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Survey: SMBs Prefer Debian on File Servers, Seek Cloud Backup Options

Small and medium-sized businesses prefer Debian over Red Hat and CentOS for operating their file servers, according to a survey released Monday by cloud storage network provider Symform.

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How to Get a Discount on Embedded Linux Training in Silicon Valley this July

The Linux Foundation's embedded development training has helped companies like Compunetix with their transition to Linux and allowed individuals (even 13-year engineering veterans) to expand upon their existing knowledge of embedded.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of June 18

GigaOM's Structure conference on cloud computing this week has provided companies with an opportunity to publicy discuss their visions for the cloud and make related announcements. The Linux Foundation had its own announcement this week as well, with the release of the CloudOpen schedule of speakers and an appeal to the Linux community to fight for an open cloud.

Why We're Fighting for an Open Cloud 

Linux Foundation VP Amanda McPherson makes a strong argument that the freedom users gained with the shift toward open source software in the new millenium could be lost in the transition to the cloud now underway. She asks for support in pushing for collaboration and openness in the cloud.

Rackspace exec warns of Amazon lock-in

At the Structure cloud conference this week, Rackspace president Lew Moorman advocated for an open alternative to Amazon cloud services.

CloudDriversThe future of cloud computing: 9 trends for 2012

A North Bridge Venture Partners survey released this week says open source projects are still a small driver when it comes to pushing cloud adoption. But it points to some trends in cloud computing that favor open source technologies, including vendor lock-in as the No. 3 reason for what's inhibiting adoption.

Eucalyptus Systems Aims For Private Cloud Dominance

The open source cloud company released version 3.1 of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service product this week.  

Open Source, the Fuel for Cloud Disruption
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Open source cloud computing offers businesses more flexibility and options as they transition to the cloud, says blogger Jiten Patil. This will put constant pressure on proprietary systems and could lead to the commoditization of cloud technology.


Why We're Fighting for an Open Cloud

A few months ago I announced a new Linux Foundation conference called CloudOpen built to spotlight and advance the conversation on the open projects, companies and technologies that make up cloud computing. I am pleased to announce the schedule today. In the process of recruiting speakers and sponsors, I spoke to dozens of amazing companies, both new and old, doing amazing things with the cloud. Two things became very clear to me:

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Announcing the Finalists in Our 2012 T-shirt Design Contest

Congratulations to the five finalists in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! This year we received just shy of 90 contest entries and competition for the finalists was tough. A special thanks to the entrants who submitted their artwork for consideration. Your creativity and enthusiasm for Linux are an inspiration to us all.

It's now time for the community to vote on its favorite design. Check out the designs, below, then head to our voting gallery for more information on the artists and to choose your favorite.  

This year we’ve taken additional steps to ensure a fair voting process. Voters must be registered members of and must be logged in to vote. Only one vote per person is allowed.

Two winners will be chosen. The design that receives the most votes from the community will receive first place and will be reimbursed $2,000 to be applied toward airfare, hotel and admissions to their choice of LinuxCon North America in San Diego, CA on Aug. 26 - 29, 2012, or LinuxCon Europe in Barcelona, Spain Nov. 5-7, 2012. Second place will be reimbursed $1,000 toward LinuxCon North America or LinuxCon Europe in 2012.

Winners will be announced on or around July 17, 2012. And the top two designs will be printed on T-shirts and made available for purchase in the store. Proceeds from the sale will help support Linux and The Linux Foundation.

Power to the Penguins


Together Up

 Together Up


Inspired by Linux Arrow



Freedom Lifts Us Up

Freedom Lifts


Tux Mosaic

 Tux Mosaic



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