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Do You Have Linux Memorabilia to Donate to Our LinuxCon Gallery?

We are putting together a historical gallery celebrating Linux’s last 20 years for LinuxCon in Vancouver. This gallery will be a walk down memory lane that should be fun for everyone, but we need your help! A few samples of what we already have collected: the original books Linus used to learn programming, a video booth where you can leave your story of...

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Could You Do Linus Torvalds' Job? Find Out.

Most of you know that Linus Torvalds is the creator of Linux. But how many of us know what text editor he uses? Or, what he does when he gets an ugly patch submission?

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Who Says You Can’t Make Money with Open Source?

This week yet another major global IT vendor will launch a product based on Linux - the HP Touchpad, which looks quite promising from early reviews. Even so, it is ironic that I still hear the following comment from a number of investors and business people:

“Open source is great, but you can’t make any money with it.”

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Sweden-based Designer Wins 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt Contest with Flying Penguin Design


Today we are very excited reveal that Kim Blanche is the winner of the 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt design contest with her simple, thoughtful "Flying Penguin" design.

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Supercomputing Freakonomics - Finding Meaning Beyond the Headlines

Twice a year, the Top500 Project publishes its list of the fastest supercomputers in the world. In the last announcement, we continue to see Linux dominating the list. This is nothing new since Linux has been dominating since the mid-2000s. In fact, Linux share in supercomputing looks a lot like Microsoft’s historical share of the desktop market. I thought it would be interesting to take a step back and look at the performance capability of these computers as a whole and also how the rise of Linux is mirroring the geographical expansion of supercomputers.

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