The Linux Foundation has introduced a number of new benefits for individual members, including discounted hardware pricing (up to 40 percent off) from Dell, HP and Lenovo, and the ability to lock in a permanent @linux.com email address.
"Users can now pay a flat one-time fee to make [their] e-mail address permanent," writes Ars Technica’s Ryan Paul. "Existing members can get the lifetime e-mail address for $150. New members can get a package of one-year membership and lifetime e-mail for $250. Regular annual dues are $99."