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What You Should Know About Linux

What You Should Know About Linux

Linux is a totally free, open source computer operating system. Open source means that no one company owns it. Software engineers that develop Linux work within coding or programming communities or on their own to contribute to various Linux projects. Linux is not new–it’s been around for 25 years. But today’s Linux is modernized and ...

Why You Should: Take IT Courses from The Linux Foundation

Why You Should: Take IT Courses from The Linux Foundation

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2020, 1.4 million jobs will be open in computing with only 400,000 computer science graduates available to fill them. That means students with training in Information Technology (IT) will be ready to fill the candidate gap. The Linux Foundation offers a growing list of online courses ...

Online Learning to Jumpstart Your IT Career

Online Learning to Jumpstart Your IT Career

Aside from traditional online college courses, the Internet now offers a host of remote, often free learning opportunities. In this article you’ll find links to online courses on a few burgeoning subjects that all technically inclined job seekers should check out, from OpenStack to self-driving car software. OpenStack is one of the leading technology innovations ...

Tech Job Skills: Open Source Development

Tech Job Skills: Open Source Development

A recent report by The Linux Foundation found open source talent to be one of the top priorities for recruitment efforts this year, reflecting the growing importance of open source technology for college students looking to qualify for a job in the tech marketplace. According to the same report, 65% of hiring managers agree that ...

Why You Should: Use FreeOffice

Why You Should: Use FreeOffice

SoftMaker has a free lineup of office suite modules containing a word processor, slide presentation program and spreadsheet program that rival the Microsoft Office suite. Called FreeOffice 2016, this product line includes near identical performance for Windows and Linux operating systems as well as Android mobile devices. SoftMaker is based in Germany and also offers ...

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 2

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 2

College students stand to benefit greatly from using the Linux operating system. Linux is secure, easy to use and well-tested; there’s no need to worry about viruses or malware. No one company owns Linux, and it’s not just one operating system. Since it’s an open source software, many communities are able to develop and support ...

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 1

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 1

College students can enhance their computing productivity with the Linux operating system. Linux offers better speed, tighter security and several other advantages over Microsoft Windows and Apple OS-X. Plus, it comes at an unbeatable price: it’s completely free. No single company owns or sells the Linux OS, which is open source software. Several dozen open ...

Learning Linux: Getting Started

Learning Linux: Getting Started

Computer operating systems—OS-X, Windows, Linux, Android—are a lot like cars. Many people either own one or at least know how to operate them. This is because they’re essential to getting you where you want to go. Once you learn to drive one make, the other models all function pretty much the same way. For both ...