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Intro to Linux Training Opens Up a World of Commands

I'd highly recommend taking the introductory course to anyone, hobbyist or professional, who wants to quickly gain a more technical understanding of Linux and become more adept at using the command line. And with the Linux Foundation's recently announced partnership with edX, everyone has free access to the course and training materials through the MOOC. There's no excuse not to try it!

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Pivotal Brings PaaS to the Enterprise Through Community Collaboration

Open source in the enterprise has changed dramatically since Pivotal's head of product marketing James Watters worked on the OpenSolaris operating system for Sun at the start of the new millenium. Back then companies used open source software mainly for the cost savings and didn't much see the benefit to participating in the open source community, he said in his ApacheCon keynote in Denver this week.

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Windows XP and the Changing Calculus of Technology Choice

One reason technology choices are so difficult is technology is always a work in progress; your one choice has lasting consequences since the technology rarely ever lives on its own, and most good technology is never done -- that is unless you’re Windows XP. As most of us know, Microsoft today is turning off support for Windows XP. That means that roughly 30 percent of all Windows users will cease to get security updates and other ongoing maintenance. Since hackers disproportionately target Windows products, this is a big deal.

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IBM Promotes Free LF Course

IBM today celebrated the 50th anniversary of the mainframe computer. As part of this event, IBM is promoting three upcoming online courses that focus on building enterprise computing talent. One of these is the recently announced Intro to Linux course from the Linux Foundation, which starts August...

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Hilary Mason's ApacheCon Keynote: 3 Ways to Improve Data Science

Data science still has a long way to go in developing systems that solve real-world, human problems, said Hilary Mason, data scientist in residence at Accel Partners, in her ApacheCon keynote today. The open source community will be key to helping big data evolve into a more accessible technology.

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