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A new year, a new Linux.com

By Linux.com Staff on January 01, 2009 (2:00:00 PM)

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Many of you have commented that our NewsVac section hasn't been refreshed since the middle of last month. Others have noticed that our story volume has dropped off. Changes are coming to Linux.com, and until they arrive, you won't see any new stories on the site.

For legal reasons, we can't tell you yet about what's coming -- but we're not joining forces with Microsoft or any other proprietary software company. As soon as we can tell you, you'll hear it here first.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Bill_KY on January 01, 2009 02:17 PM
I have only recently joined the forums, but I have enjoyed them. I hope the planned changes will strengthen your site. Linux.com has become the first site to which I go for all things Linux. Best wishes for the year!

But perhaps a better forum search engine?

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Re(1): A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 90.200.32.141] on January 29, 2009 08:37 PM
yeah? so what are you saying, that you reckon linux.com is frequented by handbag buyers?

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Yawn

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 63.251.108.100] on January 12, 2009 06:48 PM
By the time they finally come up with something, no one will care anymore. I already no longer do. The poster who said linux.com is the most wasted domain on the Internet appears to be right.

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 62.235.145.250] on January 29, 2009 07:54 PM
common boy's - i don't want change - I want articles!!! I need the goodies!!!

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 119.236.66.17] on January 01, 2009 02:29 PM
And merging News & NewsVac please? I have subscribed both RSS feeds, but I can't tell their differences.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.168.250.142] on January 01, 2009 02:54 PM
Legal reasons cut me a brake! Do you want me to tell them the truth?

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spelling ?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 74.130.75.143] on January 01, 2009 03:51 PM
cut me a break ?

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 80.7.8.136] on January 01, 2009 03:55 PM
Are you being bought out or something? Or maybe a sea change in staff?

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Leaked

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.200.222.17] on January 01, 2009 05:25 PM
Roblimo finally convinced them to switch to Windows. As soon as he can figure out the HTML code, Linux.com will redirect to Windows.com.

Linux.com: The most wasted domain on the internet.

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Re: Leaked

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.75.130.34] on January 03, 2009 01:28 AM
One can see directly from his posting elsewhere that Robin Miller is no longer employed here. My interest in this site is hence greatly diminished as a result even without these child games. Maybe this comment will be edited out by this new "staff"??

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Re(1): Leaked

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.200.222.17] on January 03, 2009 04:13 PM
I didn't know that Robin was terminated. But, that does further support the redirect theory. Who needs writers and editors when a HTTP 301 will suffice. Cheaper too.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 64.252.3.49] on January 01, 2009 05:51 PM
"For legal reasons" you can't tell us what's coming?

Why?

Are you being bought or sued?

"Enquiring Minds Want to Know" ;-)

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 96.241.71.243] on January 01, 2009 05:57 PM
Well I'll have to go some where else. This approach to managing a site is irresponsible. It the kind of behavior and sensitivity I expect from Microsoft or other arrogant business mooks. No warning, no explanation, no reminder .... heads up until an inquiry ?

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.82.119.158] on January 01, 2009 06:14 PM
Err... Wouldnt this post be a warning? Saying they cant talk about it (which for all intend and purpose is true) is their explanation... and the fact that there wont be any new storys is a reminder.

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Re(1): A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Mike on January 02, 2009 12:11 AM
But as open source advocates, they should be telling us more.

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Re(2): A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.27.12.160] on January 03, 2009 05:18 AM
Oh, just get over yourself and be patient.

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Re(3): A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 146.141.15.228] on January 26, 2009 02:51 PM
... running low here...

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 91.107.75.252] on January 01, 2009 07:57 PM
Looking forward to anything that makes the site bigger and better, particularly in terms of more original content. That said, I agree with the point about the search facilities on the site being a bit weak.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.169.154.48] on January 01, 2009 08:38 PM
Isn't Linux.com a subsidiary of Slashdot.com? I doubt they are being bought out. Still, the only other reason I could think of is that some big corporations are involved and they don't want to cause tension with their Microsoft partnership just yet.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.6.65.36] on January 01, 2009 09:48 PM
They're in there with Slashdot, ThinkGeek, SourceForge.... Just look at the bottom of the page... I don't think they're going anywhere...

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Mike on January 02, 2009 12:09 AM
Yeah. Hmm. Gotta tell you I hope the site get's better and stronger. But to say for legal reasons and to not give us any idea what's going on and improvements does kind of seem against the whole open thing that Linux and OSS stands for, no?

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.235.170.22] on January 02, 2009 03:40 AM
New Years resolution: relax.
It takes work to refresh/rebuild/redo a website/forum and I'm sure the good folks here have their hands full. So I like a good mystery and look forward to the upcoming changes with optimism... and no I'm _not_ associated with'em - I just like to visit...

