Psst. Want a Free Linux Magazine Subscription? Not just any magazine, the original Linux magazine The Linux Journal. If you missed out on the fifteen issues for $15 then this may be a better deal for you. This is not one of those scams where you get a free magazine in exchange for a limb at the end of the year. Basically each day there is going to be a Sesame Street “Today’s episode brought to you by the letter…”. At the end of the week, you have to unscramble the letters and submit your answer. Every correct answer submitted *cue count voice* “One HA HA HA HA” second before Sat 14th March gets a free digital subscription to The Linux Journal! It couldn’t be easier. Although, I still think you missed out on the $15 for fifteen print issues. Oh well, follow me on twitter @LinuxBlog and next time you’ll know.
Hey, today I’m asking the question as to whats in your feed reader. I mostly ask this question because I’m interested in what other people are reading and writing. Here is a list and commentary of the Linux and tech related feeds that are in my feed reader. I invite you to add your feed to my list, and perhaps walk away with some feeds that you were not aware of. This is not a comprehensive list, I’ve only added the ones that have been updated recently and those that I have commentary about.
The Linux Blog
Feed URL: http://www.thelinuxblog.com/feed
Well, who doesn’t subscribe to their own blog? I mean I have to have some one reading my blog right? Seriously though, I’d appreciate it if you subscribed to my RSS feed and occasionally left comments!
Freshmeat.net Announcements (Global)
Feed URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/freshmeat/feeds/fm-releases-global
For those who don’t know about freshmeat:
“Have you been living under your desk?”
This is a decent feed it provides information about software that has been updated. I use it to get notified when there are updates and to find new projects.
Technorati Linux Related
Feed URL: http://feeds.technorati.com/search/Linux?authority=a4&language=en
This is a very basic feed that grabs blog posts from Technorati. I don’t have this one set to notify me because I’d never have time to work. I just check it from time to time and see whats going on.
Feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/linuxjournalcom
Any one who’s picked up a magazine knows about The Linux Journal, but may know know that they should subscribe to their RSS feed. I like the magazine and their feed is great too. They post a decent amount of news, reviews and informational content so its worth signing up. Hopefully one day they’ll send me some promotional material or something for being so loyal.
Red Hat Magazine
Feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/RedHatMagazine
Red Hat Magazine, what more is there to say? Its a magazine about Red Hat related technologies. They have great content and a great editorial team. They don’t just post on Red Hat topics either so give it a subscription if you want something different.
Free Software Foundation – FSF Blogs
Feed URL: http://www.fsf.org/blogs/RSS
FSF enough said right? Well, not exactly. I love the FSF and all they do so I subscribed to their blog. Perhaps I should subscribe to more of their feeds since they do such a good job.
Feed URL: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/feed
Although I’m not the worlds largest Ubuntu fan (I probably fall in-between, but no where near UbuntuHater) I still like to keep up with whats going on in the Ubuntu world. Since a lot of what applies to one Linux distribution applies to another, this is a good one.
Debian Package of the Day
Feed URL: http://debaday.debian.net/feed/atom/
Debian has the most packages available (I think). So I subscribed to their feed thinking, cool a piece of software a day. Cool right? Well sort of. The title of the feed is some what misleading because I do not get a package of the day every day. Perhaps one a week. But still one a week is better than none a week right?
Mark Shuttle Worth
Feed URL: http://www.markshuttleworth.com/feed
Here Be Dragons! Most know as the founder of Ubuntu, but also well accomplished in the cryptography field (read Thawte) First African in space. Always very interesting content. Respect!
Feed URL: http://torvalds-family.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
Who has that T-Shirt:
“Linus is My Homeboy?”
Yea, me neither but I do subscribe to his feed just because I can. Although I feel some what voyeuristic since it is some what personal. I think its very intriguing, while others call it stalking.
TECH SOURCE FROM BOHOL
Feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SimplyJun
I didn’t even know where Bohol was before subscribing to this feed. Subscribing to this feed will give you articles about Linux and other technical topics. But I still don’t know where Bohol is. (just kidding I googled it)
URL: http://eclipse.org | http://ianskerrett.wordpress.com
Feed URL: http://ianskerrett.wordpress.com/feed/
Follower on Twitter Ian Skerrett is the director of something or other really important with the Eclipse foundation. (Marketing) I read his blog from his Twitter link and decided that it would be a useful feed to add to my reader.
Feed URL: http://tips4linux.com/feed/
Website that lists a bunch of tips for Linux. Some more useful then others, and some if you are an experienced Linux user perhaps will seem like common knowledge. If you want tips and want them in your RSS feed reader, get them here!
Some Other Feeds
Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome
Feed URL: http://www.geekologie.com/index.xml
I’m not sure who pays this guy but its humorous. Borderline safe for work and perhaps the biggest time waster I have in Akregator.
Life Hacker – Excerpts
Feed URL: http://feeds.gawker.com/lifehacker/excerpts.xml
Life hacker, hack your life? No not exactly. Tips on how you can improve your life. Topics range from genius to dumb to common knowledge. (such as how to wrap your cords up, which we all know cords are suppose to be plugged in and in a birds nest under your desk) This site is for those like me who want to be more productive and … wait never mind I’m just digging myself a bigger grave. Seriously though Lifehacker does have some good content. Just don’t read the comments.
Feed URL: http://feeds.engadget.com/weblogsinc/engadget
Keep up with the latest gadgets that you will never get. Thats pretty much how I view engadget. I like it, but I used to like it more. So I think of it as a legacy feed. Around just because I wouldn’t feel right deleting it.
Feel free to suggest feeds to me I’ll more than likely add them. If you are not on the list and just have to be leave a comment. I may have you in my feed reader already. This also is not my whole list. If I had to write a description about every feed do you know how long I’d have been writing this?
I purchased a new magazine today. Since my Linux Journal expired I figured that I’d give another a shot. I was surprised at how many the book store stocks now. Unfortunately they sysadmin stopped publishing so I can’t subscribe to them any more. I picked up a copy of Linux Magazine. I’ll figure out if I want to subscribe to that once I read it. Also I have to decide if I want to resubscribe to the Linux Journal. They both look decent but how much info can a magazine publish I mean, thats what blogs are for right? :)