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The People Who Support Linux: Windows Turned Linux Admin

Alexander Swen is a true Linux evangelist. Since 1996, when he started using Linux-Mandrake on his home computers, he’s been happily converting friends and family to the OS—even getting his parents on board. “I think everyone should use Linux,” he says. “And I want to help promote it any way I can.”

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Friday Funnies: Linux is So Easy, It's Annoying

Friday Funnies coming to you from the Linux.com Editorial Staff. We almost all have a story now about the first time...

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Announcing the 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt Design Finalists

We are happy to announce today the 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt design finalists!

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Preparing for LinuxCon Japan: Tsunami Relief, Comic Relief

We're excited to be hosting LinuxCon Japan next week, June 1-3, in Yokohama. Bringing together the Linux community in Japan and supporting the country after its devastating tsunami is very important to us. Linus Torvalds will be there next week, as will a variety of Linux community leaders and contributors.

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20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt Designs Deadline Monday

Wow, the 20th Anniverary of Linux T-shirt Design Contest is going to be a tight competition this year! I took a look this week at recent submissions and am really excited!

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Two lazyweb requests

I have a python script that I run all the time as part of my process for emailing out "your patch has been accepted" messages when I accept a Linux kernel patch into one of the many different development trees I maintain. This script's goal is to merely determine the character encoding that the email needs to be sent in, either "UTF-8" or "ISO-8859-1" or "ANSI_X3.4-1968". It's really simple which is great, but it is slow when fed a file of any real length.

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Help me come up with good questions for Linus at LinuxCon Japan 2011

My previous plea for help worked out very well. The resulting video of the talk can be seen here, with one of the highlights being the phrase, "It is cheaper to work upstream in the kernel" from Dirk Hohndel who works at Intel. There's a summary of the talk on lwn.net over here if you don't want to sit through the whole video.

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Linux Goes Hollywood: Inspiration for Your 20th Anniversary Video Submission

While Linux creator Linus Torvalds said he was completely out of his depth when he and his wife attended the Oscars earlier this year, could it have sparked the formal beginning to an ongoing love affair between Linux and Hollywood?

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The People Who Support Linux: Unbridled Play, Uncompromising Innovation

Jared Blouse likes to think of Linux as his “software playground.” And he’s been having fun with the trusty OS for more than a decade. “I get so much natural enjoyment from technology,” he says. “And experimenting in Linux is my favorite way to play and learn.”

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What’s up with ARM

Over the course of the last month or so, numerous people have asked me for my opinion on what’s going on with the ARM architecture in Linux. It seems time to broadcast those thoughts more widely. For those who don’t want to read the whole thing, the short version is this: Linux on ARM is a victim of its own success and, as a result, is going through some growing pains. That has created a lot of noise, but all that’s really needed is a bit of house cleaning.

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