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Welcome to the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group

Linux - The Operating System of the 21st Century TM

If you're looking for where to get a copy of Linux...
See "Major Linux Distributions" at SVLUG's Link Farm.

Silicon Valley Linux Links: "The Link Farm"


Linux News

About Linux

Software for Linux Users

Linux Jobs

Sites with opening and/or resume listings specific to Linux.
Stock Symbols for Linux Investors
Public companies who sponsored (the late) Linux International:
Hewlett-Packard NYSE:HWP
SGI (merged into HP Enterprise) NYSE:SGI

SVLUG is sometimes asked about which publicly-traded companies have a focus on Linux. Remember to study applicable market research before investing.

Major Linux Distributions

These are places to find pre-packaged distributions of Linux. LWN - Linux Weekly News has extensive listing of many Linux distributions at its "Distributions" section. We list only particularly well-known distributions.

North American Linux Hardware Vendors

Vendors are listed alphabetically.
  • ASL, veteran server/workstation builder (Fremont)
  • ASA Computers, Linux and BSD servers and workstations (Fremont)
  • Best Buy carries laptops preloaded with Linux distributions (East Palo Alto, Union City, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale)
  • Emperor Linux, Linux laptops and tablets (Atlanta)
  • Iron Systems (created by the founders of Telenet Systems): BSD and Linux servers (San Jose)
  • iXsystems (formerly OffMyServer, formerly part of BSDi, formerly Telenet Systems), BSD and Linux servers (San Jose)
  • Linux Certified, laptop vendor and services company (Sunnyvale)
  • Linux Consulting (Alvin Oga), vendor of rackmount 1U servers, small (cube) PCs, and high-capacity blade-server storage, and provider of support and consulting services (Reno)
  • Los Alamos Computers has offered desktop, laptop, and high performance computing systems since 2000, including Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, certified for and preloaded with your choice of many Linux distributions (Los Alamos, NM)
  • Mazda Technologies makes and sells servers, rackmount storage, server racks/cabinets, ethernet switches, workstations, and laptops using Linux — and does software engineering and IT consulting (Fremont)
  • Net Express makes Linux and BSD workstations, servers, clusters, and RAID arrays (Hayward)
  • Penguin Computing, Linux servers, HPC clusters, network switches, workstations, storage devices, integrated rack solutions (Fremont)
  • Oracle Corp.'s Sun Microsystems division, Linux computers (Santa Clara)
  • Purism makes the Librem series of laptops, designed for maximum access to open-source programmability all the way down to the metal, assembled in South San Francisco (Seattle, WA)
  • System76 makes and sells Linux laptops, desktops, and servers (Denver)
  • WalMart, believe it or not. Books, software, and other goodies too. (20 stores within 50 miles of SVLUG)

Local Linux Vendors

You can download it for free from the Net (and print the manuals yourself) or buy a packaged distribution with manuals. Support is available from system integrators or larger distribution vendors. Smaller distributions are usually offered as do-it-yourself kits.
  • almost any store that sells computer books (Barnes and Noble, etc.) carries some books with bundled CDs/DVDs (but beware of obsolete software)

Local Community Service Linux Sites

Other (Linux, Unix, Software, etc.) Local Groups

Net-Savvy Humor

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