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#1 2012-09-14 02:36:07

syngin
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Linux news sites - recommendations

So I've looked around and can't really find decent, hardcore Linux news and articles. Everything seems focussed on home users, refugees, or desktop fiends. That's cool and all, but I'm not that demographic.

In summary, I'm looking for Linux news sites that are targeted at power-users and professionals. Any got any ideas?

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#2 2012-09-14 02:46:05

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Re: Linux news sites - recommendations

Not sure if this is in your demo or not, but Phronix has some good stuff to read up on.


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#3 2012-09-14 03:36:29

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#4 2012-09-14 03:53:18

syngin
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Re: Linux news sites - recommendations

Thanks - those two (particularly LWN) are much closer to the mark.

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#5 2012-09-14 04:01:10

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#6 2012-09-14 07:23:01

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There are some other sources, like https://lkml.org/ for the kernel stuff or distrowatch for distro news, depends how hardcore do you want to be :-)
You can read a recent reddit thread too: http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/ … _like_and/

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#7 2012-09-14 08:14:55

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#8 2012-09-14 10:50:20

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litemotiv wrote:

Usually karol is the one doing this

Jeeves has a day off. Young master will have to search himself. ;-)


https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 36#p853336

mikesd wrote:

I find http://news.ycombinator.com/ has an excellent signal to noise ratio.

How have things changed ... ;P


Quite a few of the links mentioned in these threads are Ubuntu-related or otherwise wouldn't IMHO fit in 'hardcore Linux news' category. Some are not active anymore (Google's Linux search, Arch's Rolling Release).

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#9 2012-09-14 12:23:26

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karol wrote:

+1 for lwn.net. The only problem is that the current week's LWN edition isn't free, so it's not a good site for security advisories unless you pay. But their articles are always excellent and cover everything from kernel development to desktop environments and applications.

Last edited by Morn (2012-09-14 12:23:51)

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#10 2012-09-14 19:40:14

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Morn wrote:

But their articles are always excellent and cover everything from kernel development to desktop environments and applications.

Some people could object to the 'always excellent' statement: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 00#p907900

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#11 2012-09-14 20:20:32

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Well, LWN is a fairly security-centered Linux news site, so I'm not surprised they considered lack of package signing an important problem. I don't think their article was all that one-sided, it just expressed their dismay at the outright refusal by (some) Arch devs to even consider package signing. They were not bashing Arch, but pointing out a real issue that needed fixing in their opinion. And fixed it was, even if it took another year. So to me it seems they were right and the Arch devs who refused were wrong.

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#12 2012-09-14 21:17:36

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Morn wrote:

So to me it seems they were right and the Arch devs who refused were wrong.


Sigh. Did you even read Dan's post?


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#13 2012-09-14 21:25:51

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jasonwryan wrote:
Morn wrote:

So to me it seems they were right and the Arch devs who refused were wrong.


Sigh. Did you even read Dan's post?

I think that's actually my mistake, I linked to that specific post to get not only the link to lwn (in my reply to Inxsible), but also Dan's opinion ... but I forgot not everyone has to know that Dan goes by the username 'toofishes' on the forums.
I should have provided the link to his blog too.

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#14 2012-09-15 11:39:42

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jasonwryan wrote:
Morn wrote:

So to me it seems they were right and the Arch devs who refused were wrong.


Sigh. Did you even read Dan's post?

tl;dr

No matter what the detailed backstory is, it certainly looks like Arch only adopted package signing after some very serious outside prodding. I don't care about who was skiing when in Colorado, all that matters is that this issue was only resolved by the developers when it was all over the blogosphere and everone pointed fingers and laughed at Arch. So thank God for LWN's trolling article, because otherwise this feature might have taken another decade.

If the devs really had the first patches in 2008/9, they should have gone ahead with the feature then to avoid all this fuss. But they didn't, so they shouldn't blame LWN now for the massive and well-deserved negative publicity Arch got at the time.

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#15 2012-09-15 15:05:04

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Re: Linux news sites - recommendations

moderator comment: Let's not talk about package signing please. pacman has had that feature for over a year. Yes LWN made a mistake. They also have some really good articles. If you don't like them, don't read them. No one's forcing you.

Morn, You are trolling. It's obvious you didn't read what Dan wrote.


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#16 2012-09-15 15:31:30

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seems we're getting a bit (a lot) off subject. @__@
syngin give this site a look. http://librenix.com/


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#17 2012-09-15 16:36:10

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Morn wrote:

+1 for lwn.net. The only problem is that the current week's LWN edition isn't free, so it's not a good site for security advisories unless you pay.

If I am not mistaken, LWN's security advisories articles are free.

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#18 2012-09-15 18:10:18

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And of course let's not forget http://seclists.org


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#19 2012-09-16 00:40:51

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I just read phoronix. And not because its good but because the walls of text on other sites hurts my eyes. It would be great if they weren't cheap on bandwidth and used pictures like other news sites, but at the very least having a format like phoronix/slashdot would be nice. These just seem like they belong on mailing lists/usenet, not on the web.

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#20 2012-09-16 12:49:20

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boast wrote:

I just read phoronix. And not because its good but because the walls of text on other sites hurts my eyes. It would be great if they weren't cheap on bandwidth and used pictures like other news sites

Phoronics uses photos and graphs. What pictures did you have in mind? I don't think every article needs some kind of stock image t accompany it.

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