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The People Who Support Linux: Late IT Bloomer Falls Hard for the OS


Matt Bridger says he is "a bit of a later developer, IT-wise." He received his first degree in History and during that time, he rarely came close to a computer. But the increasing relevance of computing around him could not be ignored, says Matt, both in the workplace and in everyday life. He soon found himself providing IT support to colleagues while working at the University of Cambridge, which is where he first encountered Linux. The OS was being used to manage academic archives and the faculty website.

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Our Annual Kernel Development Report: New (and Old) Faces

Today we are pleased to publish annual report on Linux kernel development, detailing who does the work, who sponsors it and how fast the Linux kernel is growing. The paper documents how hard at work the Linux community has been. There have been 1.5 million lines of code added to the kernel since the 2009 update.  Since that last paper, additions and changes translate  to an amazing 9,058 lines added, 4,495 lines removed, and 1,978 lines changed every day, ­ weekends and holidays included. The other good news is that in the list of sponsoring entities we see more mobile and embedded companies participating in Linux kernel development. We see companies...

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Google has a problem retaining great engineers? Bullcrap.

Once again, there’s been another story about how Google is having trouble retaining talent.   Despite all Eric Schmidt’s attempts to tell folks that Google’s regretted attrition rate has not changed in seven years, this story just doesn’t want to seem to die.   (And those stories about Google paying $3.5 million and $7 million to keep an engineer from defecting to Facebook?   As far as I know, total bull.  I bet it’s something made up by some Facebook recruiter who needed to explain how she let a live prospect get away.  :-) At least for me, the complete opposite is true.   There are very few companies where I can do the work that I do, and Google is one of them.   A startup is totally the wrong place for me.   Why?  Because if you talk to any venture capitalist, a startup has one and only one goal: to prove that it has a scalable, viable business model.   Take diapers.com for example.   As Business Week documented, while they were proving that they had a business model that worked, they purchased their diapers at the local BJ’s and shipped them via...

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New Btrfs Free Tutorial and Request for End User Feedback on Btrfs

Those who follow Linux have certainly heard of Btrfs, a relatively new high performance file system that has a lot of people excited about its potential. 

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Enterprise Linux Weekly Recap: Products

Coming to you a day early this week and with just a few brief notes on this week's enterprise Linux news. Large focus on new products, including, of course, Red Hat Enterprise 6...

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