and interviews related to technology, science, politics, or other "news for nerds." Then
everyone piles on with their own commentaries. Having your book or project "slash-
dotted" means you have made the big time -- although you are as likely to get crushed
as you are to get praised.
) -- Some say that Digg·com has become more
popular than Slashdot for providing articles relating to Linux. You can vote on which
articles are most interesting to you.
) -- The place to look for information regarding legal
issues surrounding open source software.
Linux Today (
) -- This site gathers news that is of particular
interest to software developers and IT managers.
) -- Produces a weekly newsletter covering a range of Linux topics.
) -- Bills itself as the "Online Newspaper for Linux
and Open Source." Contains many original articles, as well as links to up-to-the-minute
open source stories from other locations on the Web.
) -- Covers news articles related to Linux issues
around the world.
Linux at Wikipedia (
) -- Contains an
excellent write-up of what Linux is, and includes other Wikipedia links to related topics,
companies, and issues. Also, provides a good understanding of Linux history and
) -- Provides Linux information, news, tips, articles, and
Regularly publishes articles on Linux and UNIX.
If you need help or have questions about Linux, here are a few sites to try:
Linux Questions (
) -- In addition to offering forums on
different Linux distributions, this is a great place to ask questions related to hardware
compatibility, security, and networking. The site also has some good tutorials, as well as
reviews of books and Linux distributions.
Google Linux (
) -- Search for Linux-specific information from
this part of the Google search site.
Linux Forums (
) -- Contains active forums on your favorite
distributions and has active IRC channels as well.
The Linux Documentation Project (
) -- Offers a wide range of HOWTOs,
guides, FAQs, man pages, and other documentation related to Linux.
Linux Help (
) -- Offers forums, news, and current information
about the Linux kernel. Also contains information about finding Linux mailing lists,
newsgroups, and user groups.
Entering the Linux Community