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Irony

Posted by: Fletch on January 02, 2009 07:22 AM
Linux.com/Newsforge.com....news about "Open-ness"

...but we can't tell you what's going on with out business.

I do understand "legalese", but one does have to enjoy the hypocrisy...it's priceless :)

Haz

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What Comes After SourceForge and Slashdot?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 96.28.228.176] on January 02, 2009 07:53 AM

Re: What Comes After SourceForge and Slashdot?

Posted by: Mike on January 02, 2009 08:41 AM
Again the secrecy is hypocritical to the open attitude they say they support.

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Re: What Comes After SourceForge and Slashdot?

Posted by: Mike on January 02, 2009 09:32 AM
Well the new CEO they hired was CEO of a lot of advertising companies.....

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Re(1): What Comes After SourceForge and Slashdot?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 194.205.142.82] on January 02, 2009 10:29 AM
well I suppose that'll mean clicking through a half dozen more ad pages before actually getting to any info froma newsvac/news article

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 64.30.69.252] on January 02, 2009 01:47 PM
What a crock of shit....legal reasons.

I agree, linux.com is a wasted domain.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 59.56.45.149] on January 02, 2009 03:56 PM
great

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 79.126.133.197] on January 02, 2009 05:57 PM
@Mike and all positives
I also hope that the site will get better and stronger.

@all trolls
NO linux.com is not a wasted domain, first of all, do U know that does 'wasted domain' really mean??
Look at all the domains Microsoft has bought, and they don't use them, just keep them. NOW those are wasted domains.
If you wanna bash or something, go to youtube.

@linux.com
Hope you get stronger and better, we the community need you.

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Indeed, a great opportunity for Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 190.10.28.6] on January 02, 2009 06:01 PM
As you might have noticed, Groklaw has slowed down the publishing of SCO v IBM notes since the middle of December 2008.

Within the members only section, Groklaw announced the slow down was related to infrastructure improvements.

If Linux.com plans well its next move, it could try to approach Groklaw readers.

By the way, I found an interesting timeline of Groklaw's beginnings at http://www.krsaborio.net/research/linux/related/groklaw.htm

Happy new year to Linux.com!

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: PerlCoder on January 02, 2009 08:02 PM
Where do all these trolls come from? You would think that the MS fan-boys would have their own website somewhere to criticize.

I'm looking forward to the changes, but I hope none of the essentials disappear. Linux.com has provided a lot of great tools for helping me learn Linux, and helping me help others learn Linux.

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WTF?!?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 89.38.226.129] on January 02, 2009 11:09 PM
Hello,Earth here.Linux.com readers,hear me?!?

What's wrong with you people?

1.Who the f*ck said anything about "legal reasons"?
2.Why do you make such a noise for a simple redesign of the website?

You sound like these people don't have the permission to improve this website.Improving a website usually implies "pausing" the old site until the improved version is in place.

They just made a post announcing that the site will be out until they finish the new version.They aren't robots.They can't do a milion things at once.They have a family,a job,a life,you know...

I don't think Linux.com editors/webadmins deserve the bashing they get!
Stop being so micro$hit in attitude!! >:(

Linux.com,thank you for being the best Linux information site ;-) Can't wait for the improved version ^.^

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Re: WTF?!?

Posted by: Mike on January 02, 2009 11:47 PM
Hmmmmmm we may have got "legas reasons" from THIS LINE:

"For legal reasons, we can't tell you yet about what's coming"

from THE ARTICLE.

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Re(1): WTF?!?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.200.222.17] on January 03, 2009 04:16 PM
What? You expect him to RTFA? This is an OSTG property. No article reading will be tollerated. Now GTFO n00b!

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Rubberman on January 03, 2009 02:06 AM
Personally, I hope you aren't making changes just to make changes. I have found this site very informative and useful over the past year or two and would miss having so much Linux-centric info in one place. All the other sites, such as Linux Watch, et al, are generally less than useful.

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"Laid off, losing my house, and worried about health insurance" - perhaps what they don't want to ta

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.75.130.34] on January 03, 2009 03:03 AM

Re:

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 79.113.57.125] on January 03, 2009 10:05 AM
Ouch. That's bad...:(

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Cool

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 97.119.203.38] on January 03, 2009 03:06 AM
Looking forward to the new content.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 200.159.136.71] on January 03, 2009 06:06 PM
I can't understand, no news, no explanations, legal reasons...?
What's new? What is so misterious...?

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 206.222.198.12] on January 03, 2009 10:04 PM
I love a good surprise.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 70.226.163.142] on January 03, 2009 11:35 PM
People. You're reading way too much into this. They have changes in mind, and they aren't ready to announce them. That's as much as they've said, and that's as much as we know. The transparency built into the GPL doesn't mean they have to reveal their business plan or issue reports on where they are in it.

I, for one, welcome the new version of linux.com.

