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Free nerdy culture

Although we tend to emphasize the technical aspects of our Free and Open Source Software Community, the truth is that hackers and nerds in general value all kinds of Free Knowledge. Actually, Eric S. Raymond points this out in his … Per saperne di più

By our community, for our community

In its 20th year, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has turned a major corner. It’s restructured to be more accountable to our global community of open source professionals. With the launch of the Membership Program we’re now ready for the next … Per saperne di più

The experience of taking an LPI exam online

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) recently announced that the LPIC-1 exams are available in Japanese online, along with the Linux Essentials exam. You can use Pearson’s OnVUE platform to take these exams. In this posting, I’ll describe what I experienced taking … Per saperne di più

Open source careers: How Alejandro switched an education center over to using Linux

In 2016 I was working at CEA Noroeste, an Adult Education Center in Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia (Spain). I remember having a lot of fun there, as my work combined two of my passions: languages and computers. My daily … Per saperne di più

Right-to-Left Scripts and other Translation Challenges

There are many learning materials about Linux and other free technologies on the Web, free of charge and accessible around the world. But one big barrier keeps many people from reading them: most are written in English, which billions of … Per saperne di più

Xen Virtualization and Cloud Computing #05: The Xen Project, Unikernels, and the Future

Previous articles in this series introduced virtualization, described how Xen achieves it through its architecture and key features, and described other platforms with which Xen interacts. This article wraps up the series by describing some exciting advances in virtualization and … Per saperne di più

Belonging: What Oracle LAD’s D&I program is about

“The launch of Diversity Committee, where everyone can work by their selves in the thematic pillars, and where they can propose ideas and make real actions, made the transformation more significant for all employees.” (Colombian employee, Internal Survey, 2019). Diversity … Per saperne di più

Xen Virtualization and Cloud Computing #04: Containers, OpenStack, and Other Related Platforms

Previous articles in this series introduced virtualization, discussed how Xen’s architecture provides it, and covered interesting Xen features. This article looks at some other platforms with which Xen interacts: containers and OpenStack. Virtualization, containers—or both? Containers are a mechanism for … Per saperne di più

Xen Virtualization and Cloud Computing #03: Key Features of Xen

The previous articles in this series introduced virtualization and showed how Xen is designed to provide it efficiently. Here we’ll delve into some interesting features and their importance. A larger list can be found at the appropriate project page on … Per saperne di più

Xen Virtualization and Cloud Computing #02: How Xen Does the Job

This is the second article in a series. The first introduced virtualization and the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This article explains how Xen uses different types of virtualization to achieve efficient isolation of virtual machines (VMs). Hardware and operating … Per saperne di più

Open source careers: How Brittany Gates found her way to Linux

At the end of 2019, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) celebrated 20 years of offering training and tests. The LPI20 Birthday Contest gave us the opportunity to hear from you some amazing stories about your careers in open source and how the … Per saperne di più

Xen Virtualization and Cloud Computing #01: Introduction

The Xen Project is a free and open source hypervisor that enables a computer to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on the same hardware. This article begins a series that covers the way Xen achieves this result efficiently, important features, … Per saperne di più