The Linux.com Article Database

Once upon a time, there was a great Linux community site called Linux.com. Every day on Linux.com, 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, Linux.com 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 Linux.com 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 Linux.com database at the point at which it ceased to publish new content (October 2001). This includes news items and internal Linux.com 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 Linux.com used to look, Garrett LeSage (ex linux.com 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.

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How To Install Quake 1
Quake arrived at the doors of Linux four years ago, the first big-time game to appear there. Back in 1996, companies such as Loki Software didn't exist. Quake became the hobbyists' OS of id software employees, who decided it would be cool to port it to Linux. Fancy installers or comprehensive guides didn't exist, just a few readme's and some binaries. If you'd like to play Quake again, this article covers step-by-step installation. (17/Nov/2000 - 8592 bytes)
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