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The People Who Support Linux: Late IT Bloomer Falls Hard for the OS

Matt Bridger says he is "a bit of a later developer, IT-wise." He received his first degree in History and during that time, he rarely came close to a computer. But the increasing relevance of computing around him could not be ignored, says Matt, both in the workplace and in everyday life. He soon found himself providing IT support to colleagues while working at the University of Cambridge, which is where he first encountered Linux. The OS was being used to manage academic archives and the faculty website.

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Our Annual Kernel Development Report: New (and Old) Faces

Today we are pleased to publish annual report on Linux kernel development, detailing who does the work, who sponsors it and how fast the Linux kernel is growing.

The paper documents how hard at work the Linux community has been. There have been 1.5 million lines of code added to the kernel since the 2009 update.  Since that last paper, additions and changes translate  to an amazing 9,058 lines added, 4,495 lines removed, and 1,978 lines changed every day, ­ weekends and holidays included.

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New Btrfs Free Tutorial and Request for End User Feedback on Btrfs

Those who follow Linux have certainly heard of Btrfs, a relatively new high performance file system that has a lot of people excited about its potential. Two months ago during LinuxCon Japan, we were pleased to sit down with lead developer Chris Mason from Oracle to record a short webinar that focuses on demonstrating RAID5 and RAID6 as well as recently completed features in Btrfs. This tutorial would be valuable to anyone interested in the technical details of the filesystem.

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Enterprise Linux Weekly Recap: Products

Coming to you a day early this week and with just a few brief notes on this week's enterprise Linux news. Large focus on new products, including, of course, Red Hat Enterprise 6...

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Weekly Enterprise Linux Recap

Open compliance, Fedora 14 for the SysAdmin, ZendCon and a different kind of lawsuit...

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Video: Full Footage of Linux Torvalds Shark Tank Dive

We're excited to be able to bring you the full footage of Linus' Giant Ocean Tank dive from last night at the Linux Plumber's Conference. This includes the QA clip we shared real-time as well as takes from his walk to the plank, his jump and the swim.

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Video: Linus Torvalds Dives Tonight: "If I Don't Come Back, Go On Without Me"

Linus Torvalds just finished his soon-to-be infamous scuba dive among the sea life in the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium...

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Enterprise Linux Weekly Snapshot

Russia makes big plans for Linux, the Open Data Center Alliance, a new cloud lab, and the green credentials of two companies close to Linux...

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Novell Appliance Architect Shares His Dister Contest Favorites So Far

Novell has been running a popular contest over the last few months that seeks to find the best software appliance built using SUSE Studio. They're awarding the best submission with $10,000 (yeah, you read that correctly). It's called the Disters Contest and our very own Jim Zemlin is one of the judges. 

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While Apple Debates Open vs Integrated, We Want the Best of Both Worlds

Embedded systems aren’t just the fastest growing market for Linux; they are one of the fastest growing sectors of computing. And in that segment, Linux growth continues to eclipse all other platforms.

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