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 80.132.133.73] on January 04, 2009 10:44 AM
No, the problem is this legal secrecy that was mentioned in the article.

If they would have said we just want to finish the changes and then we will talk about them then this would not make such
answers.
But they said some lawyers - or maybe directly the law itself - is holding them up from speaking about the changes.
So, every logical riddle loving geek is going to speculate what law could hold up what business change. You understand?

That said, I am also welcomg the new versions of linux.com.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 62.227.203.36] on January 03, 2009 11:59 PM
Reminds me of that old joke:

Q: How do you keep a moron in suspense?

A: I'll tell you later.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.168.199.100] on January 04, 2009 02:32 PM
Ok, lets go, 2009 is here and i don't see any new linux .com

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.168.199.100] on January 04, 2009 02:44 PM
I agree with you, we are many days into 2009 and no new linux.com If you had your ducks in a row and things ready to go you would not even have to mention the word "LEGAL" I guess were all moron's here........................................ So sad........................................ Goes to to you what kind of Open source sight this really is. Everybody can take there sheets off over there heads now and move on. Try www.linux.org. There are allot of wonderful open source Linux sights that have not become politically corrupted or filled with greed yet.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 24.9.63.151] on January 04, 2009 03:56 PM
that sounds good.
was wondering. why article was not coming..

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 74.166.251.205] on January 04, 2009 04:24 PM
"but we're not joining forces with Microsoft or any other proprietary software company."

Was that added to the statement? I don't recall that line originally being posted.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 99.231.110.92] on January 04, 2009 06:42 PM
Patience. Just because you're on Internet time doesn't mean everything will or have to happen immediately. Or when you want it to.

Just wait until the announcement is made. That's what feed readers are for.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 65.71.70.36] on January 05, 2009 07:00 AM
hi linux people
i tried linux all different like ubantu,mandriva,fedora and nice thing but only one problem that very hard to install like make partition and host config
i hope it's going be fix soon
bye the way with very happy new year

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.200.222.17] on January 05, 2009 01:38 PM
English such bad in Texas speaking are they. Even not understand says Yoda.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 202.89.61.25] on January 05, 2009 08:02 PM
Oh come on... this is the internet. We come here for news. Isn't the internet supposed to be about getting the information when you want it? If the information isn't coming, then what's the point? It'd be like a beer that suddenly decided it was going to stop selling beer because they want to add green food colouring and haven't yet got the green food colouring. People will look for other bars. Does anyone have recommendations for opensource news sites?

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 96.235.138.54] on January 05, 2009 08:05 PM
Yawn.......I'm not impressed with the way Linux .com has diverted us to it forum page on initial log in.
Is this the new look? i could have done this by clicking on the forum link..........

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 134.241.11.249] on January 05, 2009 09:02 PM
stop your bitching...

don't you people know what a non disclosure agreement is?

chill outtttt

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Mike on January 05, 2009 11:55 PM
Where is it mentioned about a non disclosure agreement?

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 96.235.138.54] on January 05, 2009 09:33 PM
# A non-disclosure agreement or confidentiality agreement is used when you have an unpatented idea that you need to show to a third party and you want that party to not reveal any information about your idea.
# The inventor is the one who usually provides the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) at the meeting.
# In summary, the other party signs in a non-disclosure agreement that he/she will not disclose any of the information about your invention, except under terms as described in the contract, and will not market the idea or compete with you.

In closing: Is this not a open source sight? In must not be if a non-disclosure agreement is needed.

Definition of Open source: "To be considered as open source software, media and information by the community development industry."

Now I'm really confused..........

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 218.219.203.156] on January 06, 2009 02:02 AM
Is it a joke to bring forum as top page? I thought this place was worth it with its articles.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.211.237.30] on January 06, 2009 05:29 AM
Yeah, the deal with the forum coming up is slightly irritating.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Seraphyn on January 06, 2009 07:15 PM
The Change is an upcoming forum when i Enter the URL?
Okay, using linux.com since beginning but something like that is a little bit irritating...
Would be nice to hear something from the Webmasters...

Greetings Seraphyn

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Confirmed: Great opportunity for Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 190.10.28.6] on January 06, 2009 07:20 PM
Pamela Jones has announced Groklaw is going to devote most of its resources to "fix up any flaws in our historical collection of every important event in the SCO saga".

See http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20090105033126835

Linux.com could use this opportunity to fill the gap for Groklaw readers.

As a side note, http://www.exintl.com/web-archive/documents/index.html contains a timeline of events involving Pamela Jones as director of public affairs for a company named MedAbility, a company was hired by Exemplar International to conduct all HIPAA compliance auditing, analysis and training.

http://www.exintl.com/web-archive/documents/2003-04-14.htm is the unfamous press release probably used by Maureen O'Gara in 2005 to unmask Pamela Jones as told by http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/05/09/1032230&tid=188&tid=1&tid=106 .

