Making the case for LWN.net

As Linux continues to grow in popularity, I come across more and more users, this is always a good thing because I enjoy to discuss Linux naturally.  However, I’m consistently running into people who strive for great information, yet aren’t familiar with LWN.  I’ve always felt the need to stay as informed as possible on the direction of Linux at the lowest levels, over the years it’s been a very useful asset knowing the caveats of different kernels such as bugs, limitations and new tunable parameters (via /sys /proc sysctl etc.).  I used to religiously read the Linux kernel mailing lists, until it grew and grew until the point where sifting through the shear amount of dialoge can be quite a challenge.

After this frustration, a few years ago I setup a LWN.net account which is primary written by the well known Linux contributor Jonathan Corbet with a variety of contributors.  There are many free elements to the site, however to take full advantage, you’re going to have to pony up a little bit of money, which goes to support the site, the contributions range from $3.50 per month to $50.00 per month.

LWN aggregates and sorts some of the most important Linux information into one location, they also produce some of the most influential Linux content on the web, many LWN discussions have led to changes made in the Linux Kernel.  There is the weekly addition which covers important topics of the week including security alerts, kernel updates, distribution news, development updates (new software releases) also included is Q&A sessions, uniquely generated content and more.

I may sound like a pitchman, but LWN has served me very well over the years and it may not be for everyone, but it’s certainly worth a shot :)

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