• Red Hat - This Raleigh, NC company has taken open source Linux and created a company that does complete enterprise support
  • Fedora- The opensource and free version of Red Hat.  
  • SUSE- Another linux distribution that offers enterprise level solutions.
  • OpenSUSE- The opensource and free version of SUSE.


  • Raspberry Pi- a single board compter that runs various "flavors" of Linux and even Windows,  A complete system can be purchased for under $100.00.
  • A site that offers video learning.  Check out the difference service levels.
  • Linux Academy- A site for linux education offering video coursework, quizzes, learning paths, and virtual servers to give you real practice for certifications.