Linux.com

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Linux.com
LinuxDotComLogo.png
Web address www.linux.com
Slogan "The Source For Linux Information"
Commercial? Yes
Type of site News
Registration Optional
Available in English
Owner Linux Foundation
Launched 1999
Revenue Advertising and store
Alexa rank positive decrease 14,171 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Online

Linux.com is the name of 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. The vanity mail @linux.com is granted only to people who are committed to the community and Linux distributions.

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 Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  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. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 

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