Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Goes Live

The new site has been launched. For those who don't remember the Linux Foundation took over the site in March and have been planning the relaunch since then.

In addition to Linux news, product listings, and more, is designed to be interactive; 'for the community by the community.' You can:

  • Gain Guru Points for contributions to the site and compete for the "Ultimate Linux Guru" recognition and prizes
  • Create a group for your LUG or developer group and invite friends to stay informed. (
  • Add an Event to the Calendar. No event is too big or small. (
  • Post a comment in our Forums to get help with Linux (
  • Ask a question or give a solution in Answers (
  • Add a listing or a product review in our Directory (
  • Create your own tutorial ( or blog entry (

When you add content to the new, you gain the goodwill and support of your fellow users. As you participate in the site's community by providing content, you will gain guru points that will move you towards the rank of Guru that can help you connect to jobs and collaboration opportunities.

The top-ranked user will be recognized each year as the “Ultimate Linux Guru” and be given a fully loaded “dream” Linux notebook, personally autographed by Linux founder Linus Torvalds, as recognition of his or her guru status. The top five contributors to will be invited to the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit to participate in the planning for the future of