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Type of site
Online newspaper
Available inEnglish
Created byJonathan Corbet and Elizabeth Coolbaugh
RevenueSubscription, Advertisement
UsersOver 100,000[when?]
LaunchedJanuary 29, 1998 (1998-01-29)[1]
Current statusOnline
Written inPython[2]

LWN.net is a computing webzine with an emphasis on free software and software for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. It consists of a weekly issue, separate stories which are published most days, and threaded discussion attached to every story. Most news published daily are short summaries of articles published elsewhere, and are free to all viewers. Original articles are usually published weekly on Thursdays and are available only to subscribers for two weeks, after which they become free as well. LWN.net is part of Eklektix, Inc.

LWN caters to a more technical audience than other Linux/free software publications. It is often praised for its in-depth coverage of Linux kernel internals and Linux kernel mailing list (LKML) discussions.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

The acronym "LWN" originally stood for Linux Weekly News; that name is no longer used because the site no longer covers exclusively Linux-related topics, and it has daily as well as weekly content.[9]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference Leading items was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ "The LWN.net FAQ: Site code questions". Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  3. ^ Mel Gorman (2004). Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager. Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780131453487.
  4. ^ Masters, Jon; Blum, Richard (2007). Professional Linux Programming. John Wiley & Sons. p. 216. ISBN 9780470149492.
  5. ^ Love, Robert (2010). Linux Kernel Development. Pearson Education. p. 409. ISBN 9780672329463.
  6. ^ LeBlanc, Dee-Ann (2004). Linux For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. p. 344. ISBN 9780764568367.
  7. ^ Nemeth, Evi (2011). UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook. Pearson Education. p. 950. ISBN 9780131480056.
  8. ^ Pavlicek, Russell (2002). "Tapping the source". Infoworld. p. 54.
  9. ^ "The LWN.net FAQ: General questions". Retrieved 2012-08-06.

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