Don’t you just love the sight of that? I don’t anything about Linux, really, but for those of you who can’t get enough of Linux, then this credit card is for you. Normally, I would discourage anyone who wants to get his hands on another a credit card, but this is something that is worth making an exception for, don’t you think?

I can already see Linux geeks out there drooling at the first glimpse of this credit card, which is the result of a collaboration between The Linux Foundation and CardPartner Inc. (in cooperation with UMB Bank). It’s a Visa card and will function just like every other credit card out there. The plus is that when you use the card, you will be helping out a good cause: to promote Linux. The funds that are raised from this program will be used specifically for technical events for the Linux community as well as travel grants for open source community members. Here are some details about The Linux Foundation Credit Card:

  1. No Annual Fee.
  2. Low Introductory APR on purchases and no balance transfer fees for 6 months.
  3. Earn bonus points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise, cash-back and more at participating merchants.
  4. $50 donation by the bank when you first use the card and ongoing contributions.
  5. Enhanced Visa Platinum benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Customer Service, 100% Fraud Protection, Auto Rental and Travel Accident Insurance and much more.

If anything, the fact that there is no annual fee is already a good deal. I did take a look at the fine print, though, and the APR goes from 0% to 12.99% on your 7th month! I guess it is too good to be true, huh? In any case, if you just want the card and not really use it that much, it’s still a pretty good idea to get one. (You can apply at CardPartner.)

Linux enthusiasts – are you going to apply for one?

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