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March 2011 Conferences

Feb 18, 2011 by Christopher Aker
Linode will be sponsoring several conferences for 2011, with the first three coming up in March. If you plan on attending, we hope you will stop by and pay us a visit. Here is where we will be for the month of March: Pycon – March 11-12 Atlanta, GA – The largest annual gathering for […]
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Linode $100,000 Giveaway!

Dec 15, 2010 by Christopher Aker
UPDATE: The giveaway has ended! We sold out in about 130 minutes. Thanks everyone! We are giving away $100,000 in Linode services!  Starting this Friday December 17th at 9:00 AM Eastern the first 1,000 new customers to sign up will each receive $100 in service credit. Here’s how it works:  Be one of the first […]
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Linode, Minecraft on “Attack of the Show”

Nov 15, 2010 by Christopher Aker
Tonight’s Attack of the Show on G4 TV will feature a segment about Minecraft – the sandbox construction game that many of you are probably already obsessing over. If not, you should check out Minecraft’s site for information about how to get into the game. Linode was offered a chance to get involved by providing […]
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Rails Rumble 2010

Oct 15, 2010 by Christopher Aker
We’re excited to be sponsoring the Rails Rumble again this year, for the fourth year in a row. The Rumble is a 48 hour contest where 300 teams of one to four people work on designing the best (and functioning!) Ruby on Rails application — using Linodes to deploy them for evaluation by the expert […]
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Ubuntu 10.10 – Maverick Meerkat

Oct 10, 2010 by Christopher Aker
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” for both 32 and 64 bit through our deployment wizard. Please keep in mind Canonical will only be providing support for this version for 18 months – after which you’ll either have to upgrade or reinstall. There is always Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long Term […]
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Linode Turns 7, BIG RAM Increase

Jun 16, 2010 by Christopher Aker
Linode had its humble beginnings on this day seven years ago with just a handful of servers, a whole lot of time invested in code, and a dream to bring the benefits of virtualization to the masses. Over the past seven years we’ve seen cloud computing and virtualization explode into an industry unto itself, and […]
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Introducing the Linode Backup Service

May 4, 2010 by Christopher Aker
You do have backups, right? Yeah, we thought so. Backups are a good thing, but they’re tedious to configure and monitor. We’ve all heard the stories (and possibly experienced them) about some poor soul losing valuable data because the time wasn’t invested in a working backup system — or worse, false security was placed in […]
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Introducing StackScripts

Feb 9, 2010 by Christopher Aker
Need a way to quickly get a LAMP stack up and running that’s automatically tuned, tweaked and optimized for you? Ever wished there was a way to deploy a Wordpress stack that worked right out of the box? How about an easy way to deploy a cluster of identically configured Linodes? StackScripts™ provide a flexible […]
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Bandwidth Pooling

Feb 8, 2010 by Christopher Aker
While we’ve had network transfer/bandwidth pooling in our internal accounting for some time, it’s never been displayed in the Linode Manager — until now.  At the bottom of the main Linodes tab, you’ll now see a new section that displays the cumulative network transfer quotas for all your Linodes for this month, how much you’ve […]
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Linode and the Google Cyber Attacks

Jan 15, 2010 by Christopher Aker
Recent media coverage of cyber attacks appearing to originate from China against Google and other companies have mentioned a Linode VPS being involved.  No Linodes were involved in malicious activity related to this event.  In fact, it was Google itself that chose to use Linode to aid in their investigation of the attacks.  Google has […]
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Happy New Year, and New Employees

Jan 1, 2010 by Christopher Aker
We wanted to thank you for your business and wish you a Happy New Year!  2009 continued our trend of growth, both in customer base, and features and offerings.  Linode continues to grow as a company, and as such we’re pleased to announce three new hires: Brett Kaplan and Peter Sandin have joined Linode as […]
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