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The People Who Support Linux: A Desktop Lover and Photo Editor

Over the years, Lance Spaulding has worked with a medical company, a non-profit foundation, a credit card company, a start-up, a small e-commerce business, and now a large defense contractor. But at least one thing hasn't changed in that time: he's a devoted Linux desktop user and tinkerer.

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A Summer Spent on the LLVM Clang Static Analyzer for the Linux Kernel

As a kid, and some ten years before he started using Linux, Eduard Bachmakov dreamed of one day being involved in open source software. He didn't really know how code worked, but thought the idea of collaborative global development, free of corporate interests, was cool. He started by playing around with virtual machines and dual boot, but didn't make the full switch to Linux until he got to college, he said.

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OSv: The Open Source Cloud Operating System That is Not Linux

For most tech professionals, the words “open source operating system” naturally translate to Linux. And so it's understandable that those same tech pros would be a bit confused by startup Cloudius Systems' announcement in September of a new open source operating system for the cloud, OSv.

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“SysAdmin Super Star” Winner Aims to Share Knowledge with Co-Workers

Linux Foundation Training scholarship winner Abdelghani Ouchabane is a senior software developer at eZono, a medical device startup in Germany that uses Linux to build its software and systems. He's worked on a range of Linux projects over the past five years in this job, including kernel module and driver configuration, system and server configuration, and networking, he said. He's also contributed to many open source projects including Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, Meego, Tizen and Debian.

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Video: Question at LinuxCon Leads Linus Torvalds to Consider Bug-Fix Release

The 3.12 Linux kernel release this week brought with it many new features including multi-threaded RAID5 support in the MD subsystem, the addition of render nodes, and TSO sizing. But it was a fairly light release in comparison to what kernel developers have planned for version 3.13, said LWN Executive Editor Jonathan Corbet in his session at LinuxCon Europe. (See Corbet's Linux Kernel Forecast for more highlights of the release.)

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Outreach Program for Women Seeks New Linux Kernel Interns

The interns who worked with The Linux Foundation as part of the FOSS Outreach Program for Women this summer come from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience, but they now have at least one thing in common (besides their gender). They can all add “Linux kernel hacker” to their resume.

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Slideshow: The Linux Foundation's Guide to the Open Cloud

The cloud is emerging as one of the most important new technologies for fueling innovation and growth in the enterprise. But the rapid pace of change and abundance of choice at every layer of the stack make it hard to keep up with the latest and greatest projects. Finding the right projects to build, provision and maintain a completely open source cloud can be even more challenging.

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Mikko Hypponen: Open Source Software Will Make the World More Secure

Open source software can be one answer to combating the global surveillance of innocent citizens, said security expert Mikko Hypponen in his keynote last week at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe in Edinburgh.

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10 Best Quotes from Linus Torvalds' Keynote at LinuxCon Europe

Linux creator Linus Torvalds took the stage today at LinuxCon Europe in Edinburgh with Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist Dirk Hohndel to discuss the present and future of Linux and answer questions from the commu

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LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe Live Blog Day 3: Linus Torvalds, Dirk Hohndel and Mikko Hypponen

We're live blogging from LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe in Edinburgh at 9:30 a.m. GMT, Oct. 21-23. See yesterday's coverage and follow today's keynotes here and on the live video stream.

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