Jim Hall is an open source software advocate and developer, best known for usability testing in GNOME and as the founder + project coordinator of FreeDOS. At work, Jim is CEO of Hallmentum, an IT executive consulting company that provides hands-on IT Leadership training, workshops, and coaching.

Authored Content

Stack of books for reading

Use the open source publishing software, Scribus to create a cover for your next self-published book.
Old UNIX computer

Brian Kernighan, one of the original Unix gurus, shares his insights into the origins of Unix and its associated technology.
Two people chatting via a video conference app

Open source is great because people from anywhere can get involved, but it can be lonely. Take advantage of the proliferation of video conferencing tools available to make connections with your fellow developers.
Stack of books for reading

Open source makes software knowledge accessible to anyone, so formal training isn't the only path to a technology career.
Person reading a book and digital copy

Sharing knowledge with others is often a great way to refresh and update your own expertise.

Contributed Content

Gift box opens with colors coming out

What was the best gift you received as a sysadmin? Take our poll and check out some gift ideas for Sysadmin Appreciation Day.
Penguins

Celebrating Penguin Awareness Day with stories about the moment we learned about Linux.