Barton leads Linux marketing and community engagement in Dell’s Laptop and Workstation division. Besides managing the division’s Linux portfolio, he is the founder and lead of Project Sputnik, a line of Linux-based laptop for developers. He regularly works with developers, customers, analysts and press.
Prior to his 10+ years at Dell, Barton spent 13 years at Sun Microsystems in a variety of roles from manufacturing to product and corporate marketing. He spent his last three years there as an Open Source evangelist, blogger, and driver of Sun’s GNU/Linux strategy and relationships. Barton began his professional career out of college with a four year stint in Tokyo at Sony working with ISVs for Sony’s UNIX-based “NEWS” workstation.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barton headed east for higher education and attended Williams College and Harvard Business School. He is a single father of three with whom he happily resides with in Austin, TX.
Episode | August 21st, 2019 | 42 mins
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Test more than 230 operating systems right from your browser! While you're doing that, listen to an interview with Dell's Barton George about Project Sputnik and some brand new Linux hardware.