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Top Ten Linux Related Web Sites - page 3

Introduction

  • August 20, 1999
  • By Will Weisner
Slashdot

Slashdot

If Freshmeat is the nervous system of the Linux community, then Slashdot is definitely its mouthpiece; The site concentrates on technical and scientific articles, as well as Linux stories. However, what really sets Slashdot apart from all other web sites of its kind are the comments attached to each story. Anyone can log in for free and write a comment, which will instantly be posted to the site. If they wish, readers can comment on comments, resulting in long, tree-like discussions which can continue ad infinitum (particularly sensational or interesting stories can easily garner 200 or more comments). This kind of interaction has made Slashdot less of a website, and more of a living, breathing behemoth of digitized information. Its ultimate dues is the "Slashdot Effect," which is what happens to web servers with slow connections, which inevitably crash after being linked into this site.

Slashdot sometimes draws criticism for its often wild discussions and quirky attitude; but whether you love it or hate it, there can be no doubting its impact on the Linux legions of the Internet.

Linux Today

Linux Today

For completeness, nothing can compare to www.linuxtoday.com for Linux news. Daily visits to this site will reveal listings of practically every mention of Linux in the mainstream press (both print and on the web), and in general will provide the inside scoop on all important Linux happenings. This site is definitely a "must" for keeping up with the fast-changing world of Linux.

Linux Weekly News

Linux Weekly News

Another worthwhile news site is The Linux Weekly News, which bills itself as "Dedicated to keeping Linux users up-to-date, with concise news for all interests." This site boasts many original editorials, and is worth scoping out for its informed opinions on Linux and Open Source.

Kernel Notes

Kernel Notes

Unlike the other "news" sites, www.kernelnotes.org specializes in one thing: the Linux kernel and the frequent updates and additions to it. If you enjoy customizing your kernel, then this really is the site for you: they catalog all the releases, providing a list of the major updates found in each one, as well as keeping track of the hard to find "unofficial" patches. Look at the bottom of the page for useful links to documentation, distributions, and more.

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