In this tragic period, finally some excellent news, almost succulent for Linux enthusiasts. Linux Journal was a monthly technology magazine published since 1994 and it was a real point of reference for all Linux enthusiasts.
In March 1994, Phil Hughes and Red Hat co-founder Bob Young published a new magazine about Linux, named Linux Journal. The first issue featured an “Interview With Linus, The Author of Linux” by Robert Young, and an article comparing “Linux Vs. Windows NT and OS/2” by Bernie Thompson.
Many years later, things took a turn. After several attempts to remain operational, despite the technical and economic difficulties, passing from a splendid paper and glossy publication to a mere electronic PDF, Linux Journal had to raise the white flag and stop publishing in the August of 2019.
On August 7, 2019, Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to continue in any capacity. The website will continue to stay up for the next few weeks, hopefully longer for archival purposes if we can make it happen.Linux Journal, LLC
All is not lost and, like a phoenix, Linux Journal returns to new life from its ashes. This morning our ancient feed brought us an article we could hardly believe was real: Linux Journal is back!
Yes, really. Linux Journal is back and is now operating under the ownership of Slashdot Media. So, with a big publishing group behind, we can hope that it is here to remain.
We’re ecstatic to be able to take the helm at Linux Journal, and ensure that this legendary Linux resource and community not only stays alive forever, but continues to grow and improve.Linux Journal, LLC
This is really great news and we can’t wait to flip through the pages again, real or virtual, of that immense publication that was, is, and will be Linux Journal.
Read the official announcement on the Linux Journal website: Linux Journal is back.
References and resources
- Linux Journal – The official website and publication – https://www.linuxjournal.com/
- Linux Journal – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Journal
- Goodbye, Linux Journal – Coverage on opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/19/8/goodbye-linux-journal