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News Aggregators

  • DistroWatchLinux distro release news and a weekly newsletter. Also has a decent list of Linux/open source focused podcasts.
  • Slashdot — As old as the internet, has changed hands too many times to count and is run by idiots. However the community that visits/comments on the articles are top notch.
  • SoylentNews — A fork of Slashdot from early 2014 (the infamous "Slashdot Beta" era). Good, but much smaller community.

Written Articles

  • ArsTechnica — Decent writers on staff. Covers all things tech. Sometimes may be biased when talking about Linux, that's why it's called ArseTechnica sometimes.
  • Phoronix — Free and open-source software news, benchmarks, and more!
  • The Register — Important stories reported with a loose feel of attempted hipness. The security section is particularly fun. Verity Stob, a pseudonymous columnist, is amusing.
  • TorrentFreak — Focus on torrent and copyright issues. If your tracker is down, these guys will know why.
  • Wired — More consumerist than ArsTechnica and falling towards clickbait headlines and political correctness with declining tech content as of 2021. Good security section.
  • Armed and Dangerous — "Sex, software, politics, and firearms. Life's simple pleasures..." ESR's blog
  • N-O-D-E — Technical projects
  • IEEE Spectrum — General technology news
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology — As it says on the tin. Well known for its inside stories, to the point it is known as Aviation Leak & Space Mythology


Various trade press:

Ham Radio
  • RTL-SDR — RTL-SDR (RTL2832U) and software defined radio news and projects. Also featuring Airspy, HackRF, FCD, SDRplay and more.
  • QRPer — News with a focus on QRP (low power, often small and portable) ham radio
  • QRZ Now — General ham radio news
  • Hackaday — News on hardware projects, including ham radio. Also a This week in security-column. Also related to the DIY project site Hackaday.io.
  • LinuxGizmos — News with a focus on embedded single board computers (SBC), many run Linux. Formerly known as LinuxDevices. Has a extensive overview of SBCs.
  • Low Tech Magazine — News on practical low tech, often based on old technologies.

Linux Focus News

  • LWN — Started as Linux Weekly News but is now wider in scope. It provides in-depth articles and the editor, Jonathan Corbet, is a kernel hacker. It is semi subscription based with a free edition the subsequent Thursday.
  • The Linux Journal — News about GNU/Linux Software
  • OMG! Ubuntu! — News about GNU/Linux Software with a focus on Ubuntu. Claims to be the most popular Ubuntu-based news-site on the web.

Society and Culture

  • EFF — Legal issues and open internet news.
  • TechDirt — Focuses more on legal and copyright issues than general technology.
  • Neon Dystopia — Focus on society, games and trends, with a Cyberpunk angle.


  • Going Linux — Biweekly beginner linux podcast which takes it's time and lives on listener feedback.
  • Jupiter Broadcasting — A podcasting network with several excellent tech related shows.
  • Risky Business — Weekly infosec podcast featuring security news, feature interviews and a sponsored interview.
  • Brian Lunduke — The Lunduke Hour. He is head editor for The Linux Journal too