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Linux Adoption Trends 2012: A Closer Look

Toyota, Google, Facebook, New York Stock Exchange, Burlington Coat Factory, Amazon.

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Is Your Company New to Open Source? Here's Where to Start

Over the past year, we've been working on a number of projects to help those who want to more closely participate in the Linux community, but don't know where to start. 

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Linux Supercomputing Dominance: A Look Under the Hood

A few weeks ago, the top500 Supercomputer list came out, as it does each November. As expected, Linux is still the most used OS for supercomputing, as it has been since taking the list by storm in the early 2000s.

While this is certainly a feel-good thing to write about (who doesn't love being #1?) it's worth taking some time to think about how this happened, and why. Linux's rise to dominance at the forefront of modern science was no accident.

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OpenMama and AMQP: Open Collaboration in Action

Two weeks ago, The Linux Foundation announced a new Labs project -- OpenMama. This project was the result of a relationship forged with NYSE Technologies years ago at our Enterprise End User Summit held in New York every year.

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Android Builders Summit CFP Now Open

Just a few weeks back from LinuxCon Europe in Prague and we're already starting to cultivate content for next year. Most notably, I am please to announce that the Call for Participation for the Android Builders Summit is now open. We created ABS last year at the behest of our members who are vendors in the Android Ecosystem who needed a place to collaborate with their peers on systems level engineering and discussion of core issues and opportunities when designing Android devices.

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Paying tribute to technology icon Dennis Ritchie

Most of you who follow the tech industry have likely heard of the passing of computer programming icon Dennis M. Ritchie (also known as dmr) on October 8 at the age of 70. While it could be argued that Linus Torvalds is more famous in today's world than Dennis Ritchie, it's quite safe to say that there wouldn't be a Linux without Dennis Ritchie. 

dmr created the C programming language which makes up 95% of the code base of the Linux kernel according to Ohloh

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LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe Schedules Now Available

We have recently published schedules for LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. These events will be taking place in late October in Prague. Hope to see you all there!

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LinuxCon, 20th Anniversary of Linux Celebration Kicks Off

Today is a big day for the Linux community. I’m writing this from Vancouver, B.C. where Users, SysAdmins, developers and business executives have gathered for the third annual LinuxCon and the official celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Linux.

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Celebrating the “Best of” Linux Videos

We created our Linux Video {http://video.linux.com} forum a few years ago to provide a place for the community to share Linux tutorials, inspirational stories and fun content. As one of the first and still one of few Linux-specific video forums, it has become quite a treasure trove of video content and information on Linux.

 

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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!

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