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Join Us For the KVM End User Technical Summit at the New York Stock Exchange

KVM and open virtualization are being rapidly adopted as end users look for lower-cost, enterprise hypervisors. One the major use cases for KVM is to virtualize and consolidate Linux workloads, and the pre-integration of KVM in major Linux distributions makes it easy for Linux enterprise endusers to adopt KVM. 

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Announcing Outreach Program for Women Internships for the Linux Kernel: Please Apply

I am pleased to announce The Linux Foundation is funding three Linux kernel internships through the Outreach Program for Women administered by the GNOME Foundation. These internships have a $5,000 stipend and come with a $500 travel grant to attend and speak at LinuxCon this fall. This is a great opportunity to work with a mentor and get started with kernel development, which as many articles report, is a great way to land a high-paying job. 

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My Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit Picks and Details on Live Video Access to Keynotes

For The Linux Foundation, April is not the cruelest month: it's one of the busiest. Every year, we hold our Collaboration Summit in mid-April to bring together our members, Linux and open source community developers, open source legal minds, and large scale Linux and open source users in an intimate setting.

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Our New Report: Enterprise Linux Growth Outpaces Windows

The Linux Foundation today is releasing its annual Enterprise End User Report. Because this is the third year we've surveyed the world's largest enterprises and The Linux Foundation's End User Council about Linux adoption, we're able to share some interesting trending data.

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Free Resource: How to Give a Great Tech Talk Tutorial at CollabSummit

As the head curator for content at Linux Foundation events, I work with over 500 speakers a year on technical talks. Universally the people chosen to speak at our events have amazing technical knowledge. They know their stuff. But the actual skill in speaking, delivering an engaging and hopefully entertaining talk to an audience, is sometimes harder to come by. 

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Announcing The Linux Foundation 2013 Events Schedule (and a few 35% discounts)

I am pleased to release today The Linux Foundation's annual Linux events and co-located training schedule. The process we undertake to build this schedule and to make available important Linux training resources to the community is an exhaustive one that includes input from the development community, Linux users, members and other industry leaders. Highlights from this year's event lineup include:

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Free Resource: A Manager's Guide to Building a Product with Embedded Linux

According to a 2012 survey of embedded engineers by both VDC Research and UBM Electronics, the use of Linux in embedded projects is increasing at a fast rate.  UBM reported that some 35 percent of embedded developers are working on Linux projects and that number increases to 48 percent when Android is included.   

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What a Year for Linux: Please Join us in Celebration

Simply put, 2012 was a cross-over year for Linux in many ways. Here are just a few examples: - Android adoption outpaced the iPhone.- Red Hat achieved its $1B milestone.

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Linux Foundation Recognizes Fujitsu and Mr. Masahiro Date

Thousands of people contribute to Linux every day. As our annual “Who Writes Linux” paper reports, individuals from around the world are writing millions of lines of code every year. Equally important are the hundreds of companies supporting Linux every year, from sponsoring Linux kernel development to collaborating on technical initiatives to supporting The Linux Foundation.  

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New IDC White Paper: Skies Are Becoming More Clear for Open Cloud

In a blog a few months ago, David Linthicum claimed that the 'open cloud' was getting awfully confusing. He's right: the early days of a technology shift are a land grab of vendors, consortia, and projects who work to lay their claim of the “best” “only” and “true” part of the technology puzzle. Confusion and obfuscation usually follows.
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