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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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Weekly Enterprise Linux Recap

Open compliance, Fedora 14 for the SysAdmin, ZendCon and a different kind of lawsuit...

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Video: Full Footage of Linux Torvalds Shark Tank Dive

We're excited to be able to bring you the full footage of Linus' Giant Ocean Tank dive from last night at the Linux Plumber's Conference. This includes the QA clip we shared real-time as well as takes from his walk to the plank, his jump and the swim.

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