14 of the most useful Linux websites

Looking to learn more about open source and free software? You can't go far wrong with our list of sites


There's no getting around it - the world of open source/free software is pretty Balkanised. So much so, in fact, that many leading lights can't even agree on what to call the sprawling ecosystem of non-proprietary software. This means it can be far from obvious where to go for the best possible information on the topic, whether you're trying to learn some Linux basics or keep up with the latest developments. Here's a brief overview of the most useful open source websites that, we hope, will help take you from "what's a kernel?" to "I have a favourite distro."