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In order to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), policies around the world have been enacted that may affect your ability to take Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exams or renew your certification status. Because your health and safety are most important, we are making some temporary changes to our policies to reduce the impact on our community.

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September 23, 2021

September 23 - 25, 2021 Linux Professional Institute (LPI) invites you to join them, online, at LibreOffice Conference 2021, ... Read more

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August 23, 2021: Linux Professional Institute (LPI) released version 3.0 of the LPIC-3 Mixed Environments certification pr... Read more

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LPIC-3 Mixed Environments 3.0 Introduction #04: 304: Samba Client Configuration

September 21, 2021: This blog posting is the fourth in a series that helps you prepare for the new version 3.0 of the LPIC-3 Mixed Environments... Read more

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The most interesting projects in the world run on Linux.

Join the community of Linux professionals who are making incredible things happen with Linux and open source around the world.

Linux runs everywhere at SpaceX

SpaceX as a company strongly believes in making humans into multi-planetary species. A mars colony is the goal, but in order to get there you need rockets and spaceships” - Robert Rose, Lead for the avionics flight software team at SpaceX

U.S. Air Traffic Control relies on Linux

Because Linux is the most reliable when unreliability isn’t an option.

The Internet Archive runs on Linux

The Internet Archive uses hundreds of x86 servers to catalogue the internet, with all of them running Linux.

International space station ditches Windows for Linux

“We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable” - Keith Chuvala, United Space Alliance

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is remotely controlled with a Linux computer

Linux is preferred amongst scientists on earth, so it’s not surprising it’s preferred on Mars.

Hollywood runs on Linux

It's hard to find a large studio that doesn’t rely on Linux as its primary animation and special effects OS

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