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Pity the articles...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 190.132.253.68] on January 08, 2009 04:38 AM
This website was THE website for articles and news -- and who needs yet another forum?

Let's hope the changes are done soon, and raticles and news start flowing agian.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.168.251.19] on January 08, 2009 01:42 PM
Linux.com......... I think its time we here from you. Saying NOTHING say allot about your motives and character. Step up and do the right thing and let your followers know what is going on. I hope you have not become a victim of our economy if so our community has lost a good sight.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 128.100.167.67] on January 08, 2009 03:19 PM
I didn't realize this site HAD a forum until it started directing linux.com to the forum page. Like some of the other commenters, I come here for the articles and news. However, since "Changes are coming to Linux.com, and until they arrive, you won't see any new stories on the site", I am assuming that having the site go to the forum page is only temporary, until new stories and articles start to appear again. After all, why direct visitors to a page that won't be updated for a while, why not send them (at least temporarily) to a page that is active?

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 90.185.36.23] on January 08, 2009 10:38 PM
Just head over to linuxtoday.com - almost the same articles as linux.com - same standards.

Cheers

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geez ...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.98.176.233] on January 08, 2009 10:39 PM
Very strange that so many people in here are questioning motives, etc. This is just ridiculous. What makes you feel so entitled? Given, it was a slight tease, but come on. Like they're getting ready to announce they're going to sponsor a penguin massacre or something?

Why don't we be more "productive" with our comments, and just focus on speculation?

I can only guess that one of the open source companies has bought some interest in the site.

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Re: geez ...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.152.79.57] on January 08, 2009 11:00 PM
Microsoft.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 74.166.251.205] on January 08, 2009 11:13 PM
The Editor and chief is gone, likely the staff as well. It's not realistic to think the site will be running again any time soon.

"Changes are coming to Linux.com" doesn't say good or bad changes, just changes.

"For legal reasons" tells you this has nothing to do with site redesign. This is about the corporation and money.

"...but we're not joining forces with Microsoft or any other proprietary software company." That doesn't preclude selling out to them though.

Who can say what will happen, only the SourceForge Inc management and lawyers know for sure, and they are not talking.

My prediction is that the site will stay as is for at least the rest of January, unless of course SourceForge sells before then.

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.82.87.191] on January 09, 2009 02:27 AM
Just reading the title hints at what is happening within this site. It's likely that many of the writers lefted and they're trying to replace them. This site won't be updated for a while. "legal reasons," sure.....
http://dd4tech.blogspot.com

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Re(1): A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.38.36.196] on January 12, 2009 04:29 AM
The writers didn't leave. They just stop getting new assignments. All the stuff that ran for the last month or so was stuff piled up in the slush pile from earlier contributions.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 218.219.203.156] on January 09, 2009 12:57 PM
Do these people have any pride in running a domain like 'linux.com'? but just leave and let some average forum site on top page without showing the users what this site is worth for? I think it's important for Linux itself to have the site 'linux.com' something great, or average people go 'Oh, average site, maybe OS is average too.'

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Norberto Bensa on January 09, 2009 07:32 PM
Instead of moving the forum on my face you could have put a "we're working on the site" png... Oh well, another dot com closes. Goodbye Linux.com!!

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 74.176.113.189] on January 09, 2009 11:17 PM
I still can't figure out how to access * recent* content. If you have just died and won't be presenting interesting content anymore, have the decency to tell us and soon. Otherwise. I'll take the hint and remove this bookmark forever and fondly remember what you used to be.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.168.251.19] on January 10, 2009 01:55 PM
Dear Linux.com

You know, I thought something was up when Lisa Hoover vanished. As well a a few other good people. Any body that can read between the lines can figure out what is going on here. Its so sad when money greed and politics have such a affect on Open source such as this sight. Look at were Microsoft is due to money greed and politics. (I am not a MS user and have not been for a very very long time) Reason? There greed was digging way to far in my pockets. Linux will remain untainted as long as we work together and never forget why we use Linux and open source software.

If i had the nohow I would relieve the mess that steered this site were it is today and run this sight myself giving it back to who rightfully owns it. That would be "US" all who know what Linux really is and stands for. There should never be a price tag placed on Linux other than the operating cost to keep the sight up.

I'm afraid this sight has lost its way and has fallen into the money, greed and political process.. Take any one of these three out of the equation and Linux.com will still be in its current state. Take all three out of the equation.................. Then and only then do we have our Linux.com again........

Regards..

One of the few who visited your sight the first day it was opened.

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.138.155.206] on January 12, 2009 05:59 PM
Okay, complaining about Linux.com not updating is all good and fine. But if you're going to try to sound like a reasonable and informed reader, it really helps to use correct spelling and grammar. Linux.com is a webSITE not a webSIGHT. While we use visual perception to look at this SITE, the word SIGHT is used for something entirely different from your meaning.

