How to follow Linux Developments
Phronix is highly featured.
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Get your RSS feed readers ready because here is my list of the best sites/feeds to stay in touch with the latest developments in the linux community. This is the short list — there are many personal/professional blogs/sites that should be included in a full list. But, most of them are aggregated in the following sites.
I list this site first because it is my new favorite Linux news site. Actually, it is much more than just a news site; they produce a Linux benchmarking suite called PTS (Phoronix Test Suite) that tests the performance of every aspect of the Linux system including cpus/compilers, graphics cards/drivers and kernel/distro releases. This benchmarking alone is instrumental in helping Linux progess, but they also provide a news feed of generally well thought out articles on important releases and software and hardware developments in the Linux ecosystem. If you have limited time and can only follow important hapennings in the Linux world, I suggest you subscribe to Phoronix’s RSS feed.
LXER.com is a comprehensive Linux news agregation site for Linux stories. You can think of it like slashdot for only Linux. Articles are posted from a range of sources including personal blogs and professional journals such as CNET, ArsTechnia. LXER combined with Linux Today (see the following) cover all your basis as far as linux news goes.
Very similar to LXER but with a separate submission process. Linux Today also has its own set of original articles. The site tends tends to promote a range of articles from the extremely important to trivial, but is a good browse for any Linux enthusiast.
This used to be a Linux news aggregation site similar to Linux Today and LXer, but it was recently purchased by the Linux Foundation. They have released a beta version of the new site including social networking features, a comprehensive forum and the ability to create your own Linux articles. When it goes live, it should be a very nice Linux portal.
Of course, who can forget digg.com’s linux’s section (and the linux upcoming section)? While it has a lot of overlap with LinuxToday and LXer, it is a good interactive supplement to your daily Linux news dose.
And we shouldn’t forget about the great Linux forums. Here are the ones I actively particpate in:
Another great way to follow developments in the Linux community is through linux podcasts. A few come to mind (jupiter broadcasting and linux outlaws), but this is really a subject for another post.
Don't forget LWN (http://www.lwn.net, the subscription is a few dollars/euros well spent),
and of course marc.info (my favorite way to keep up to date on current kernel progress).
Also if you're interested in a bit more technical but more bleeding edge news, can also see if the components you're interested in have an RSS link in their repo site. Personally like it I can just check with browser if there's new changes instead of having to pull all the time. :3
Heh how could you forget, http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com/. Controversial yes but usually entertaining and well written.