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LinuxDevices Content Returns To the Web

timothy posted about 7 months ago | from the battling-the-memory-hole dept.

Android 15

DeviceGuru writes "One of most widely respected repositories of embedded and mobile Linux news and information has just returned to the web. LinuxDevices.com, which tracked the evolution of embedded and mobile Linux from an unknown player to being at the heart of billions of mobile and embedded devices, transferred from Ziff Davis Enterprise to QuinStreet through an acquisition two years ago, then went dormant for a year, and finally vanished from the web in May. Now, through an arrangement with QuinStreet, more than 14,000 news items and articles are back online in the form of a LinuxDevices Archive, hosted by LinuxGizmos.com. The archive is searchable from a calendar interface that lets you click on any month of any year between 1999 and 2012, to see what was going on in that time period."

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15 comments

Click on any year.... (3, Funny)

tapi0 (2805569) | about 7 months ago | (#45774977)

the calendar archive's a neat idea, but click on any year and it just says "desktop"

Re:Click on any year.... (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 7 months ago | (#45775373)

It works okay for m... hey, waitaminute...

Re:Click on any year.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#45776587)

ok.. once again, how can the first post be redundant?

merry fucking new year, you assholes.

Re:Click on any year.... (1)

DeviceGuru (1136715) | about 7 months ago | (#45776741)

It generally renders a URI like http://archive.linuxgizmos.com/2008/ [linuxgizmos.com] (for 2008), for example.

Re:Click on any year.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#45777831)

Whoosh

And ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#45775011)

And this information is really only for entertainment purposes. With the speed at which tech changes - especially mobile & embedded - old articles aren't of much value.

Now, had they brought back the site with new content going forward then it would be of value. Archives of outdated tech articles? Not so much.

POT (Personal Open Terminals) keeps us current (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#45775023)

no need to wonder if you'll look ok when you tide by the fireside. log on to yourself (everybody else does) & join in the fun.

Thanks, Rick (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#45775125)

Thanks, Rick, for doing the leg work to make this restoration happen. It's a real treasure trove.

The Linux Game Tome (1)

tuppe666 (904118) | about 7 months ago | (#45775741)

There are lots of replacement news sites for Linux Gaming especially since the growth of steam and humble bundle, but Open source gaming as was, has (and still does) have some incredible games; Many of these gems I would have overlooked if not for this great site.

...All devices are pretty much Linux Devices, apart from those of the Apple/Microsoft Persuasion but those have small product ranges and sell in (relatively) limited numbers.

Re:The Linux Game Tome (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#45776325)

Open source gaming as was, has (and still does) have some incredible games

Not really. Though I suppose from a zealots perspective they are jaw-dropping, for us normal people there's no comparison to proprietary games. None at all.

mod dOwn (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#45776285)

Haplees *BSD Parts. The current The reaper In a

Year of Linux on the desktop (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#45776301)

Is this in preparation of 2014, the year of Linux on the desktop ? That's its last chance, as probably nobody will bother using desktop OS past 2015.. I can't wait for Android touchscreen notebooks to be mainstream.

And nothing of value... (1)

NoImNotNineVolt (832851) | about 7 months ago | (#45777339)

was [re]gained?

It's pretty sad when... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#45778343)

a summary for a subject dealing with linux contains more words than the combined number of comments. Thank god for this comment, it just put it over the edge. Quiet times, must be due to the holidays (at least I hope so)... Go Linux! (not really though, I don't give a fuck either way, the right tool for the right job).

Old news! (1)

tramp (68773) | about 7 months ago | (#45778641)

This is really about old news. Who cares about the state of Linux embedded of 2012 or 1999? Show me current state for 2014 that would be interesting.
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