Thank you.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 74.129.18.206] on January 10, 2009 02:23 PM
Well, I used to be an almost daily user of this web site, but given the static state, now will find other information sources.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.11.224.180] on January 11, 2009 07:36 AM
I remember my first internet... We'll I guess is time to remove this from the bookmarks, too bad.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 90.185.36.23] on January 11, 2009 10:50 PM
Indeed strange way to announce changes to a web site. Hard to say if its worth the wait.

As stated before - Just head over to linuxtoday.com - almost the same articles as linux.com - same standards. Normally I used to visit both sites for articles and found many announced on both sites.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.168.251.19] on January 12, 2009 11:33 AM
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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.32.249.145] on January 12, 2009 10:38 PM
Every day that goes by with no explanation, no new content, no announcement or anything at all marks another day since the passing of Linux.com. Can't believe you guys are throwing away these domains and dedicated following.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.169.154.48] on January 13, 2009 02:24 AM
garbage

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 62.132.196.224] on January 13, 2009 11:25 AM
Smart move, not posting news. Very professional. Question: why not continue the old way, until the new site starts? That way you might have a few visitors left when you are ready.
Perhaps you can give the domain to Robin Miller. I believe he knows what to do with it....................

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.84.19.111] on January 13, 2009 03:29 PM
If the site isn't completely defunct, there's no reason not to put up news items. Even if all of the writers were laid off, you only need one person working an hour a day to keep the site _looking_ alive. The fact that even that token effort isn't being made gives us a clue as to what is happening. -Ray (Librenix.com)

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.195.73.247] on January 13, 2009 11:10 PM
This is simply unacceptable where SourceForge's silence is sending a deafening signal of negligence. The new ceo just accepted 2.5 million shares in stock options concommitantly and effectively shuttering Linux.com. The insanity of this move is superceded only by the equally naive move to have created idle.slashdot.org believing this to be their digg.com killer app after digg smoked CmdrTaco at his own game.

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.195.73.247] on January 13, 2009 11:24 PM
SourceForge's representations made January 1 are simply disingenuous, and cut from the same arrogance Bernard Madoff had for his customers.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.189.138.60] on January 14, 2009 05:13 AM
I know what it is, its a 30day work stopage so linux.com can save money!!!!

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 212.242.122.179] on January 14, 2009 08:39 PM
Oh DO have some patience!
Some of you react like children impatiently waiting for Christmas presents :-P
Only difference is you hide behind slightly more sophisticated language - but you just can't stand to be kept in suspense.
Grow up - stop judging before you KNOW what is happening :-)

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.87.70.31] on January 15, 2009 03:54 AM
Anyone who is waiting on Linux.com to come alive again will be waiting for a very long time. When you a) Fire your Chief Editor and b) Go offline immediately afterward and c) Do not update your site for two weeks, that means you are out of business. No one pays a lot of attention to a news site that has no news. Whether one chooses to believe it or not, Linux.com's fate is obvious -- lots of visitors, but no advertising revenue, means no cash to pay personnel. Say good bye to the latest casualty of the Great Recession.

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Mike on January 15, 2009 12:55 PM
"When you a) Fire your Chief Editor"

I bet they're being sued.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.203.253.240] on January 15, 2009 10:37 AM
I have my daily Firefox tab set that I ALWAYS read every morning. Linux.org was on it--and is no longer because they only post kernel updates now (no articles). Linux.com is being removed for the same reason--no article updates. I will check this site occasionally to see if something has changed, but not every day. Linux.com was one of my faves.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 212.95.119.32] on January 15, 2009 11:04 AM
"For legal reasons, we can't tell you yet about what's coming" ... wow THAT sounds really mysteriouse :) for me is "legal reasons" something that happend in order to a contract. is linux.com gonna be sold? i hope not that could be a great loss of quality :( anyway good luck for your "secret mission" i hope all went good. best wishes Anja @ http://www.dmpcda.de

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.172.136.227] on January 15, 2009 10:32 PM
I only read the site by RSS feed, so no updates, no read. Sad way to run a site

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 90.185.36.23] on January 16, 2009 12:17 AM
No longer bookmarked. This is goodbye! ...and hello to linuxtoday.com!

