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

Search String:
Tick this box to search articles as well as titles


LUG Special Interest Groups

Just a few years ago, it was common to find several people within an existing Users Group, such as a Unix Users Group, who were interested in Linux and thus started a special interest group (SIG) within the group to discuss Linux. Today, Linux Users Groups have grown to become their own Users Groups focusing entirely on Linux. Has Linux become popular enough to start spawning SIGs of their own? Yes. I say they have.

The recent growth within Linux Users Groups, has started to attract a wide variety of members with a wide variety of interests. Groups have started to become challenged to provide content to please all these different types of members. More experienced members with Linux are becoming bored by the discussions of modem and printer problems by new users, and new members are being overwhelmed by discussions of kernel modules, programming, 3dfx development, cross platform architectures, and other advanced topics which are typically beyond grasp of the average new Linux user. (23/Jan/2000 - 5548 bytes)