Linux.com

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Linux.com
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Type of site
News
Available inEnglish
OwnerLinux Foundation
RevenueAdvertising and store
Websitewww.linux.com
Alexa rankIncrease 21,832 (As of 19 March 2019)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched1999; 20 years ago (1999)
Current statusOnline

Linux.com is a website owned by the Linux Foundation. The site is currently a central source for Linux information, software, documentation and answers across the server, desktop/netbook, mobile, and embedded areas. Linux.com offers free Linux tutorials, news and blogs, discussion forums and groups, a Linux software and hardware directory, and a job board.

Much like Linux itself, Linux.com plans to rely on the community to create and drive the content and conversation. Linux.com membership has an annual fee of $99, with a discounted price of $25 for students.

History[edit]

Originally, the site was owned by Andover.net, which was taken over by VA Linux Systems (which later changed into VA Software, and then SourceForge, Inc., now Geeknet). It was dedicated to providing news and services to the free and open source software community. The site reported 25 million hits in the first month of operation.

Linux.com suspended the publication of new articles in December 2008, but implied in an announcement on New Year's Day 2009 that publication would shortly resume after unspecified changes to the site; legal considerations were given as the reason why the anticipated changes were not clearly described.[2]

On March 3, 2009, the Linux Foundation announced that they would be taking over management of Linux.com.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Linux.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  2. ^ Linux.com staff. A new year, a new Linux.com. Linux.com. 2009 Jan 1.
  3. ^ John Fontana (2009-03-03). "Linux Foundation taking over Linux.com site". Network World. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2010-10-02.

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