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.6.65.36] on January 16, 2009 12:22 AM
Okay people: Get a life. For one, It's a news site, not community owned project. They don't owe it to you to tell you anything. It's business, not software you bunch of dorks. Do you think that Canonical or Red Hat is going to tell you everything right now about what they are doing in the future? No. Calling it hypocritical is being uninformed. You are all hypocrites for not telling us your SS number, and giving us your credit card number. There's no way you could be a free software supporter if you're not open with the community. A bunch of raving idiots commenting on how they think Linux.com should tell them what the deal is:
1)is a waste of screen space in the first place seeing as how they did not tell us in the beginning, it is doubtful they will tell us now, and
2)doesn't solve a thing, but to let people know that you are a few fries short of a happy meal.
Telling Linux.com that you aren't going to use them anymore doesn't help a thing. If they are going under like a few predict, then why are you still posting on a dead site? If you don't think it's going under, how do you think you are helping Linux.com by slamming them with what and how you think this site should be ran. You can give advice just fine without being a loser. It's not like you paid for this service.
It would be nice if people who are supposed to be "geeks" or "smart" would use their ever-loving minds before they type a load of junk and post it.
Get a life... and some patience.
Kory

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 116.25.3.58] on January 16, 2009 02:39 AM
Yesterday I have bought a Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas handbag, although is a Replica Handbag, but I thought that quality very good, the price is also reasonable, most important reason, we now all the student power of consumption is limited, buys the Replica Handbags is also the method which another kind economizes .Oh, link is www.good-handbag.com, you can try!

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 79.113.57.114] on January 16, 2009 06:50 AM
I used to work as an executive editor for an IT&C magazine a few years ago. Believe me when I say that I've seen this happen before. Whatever happens to Linux.com is not the fault of the editors. All decissions are coming from upper management, the editors have no say in this. They were probably told not to update the site for various reasons or they're not getting paid to do so anymore. Either way, cursing linux.com for this won't and can't help. Let's not forget that be it a Linux-related website, this is part of a larger picture. A business. And businesses are supposed to make money. This site is run by people with actual jobs, people who are employed by someone. If that someone tells them to stop whatever they're doing, then it doesn't matter how much of a Linux zealot you are, you stop.
I for one respect what these people have done so far and you should too. Instead of bashing what has happened in the last month, maybe you should show appreciation for what has happened in the last years.
It is NOT easy to run a printed magazine or a website as big as Linux.com - that much I know. The people that matter, the people that wrote the texts and answered your e-mails and made sure the site was running fine - those people have no say in what is happening now. And isn't it ironic that they're the ones that get shunned?

Best regards
Razvan T. Coloja

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 70.226.206.199] on January 16, 2009 12:00 PM
Kory, I was thinking the same thing the other day. No reader is getting cheated here. Some of these folks need to fill their time with the other things they enjoy to help them calm down like surfing porn, masturbating or hooking up with barnyard animals. Who cares if it's "not professional" or "a way to run a web site". It is what it is for now and maybe we'll know more when it returns. Even if it doesn't come back at all, they owe us nothing. Nothing.

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.87.70.31] on January 18, 2009 05:56 AM
With all due respect to your choice of pasttimes, it isn't about readers getting cheated. It is about the one of the most well-known brands in cyberspace -- linux.com -- going under and then not having the respect due to the brand to do something useful with it. Give it to the FSF, or to the Linux Foundation or something. I care, because when sites like linux.com go under, it makes surfers (many of whom may be prospective Linux users) think the whole ecosystem has gone under. Just as importantly, it is about respect for the community that gave the brand life, and kept it going for years. Business or not, Linux is different -- and the fact that you and others don't seem to realize it just points out your own lack of intelligence and common sense.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.155.178.3] on January 16, 2009 02:58 PM
Thank you! Some people that think before they speak. You have indeed renewed my faith that not every computer person is in idiot in every other way. : )
Kory

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.32.249.145] on January 16, 2009 07:39 PM
They owe it to the shareholders of the company to maintain the value of these domains as best they can -- linux.com, newsforge.com, itmanagersjournal.com -- all dead and gone now. What's next on the list: slashdot. And don't forget the parent company: SourceForge. Does this mean they're going out of business? Certainly there are assets there, but they have destroyed these other assets, which is strange at the least, suspect at best. I don't blame any of the editors or writers, but if I had shares of this company, I'd be upset to see this seemingly deliberate dive.

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A new year, a broken Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.4.164.226] on January 17, 2009 03:01 AM
The only way to successfully combine big business and Free software, is to do it completely transparently. Not simply because it's in the same spirit and what your audience wants, but because we need to keep those silly human things like greed and corruption as far a way as possible from what we love. Sure, they have a right to run their business however they'd like, but that doesn't mean we don't have the right to criticize it. We must always be allowed to criticize things we care about.

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A new year, no Linux.com

Posted by: anonymous on January 17, 2009 11:17 AM
At least, I used to open this site in a tab when starting my browser. Since there is no news to read here anymore there is no need to open this tab at this moment. Too bad, this is the second site in my collection of standard sites that does not provide news lately.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 98.99.146.230] on January 17, 2009 07:07 PM
Linux.com's Editor-in-Chief was laid off effective January 1, 2009 ref/

"...Today I join the ranks of laid-off men over 50 who will probably never find a job as good as their last one. Let’s face it: the demand for journalists has been going down every year for the last decade...I’m preparing to give up my mortgaged house. Without a job I can’t afford the payments. Luckily, my wife and I have already bought a small (and very cheap) house trailer we hope to have fixed up and ready for occupancy around the middle of January, so we’ll be out of here long before Wachovia forecloses on us...My biggest problem — and biggest fear — is health insurance..." Source: Robin Miller January 1, 2009 http://www.roblimo.com/node/532

and with all due respect

>>It would be nice if people who are supposed to be "geeks" or "smart" would use their
>>ever-loving minds before they type a load of junk and post it.

qed.



