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Slimbook plans to expand its Linux laptop business

6 October, 2022 - by Andrew Oram

Slimbook has been selling laptops running GNU/Linux along with server systems and accessories since 2015. A company running out of Valencia, Spain, it has recently just signed a Solution Provider agreement with Linux Professional Institute (LPI). To learn more about Slimbook's business model and its relation to the free and open source software community, Andy Oram conducted this interview over email with founder and CEO Alejandro López.... Read more

The Developers Conference demonstrates how all technology events are FOSS events

27 September, 2022 - by Cesar Brod

For fifteen years, The Developers Conference has taken place in several locations in Brazil. Of course, during the Covid-19 outbreak, like several other conferences, TDC (as it is called by its participants), became a virtual event. Returning in August, 2022 to an in-person format in Sao Paulo, TDC Business Edition, was the biggest event yet. I had the honor to participate. ... Read more

How a GNU/Linux Distribution Succeeds, Part 1: Two Long-Lasting Examples

13 September, 2022 - by Andrew Oram

In the world of GNU/Linux distributions, many flourish like grass and then wither away. Despite many appealing elements, a lot of distributions lack staying power. But the ones that have been most successful share some key traits among their great diversity–I discovered that while researching this article.... Read more

Open Source JobHub connects job hunters with companies working in FOSS

25 August, 2022 - by Andrew Oram

Open Source JobHub (OSJH), a unique site that connects potential employees with companies working with free and open source software, has just formed a Sustaining Partnership with Linux Professional Institute (LPI). Launched in the first week of May,OSJH is similar, on the surface, to other job listings: Companies post their openings and job hunters respond. But several aspects make OSJH unique.... Read more

The Secret of Morrolinux’s Success - Part 2: The Future

8 August, 2022 - by Max Roveri

This article contains the second part of Massimiliano “Max” Roveri, Linux Professional Institute’s Community Manager, interview with Moreno Razzoli, aka Morrolinux, Linux champion, YouTuber, and, now, LPI Partner.  In the first leg of the interview, we talked with Moreno about the origins of his passion for FLOSS and the Morrolinux channel.... Read more