The Article Database

Once upon a time, there was a great Linux community site called Every day on, dozens of volunteers from the Linux community would spend many hours of their time writing new articles, moderating comments and generally keeping the site looking like a professional resource, attracting several hundred thousand page views each day.

Unfortunately, for various reasons, no longer exists in that format, replaced instead with a mostly automated system that pulls content from elsewhere on the web.

One of the key things that made great, however, was that the vast majority of content on the site was published under the Open Content License. This allows for anyone to reproduce the content for free, providing the terms of the license are met.

On that basis, I've decided to re-publish (almost) all of the items that were in the main database at the point at which it ceased to publish new content (October 2001). This includes news items and internal announcements as well as full length articles; basically anything that was in the news/article system.

This gives the volunteers a chance to find a copy of their work, and also keeps the content available for the rest of the Linux community to benefit from and away from the bit-bucket.

Thank you to all those who contributed to the site!

If you find an item that shouldn't be here, then please let me know

If you'd like to see how used to look, Garrett LeSage (ex art director) has some Screenshots Online as part of his portfolio

At this point you can do one of three things to find old articles:
a) Search by Author(s)
b) Use the Category Browser
or c) use the Full Text Search below.

Full Text Search

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Tick this box to search articles as well as titles


Mom 'n' Pop: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test for Linux
Linux has a lot going for it. It allows, even encourages, people to participate the computing experience. Linux is a workhorse -- it refuses to quit even under circumstances that would deep-six some other operating systems. Linux is esteemed for its flexibility and robustness. And Linux is educational. I've been using Linux for about two and a half years and I've learned something new every single day and continue to do so. I would probably have given up my com-"putrid" science studies if it weren't for the faint hope that one day people will be more interested in getting things done than in getting rich, and Linux is the symbol of that hope. If this praise sounds excessive, that's because I'm about to make a few choice cuts.... (21/Sep/1999 - 8150 bytes)