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web design

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 92.195.113.58] on January 17, 2009 07:31 PM
whatever the reason for this hiatus may be and whoever may or may not be responsible: all the web design guides tell you that doing nothing is the surest way to kill a site, just in case you care about visitors.

btw, someone in charge should delete all comments including the word handbag :)

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sell-out with gentle help of Kaufman? :(

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 82.193.122.147] on January 17, 2009 10:46 PM
Good luck SF Inc, your new member looks too bad :(

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: PerlCoder on January 18, 2009 03:28 AM
Sorry, but I couldn't wait any longer -- needed a homepage that had regular articles and a growing forum community. Found this: http://www.linuxforums.org/.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 128.192.196.47] on January 18, 2009 08:44 PM
Some good sites for all us techies:

www.thereg.co.uk
www.linuxtoday.com
www.osnews.com
www.darkreading.com
www.desktoplinux.com

Too bad linux.com was my fav daily visit...

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 89.124.240.121] on January 21, 2009 05:40 PM
That top one should be

www.theregister.co.uk

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 66.172.100.128] on January 19, 2009 07:23 AM
You guys really think they give a rat's pink hairy ass about any of us? Give it up guys. Linux.com is gone, even if it returns, they've fucked up badly and anyone with any real sense wouldn't trust them ever again. For that matter, if this is the way the people at Linux.com really are, I say good riddance and applaud your ability to fool me for so long. So many better ways to handle this, regardless of whatever legal issues may be going on, and this is what you do. Fuckers

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 151.205.166.45] on January 19, 2009 02:53 PM
I think the real problem here is that they have the premium commercial ".com" site for linux. linux.org used to be wonderful but died off without any sort of warning, their articles section is a listing of kernel changes. So now both linux .com and .org are dead to the world, it is upsetting. Lets look on the bright side- neither site has been sold to the porn purveyors.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 86.153.169.121] on January 20, 2009 02:58 AM
"Lets look on the bright side- neither site has been sold to the porn purveyors."

....yet

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 10.78.6.39] on January 20, 2009 01:42 PM
Keep he comments coming! I am finding a bunch of new Linux news sites from this thread.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 64.252.5.255] on January 21, 2009 05:23 PM
When Replica Handbags spam starts showing up in the commenst section, you know for a fact that this website is dead. (No matter what they've been telling you.)

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 62.132.196.224] on January 23, 2009 09:04 AM
The 23th day without news........Well Done! How intelligent must a (wo)man be to choose this strategie?
I suppose there is more going on behind the scenes than we know. And indeed: This site is dead. Only 111 comments in 23 days prove that. Bye bye linux.com.

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 124.171.160.154] on January 23, 2009 11:01 AM
With all due respect, if you are going to mock a persons intelligence at least spell correctly.

It's strategy not "strategie".

Also the correct method of referring to day 23 within a month is 23rd not "23th".

Nevertheless, it is long overdue that a follow up post / announcement was made.

On that I agree with you wholeheartedly.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 64.229.225.45] on January 23, 2009 11:09 PM
Quite sad... This used to be a daily routine for me to visit this site... :-(

May I help in any way? I'm a Web developper - been doing that since 1994!!!

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New Year No News

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.124.233.66] on January 24, 2009 10:01 AM
This is what comes from listening to lawyers? Well, yes...if the advice ignores the purpose of the website. The web is full of people who are so full of their expertise that they fail to consider simple things like, here, the readers who get nothing without new articles. There is still useful content for reference of course, but while the joker in me wants to refer to distros which are associated with security and secrecy, if perhaps not Linux, the bigger issue is that it looks like there would be a better solution including new content if someone would only look at the bigger picture.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.168.251.19] on January 25, 2009 11:38 AM
By the Linux.com Staff.

The sight is officially closed. It will be some time till we fully pull the page down. Our writers and lower staff would like to thank you for your love and support over the years.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 85.8.66.13] on January 25, 2009 06:49 PM
"By the Linux.com Staff: The sight is officially closed. It will be some time till we fully pull the page down. Our writers and lower staff would like to thank you for your love and support over the years."

