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March 4, 2015
by sjvn01
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Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now

Do you want a job in IT that you can count on in years to come? Then start polishing up your Linux skills. According to the Linux Foundation and tech job company Dice, in the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, “Nearly … Continue reading

February 4, 2015
by sjvn01
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The best open-source software for serious Linux users

Everyone has their personal favorite programs, but some users are more serious about their software than others. One such group includes the people at LinuxQuestions. These are Linux experts who are kind enough to answer newbies’ endless questions. So when … Continue reading

February 3, 2015
by sjvn01
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Rolling release vs. fixed release Linux

Greg Kroah-Hartman, a leading Linux developer, recently announced that he had finally retired his “traditional” Linux distro for all “rolling-release” Linux systems. He’s not the only one; rolling-release distros are becoming much more popular. So, you ask, what the heck … Continue reading

January 26, 2015
by sjvn01
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Microsoft: The open-source company

Microsoft has long used open-source software, like the BSD code behind its original TCP/IP network stack, they just didn’t admit it. That was in Bill Gates’ day. It’s a different story today. Recently , Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that … Continue reading