Good system administration, Linux dev ops and IT support begin with reading (a lot) but it doesn't just include official documentation, read me files, man pages or wikis.

With the demise of several in-print Linux news and how-to magazines in late 2017 we though it good to present a few of our favorite if not must have Linux news and technology blog subscriptions. We've made it short and sweet by including a .opml file so you can quickly import all at once into your favorite RSS reader.

For inquiring minds, we like to use a combination of both Firefox's Brief (simple with our dark theme) and Thunderbird's native reader (easily handles thousands of messages from hundreds of feeds). Of course there are other widely recommended dedicated Linux RSS applications such as Liferea and Feedreader.

Sharp readers will note the lack of UB Ports in our list. Several of the included feeds follow up with the exciting fork of Unity 8 without muddying the feeds with duplicated posts (something the official UB Ports blog suffers). Also, several large aggregator type sources that simply repeat original content has been specfically avoided in this list with one exception*.

Get ALL the following feeds HERE.

Ars Technica - Open Source / Ars Disciplines
Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis.

Ars Technica - Policy / Civilization & Discontents
Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis.

Ask Noah Show
The community centered show where you are the content! The Ask Noah Show is a weekly radio call in show where we take your tech questions or business in tech.
Freelance system admin who writes about technology, Linux systems and open source software.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.

Freedom Penguin
The absolute best Linux tutorials, insights, news, and thought provoking Linux articles headed by Matt Hartley with a well-recognized supporting group of contributors.

Full Circle Magazine*
The independent news magazine aggregator for the Ubuntu Linux community.

Grip Fast Information Services & Technology - Blog
Forged by fire,'s FOSS solutions serving the Fresno/Clovis metro area and the greater San Joaquin Valley.

I Heart Ubuntu
Focusing on Ubuntu tips and tricks since 2010.

It's F.O.S.S.
It’s FOSS is an award-winning web-portal that focuses on Open Source in general and Linux in particular. Headed by Abhishek Prakash.

Jupiter Broadcasting Videos
Linux video podcast covers Linux news, technology, and, Linux-related topics. Headed by Chris Fischer.

Like Geeks
Learn About Linux, Server Administration, Python, iOS Development and Tech Tips That You Will Need Daily And How To Do It Like Geeks.

Technology news with a focus on Linux distro releases, security & hacking news, tutorials, tips and tricks, VPNs and more.

Linux Audit
The Linux security blog covering system hardening, security audits, and compliance. Learn Linux security and apply it yourself.

Linux Scoop
Site dedicated for Linux and Open Source Apps video sharing.
Tutorials for linux administration covering such topics as apache, mysql, nginx, managing firewalls and performance tuning.

Xiao Guoan's provides information for webmasters so they can enjoy freedom and business independence.
Teaching the new Unix / Linux users the basics in their favourite distros and help them improve their IT skills. Good for quick glance of new applications and their latest releases.
Linux videos plus games, networking, DIY hardware, 3D printing and Open Source.

Linux and Unix tutorials for new and seasoned sysadmin.

NoobsLab | Ubuntu/Linux News, Reviews, Tutorials, Apps
Tutorials for Ubuntu Linux Mint and other Linux versions. Serving themes and conky, applications, wallpapers, tweaks/tip, tutorial videos.

OMG! Ubuntu!
News, applications, tips and reviews for Ubuntu users by Joey Sneddon.

OSS Blog
Showcasing killer Open Source Software for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

Linux hardware reviews, Linuxand open source benchmarks and computer hardware tests by Michael Larabel.

Slashdot: Linux
News for nerds, stuff that matters.

Softpedia News / Linux
A library of over 95,000 Linux applications and modules, mostly open source (free software) with news, reviews and more.

Tech Drive-in
Linux, Ubuntu, Android news, reviews and hacks!

Techdirt is an internet blog that reports on technology's legal challenges and related business and economic policy issues, in context of the digital revolution.

Linux how-tos, tutorials, guides, news, tips and tricks.

The Geek Stuff
Instruction guides, how-tos, troubleshooting tips and tricks on Linux, database, hardware, security, web and open source for both Newbies and Geeks by Ramesh Natarajan.

Linux Format
Linux Format was the UK's first Linux-specific magazine. This is a feed of all publically available PDF articles.

News, tutorials, how-tos for Ubuntu Linux.

Web Upd8
Ubuntu / Linux blog which delivers daily news, tips and application reviews.

Sharing Linux related FAQs, hands-on tips, and tutorials, with topics ranging from Linux desktop customization, system administration, open-source tools, network security, virtualization, cloud computingby Dan Nanni.

About the Writer
Chris Lessley
Author: Chris Lessley
A server admin, dev ops warrior and website designer since 2002, Chris is a lover of all things Linux and open-source! Each blog topic has been tested by fire in the real world and shared with the hope to help others. Chris' other interests include fine art and the humanities in the classical tradition and can be found writing for our partner-site

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