??? is THAT a bad joke? i have read about that there will be coming something new, but not that the site will be closed! on this site are so many usefull information that helped me often really out, so please don´t just shut down it all :(

i hope there will be "a future" for linux.com

with best regards,
Michaela from http://benewiki.de - dedicated to help children.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.169.154.48] on January 26, 2009 05:16 AM
It's funny how an "official" statement supposedly made by the Linux.com staff is posted anonymously and contains both spelling errors and colloquial speech. Nice try.

sight -> site
till -> until
your love?

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 79.113.56.151] on January 26, 2009 10:44 AM
"Sight"... Talking about bad grammar... :))

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 138.245.1.1] on January 26, 2009 01:40 PM
Sad.
This used to be one of the first sites I checked in the morning.

Bye, bookmark, I'm off to linuxtoday.com

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 127.0.0.1] on January 26, 2009 04:11 PM
Which year 2009, or is this a a proactive post for 2010?

I am done with linux.com.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 70.89.188.29] on January 26, 2009 05:19 PM
WHAT A BUNCH OF CHILDISH WHINERS!

It's a FREE website, you morons. Get a life. Do you all REALLY need to complain about trivial stuff like this to feel good about yourselves?

GROW UP!

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: msetzerii on January 27, 2009 01:05 PM
I see this as an important issue. If it was something.com, then there would be no real concern over what the site does, but in the name linux.com there is much more important direct link. I know that I had mentioned the site to many of my students to get important information, but now the site appears to be dead or atleast in a very dormant state. The about use still list the people that we know are not at linux.com anymore.

As others have said, doing nothing is the worst thing.

For all I know, we are just talking with a computer with no body home. Do we know if there is any Linux.com staff.

Hope it does come back as it was before or better, but it has now been almost a month...

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Pending sale of online division of Sourceforge?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 127.0.0.1] on January 27, 2009 06:49 PM
There is absolutely nothing in Sourceforge's 10Q nor has an 8-K (event disclosure) been filed. OTOH, the online division (Freshmeat, SF and Slashdot) are losing money while the e-commerce division is profitable.

My guess is a pending sale of the entire online division.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.98.176.233] on January 27, 2009 10:23 PM
Would everyone please calm down?

They said "a new year," they didn't say *which* new year. Maybe we'll get lucky and it will be 2010. Keep your panties on!

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 171.69.45.219] on January 27, 2009 11:34 PM
Wow-- what a way to kill linux.com

I too visited this site daily, but it seems
the suits have made another business decision.

Oh well, long live linux.com

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Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.172.201.96] on January 28, 2009 04:26 AM
I am one of the many that use to go to Linux.com and Linux.org daily and check news.
I like my daily dose of tech news and am a huge fan of Linux.
It is a really great domain name with a lot of people checking daily to see what is up with it. I own domains and would love to develop this one :-)
While I personally publish a site called http://newtechstuff.com (great new site Tech in general) , it is not entirely Linux focused and does not even serve my own linux needs.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.169.154.48] on January 28, 2009 05:32 AM
Sorry but your newtechstuff.com website gives me a splitting headache to look at. It's way too busy and monochromatic. green green green - and a nasty color of green too! Green should be the accent color, not the entire site.

As for Linux.com.... a new year.... WHICH YEAR?

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: unknown] on January 28, 2009 12:58 PM
Man that techstuff theme is god awful, if your gonna post links to sites and push your own links, please ensure it's not an interactive nightmare.

Either your theme has not been tested for cross browser compatabilty, or god forbid you actually intended it to look that way, either way you will not keep anyone on that site for longer than a fw seconds, which will be equal to the amount of time it takes to realise your still on the site after you try to fathom out what the hell is going on.

and yes I know what i'm talking about...

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: unknown] on January 28, 2009 01:03 PM
This is not a good picture to paint for linux, if the url wan't linux.com it wouldn't matter but as it is, it is standing as a beacon for all things linux to those that only know the word linux.

They then visit linux.com and find a dormant site, sort of says linux is run by amatures, as they have no knowledge that this is independent.

Paints a bad picture indeed, sell the domain on, or start updating the site....

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What date is it?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 41.225.151.99] on January 28, 2009 04:47 PM
It's the 28th of January!!!!!

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Re: What date is it?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 194.75.36.157] on January 29, 2009 03:34 PM
No it's not

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.192.170.7] on January 28, 2009 10:00 PM

still nothing new?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 66.241.134.94] on January 30, 2009 12:58 PM
Did they freeze the website and anounce the pending change before the planning process even started? I miss the daily articles. Linux.com was one of the first new sites in my daily browser bookmarks.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 85.176.133.100] on January 30, 2009 02:08 PM

Re: A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.88.249.34] on January 30, 2009 05:02 PM
While their income looks terrible, their assets and cashflow do not look that bad at all. While the stock price is falling it would seem from the numbers, they have room to restructure.

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A new year, a new Linux.com

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 192.168.1.12] on January 31, 2009 11:34 AM
Just answer.........Will it again start or not?????

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