As students make their way back to the computer lab and professionals dig in post-summer, Linux Foundation offers free Chromebooks to individuals who enroll in Linux training during the month of September

SAN FRANCISCO, September 1, 2015  – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced it will give away one Chromebook to every person who enrolls in Linux Foundation training courses during September. 

Individual learners are eligible for this offer, which begins today and expires at 11:59 p.m. PT on September 30, 2015. All courses available for enrollment this month are offered through the end of the year, giving students flexibility in scheduling. The Linux Foundation’s training courses are tailored for both beginners and intermediate developers and IT professionals and range from Essentials of Linux System Administration toEmbedded Linux Development.

The Linux-based Chromebooks are valued at up to $299 and are designed to be used with an Internet connection and applications residing in the cloud. Students and professionals alike benefit from being able to have their own, dedicated lightweight desktop they can use to tinker, test and discover. This offer embraces the spirit of the Linux developer and IT professional who wants freedom, access and independent learning and computing.

“We want students of Linux to experience a Linux desktop and Chromebooks are a great way to do that - either through Google's Linux-based OS or by installing one of the many Linux distros available,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “We hope this offer can provide the freedom Linux developers and IT professionals value and spark new ideas and discoveries as they embark on our Linux training program.”

Linux is increasingly understood to be the entry point for a lucrative career in IT. This year’s Linux Jobs Report revealed that 97 percent of hiring managers surveyed would bring on Linux talent relative to other skill areas in the next six months. This is the result of Linux’s pervasiveness throughout technology sectors. From embedded development to supercomputing, cloud computing, virtualization and more, Linux dominates. Anyone skilled in Linux has a competitive edge in this environment.

The Linux Foundation’s Training Program also includes Linux certifications for IT professionals who seek to advance their careers and demonstrate their skills to employers. These certifications offer professionals performance-based exams that are available anytime, anywhere and that are distribution flexible. For more information about Linux Foundation certification, please visit: 

To view a schedule of upcoming courses and learn more about this offer, please visit: Corporate training courses are not a part of this offer and promotion.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found


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