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Ask the Experts: How to Get Involved in the Community

Contributing to Linux or another open source project can seem intimidating, but our experts say that it shouldn't. If you're sincerely interested in the work and find an area where you can add value, you will quickly become a recognized member of the community. We talked to our panel to get some advice on how to get started and how to navigate your way through the process of contributions.

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Early Results: Linux.com IT Security Poll

Cloud computing has proven to be much more than a buzzword. According to Gartner, the cloud services market is forecast to reach $148.8 billion by 2014...

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Meet the Man Behind the Jeopardy Super Computer at End User Summit

Valentine’s Day: chocolate hearts, love and super computers! At least this year my Valentine’s Day  will take a decidedly nerdy turn as I celebrate by watching the IBM Super Computer Watson compete on Jeopardy against two past champions. Creating a computer that can compete in a game show like this takes incredible technical achievement from many areas (from processors to understanding natural language).

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How not to piss off a kernel subsystem maintainer - part 5

Fifth in a long series of complaints... See part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part4 for previous atrocities.

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Samsung Laptops and Linux

Finally, after many years of people asking for this, Linux can now properly support all known Samsung laptop devices. This means we can now handle backlight control, wifi button issues,and the weird "performance mode" keys as well as some of the other function keys.

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HP to Put Linux in Printers and PC’s: It’s the End of an Era for Windows

I attended HP’s press conference this morning and Linux again took center stage as a major technology leader revealed the details of its mobile device strategy. HP announced two new WebOS phones and more importantly an impressive new tablet that is a clear contender against the iPad. While I don’t for one second underestimate Apple, that was not the most interesting part of the event for me.

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Ralink in-kernel drivers

Instead of the old boring "here's what drivers are being merged and deleted" and the like as I've posted in the past, I thought I'd just write about one specific project that has recently gone public that I think is a great indicator of how far the Linux Driver Project has come these days.

From the very beginning, Novell has been extremely supportive of the Linux Driver Project, allowing me to work on it on company time, and has encouraged companies they partner with to participate in it, to get Linux drivers into the main kernel tree. One such company recently has been Ralink.

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We Need Your Help on IT Security

Take a minute to make sure your unique voice is heard with regards to IT security...

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Starting an Open Source Project

Starting an open source software project might seem like a daunting undertaking, but luckily there are plenty of examples of how to do it successfully.

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Ask the Experts: How to Get Paid to Work on Linux

Looking for a job? If so, you're certainly not alone. Millions of people continue to be on the hunt...

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