Linux Kernel Summit to CloudOpen to Automotive and Embedded Linux Conferences. If you have attended our events over the last few years you would likely have run into many luminaries from the world of Linux, open source and open cloud. We are fortunate to work every day with experts from the developer communities and with many of the largest open source projects and companies in the world. It’s a great talent pool to choose from.

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Linux Scholarships Aim to Increase Access to In-Depth Linux Education: Apply Now

Ninety-three percent of employers plan to hire a Linux pro in the next six months. Ninety percent of hiring managers say it's difficult to find experienced Linux professionals. When they do find them, they're offering higher salaries and more perks.

These are the startling and exciting facts that are surfaced in this year's Linux Jobs Report (Dice.com/Linux Foundation). But they pose both an opportunity and a challenge for the Linux community: the need to increase access to in-depth Linux training opportunities to help meet this unprecedented demand. And, The Linux Foundation is working on tackling this challenge with its comprehensive set of in-depth Linux training courses.

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Reality Check: Defining The True Success of Linux

In his second Reality Check post, part of a new Linux.com series, Brian Proffitt talks about a touchy subject: the Linux desktop. 

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