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The Most Popular Linux Stories of 2013 on Linux.com

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A Summer Spent on the Linux Kernel Virtual File System

Calvin Owens has learned a lot about bug hunting and fixing just by following the discussion among developers on the Linux kernel mailing list. He's even contributed a few small driver fixes over the past year. But his first real deep dive into kernel development came during his Google Summer of Code internship with The Linux Foundation this year.

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The People Who Support Linux: Snowden Revelations Spur Engineer's Open Source Donation

Shocked and chastened by Edward Snowden's revelation this year of a vast NSA surveillance program, Antonius Kies resolved to better support free and open source software development. Thus Kies, a Linux desktop user and an engineer at Graz University of Technology in Austria, recently joined The Linux Foundation as an individual member.

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Win Free Linux Loot: Who Said This?

The Linux Foundation today is premiering its end-of-year video, Linux 2013: Changing the World One Line of Code at a Time.

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2013: The Year of the Linux on the…Everything

In the Linux community we love predicting that “this is the year of Linux in cars, or in gaming, or yes, even the desktop.”

But in fact, this was the year of Linux in everything. From smartphones, tablets,   consumer appliances and cars, to the open cloud and high-performance computers, to gaming platforms and more, Linux was, and is, literally everywhere. It’s the software that is running our lives.

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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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Open Source Tears Down Walled Gardens to Connect Internet of Everything

The numbers are staggering. Gartner predicts that the Internet of Everything or the Internet of Things -- autonomous communication between a wide range of everyday devices, objects and applications – will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020. McKinsey Global Institute pegs the potential economic impact at $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion by 2025. ABI Research says the number of wirelessly connected devices on the market, now 10 billion, will triple by the end of the decade.

Could anything stand in the way of such a juggernaut?

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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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