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The Top 10 Best Linux Videos of 2013

This list of the best Linux videos of 2013 combines some of the most watched Linux Foundation videos of the year, along with a selection of the most inspiring, compelling, or just plain fun videos produced by others in the Linux community. In choosing videos for inclusion, we avoided purely promotional videos in favor of those that celebrate big milestones, seek to educate, or communicate a broader message about the values and mission of Linux and open source software.

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The People Who Support Linux: PhD Student Powers Big Data with Linux

Open source technologies are powering the current trend toward big data and Michiel Van Herwegen, a PhD student in analytical CRM (customer relationship management) at Ghent University in Belgium,  has a front row seat.

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A Summer Spent on OpenPrinting with the Linux Foundation

This past summer marked Moscow-based developer Anton Kirilenko's third Google Summer of Code internship with The Linux Foundation. That's three summers, three different projects and mentors, and three totally different experiences with Linux and open source software.

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The People Who Support Linux: Starting Over as a Linux SysAdmin

James Hazelwood, a former engineer in the manufacturing industry, is going back to school to pursue a new career in Linux and IT. The Somerset, England resident spent 15 years in manufacturing and 5 years in tech support for fire alarm systems. But after being made redundant for the third time, he decided to retrain in system administration and is studying for a computing degree at Plymouth University, Hazelwood says.

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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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