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Looking for New Writers and Meet Us at SCaLE 16x

If you're interested in writing for us, we want to hear from you—or even better, here's a chance to meet us in person to discuss the possibilities. more>>

Last chance: Subscribe now to get the highly anticipated comeback issue!

Linux Journal's special comeback issue features ~180 pages of hard-hitting and in-depth technical articles covering all aspects of the world's most essential operating system and the emerging technologies adjacent to it. Don't miss this highly anticipated issue (released next week)! Subscribe today.


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Participate in the Linux Journal comeback!

We are always looking for new writers from the Linux community. If you're interested, please send a brief proposal to

We're open to all ideas related to Linux, open source and adjacent technologies, but here are just a few topics to help get you started: more>>

Worth Saving

Doc outlines his plans for Linux Journal 2.0. more>>

Linux Journal is back. Subscribe today.

The Refactor Factor

Kyle Rankin, Tech Editor, announces our "new" monthly digital publication and describes how you can help the LJ community. more>>

$25k Linux Journalism Fund

Linux Journal's new parent, Private Internet Access, has established a $25k fund to jump-start the next generation of Linux journalism—and to spend it here, where Linux journalism started in 1994. more>>

Linux Journal 2.0 Progress Report

The latest updates and another request for feedback. more>>

Linux Journal is back!

Happy New Year- Welcome to Linux Journal 2.0!

Talk about a Happy New Year. The reason: it turns out we're not dead. In fact, we're more alive than ever, thanks to a rescue by readers—specifically, by the hackers who run Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN, a London Trust Media company. more>>

[Updated: LJ is back!] Linux Journal Ceases Publication

On January 1, 2018 Linux Journal was saved and brought back to life by a company called London Trust Media, the parent company of Private Internet Access. The comeback issue of Linux Journal has a release date of March 15, 2018. The article below, originally published in early December of 2017, is preserved for history.



Kyle Rankin

So Long, and Thanks for All the Bash

It was the summer of 2007 and I was at Linux World Expo in San Francisco. I had just finished updating the second edition of Knoppix Hacks and in addition to attending the conference I was there to promote it and my other books at the O'Reilly booth. Somehow I got word that Linux Journal was looking for new authors and was holding an event at a nearby bar later that day. more>>

Linux Journal November 2017

Arrogance, the Biggest Linux Security Problem

Linux is no longer an obscure platform avoided by those with malicious intent. more>>

Linux Journal October 2017

Bash and Cats

If someone asked me how the internet stays running, I'd probably say something like, "Bash scripts and cat photos." Because really, those two things pretty much encompass the h more>>

Linux Journal September 2017

Soup to Nuts

One of my favorite things about Linux is that it has become not only the platform of choice for many projects, but it also tends to inspire an entire ecosystem of open-sourc more>>

Write for Us!

Summer is slowly coming to an end, schools are going into session, and we're all gathering projects and topics to get us through the winter. If you have any interesting topics or projects you're working on, we'd love to hear about them. more>>

Linux Journal August 2017

The Wacky World of Linux

One of the nifty things about being a Linux user is how bizarre life can get. more>>

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