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LinuxCon Europe Keynoter Catarina Mota Talks Open Source Hardware

We kick off our LinuxCon Europe Q&A series today with keynote speaker and openMaterials Co-founder Catarina Mota. Mota shares some really interesting insights with us on open hardware, her favorite projects and how open hardware compares to open source software. I'm really looking forward to hearing her speak at LinuxCon Europe in Barcelona Nov. 5-7, 2012.

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Available Now Online: Winning Linux T-Shirt Contest Designs

The two winning designs in the 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest are now available for purchase in the Linux.com store. See the designs and learn about second place winner Sabrina Aqil. 
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ENCODE DNA Data Project, Inspired and Built By Linux

Scientists celebrated a breakthrough in their understanding of the human genome this month – the results of a large collaborative project driven by big data and built with Linux. 

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Why You Should Attend LinuxCon Europe: My Top Five Sessions

Earlier this week we published the full schedule for LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. In many ways, I think the technical content for LinuxCon Europe may be the best collection of speakers we've ever had. I wonder if the location in Barcelona has anything to do with that.... Here are my top five favorite sessions: -- The Linux Kernel Report from LWN.net editor Jon Corbet. Get a peak into the future of the kernel from Jon.  -- "Don't Play Dice with Random Numbers" from Intel's H. Peter Anvin. Linux contains a sophisticated system to make randomness available to the kernel and applications, but it has limitations.  This talk will examine the applications of random numbers, the Linux random number subsystems, how to correctly write an application that requires random numbers, and how to configure a system to avoid random-number-related security or performance problems. -- "Trawler: A New Approach to SSD Caching" from Hannes Reinecke of SUSE Labs. In this talk Hannes will present a new approach for...

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Open Source Cloud News Roundup, Week of Sept. 10

Mark Shuttleworth's $1 million investment in open source cloud storage company InkTank leads the open cloud headlines this week.  Also included is a rosy forecast on the public cloud services market from IDC, a collection of quotes on the definition of the open cloud from industry leaders, an interesting Google+ hangout chat on the open source cloud and a white paper from Intel on how to speed a cloud services deployment with open source software. 

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