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.

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Use the Linux grep and fgrep commands to win your favorite word-based guessing games.
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15 resources for new users and longtime fans of this free operating system.
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With only a little knowledge of C, you can do a lot.
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With the power of open source, programming can be accessible to anyone. Find a project you want to work on, and let that be your first entry to programming.
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These articles show the power of open source in business as tools, platforms, or integration points.

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Globe up in the clouds

An interview with FreeDOS Project founder Jim Hall on communicating effectively around the world.
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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.