We’ve all stumbled on those Linux articles that you read and either change your opinion on Linux or add to your understanding of Linux. I’m not talking about Linux howto’s or Linux documents, I’m specifically providing you with Linux articles you must read as a Linux user. Here is a list of what I believe are 20 Linux articles you definitely have to read if you call yourself a Linux user.
Obviously a great place to start
Linux Journal put together a Linux timeline in 2006 in celebration of Linux turning 15.
Some of the first e-mail transcripts written by Linus Torvalds himself in regards to his new project in Minix. He later goes on to call this project Linux and the rest is history.
This is written by a college computer science student, so it’s not official. It is very well put together though.
The GNU operating system is a complete free software system, upward-compatible with Unix. GNU stands for “GNU’s Not Unix”.
An article written by Richard Stallman, the founder of the GNU project explaining GNU and it’s relation to Linux.
Introduction to Linux (pdf)
A hands on article explaining Linux.
This interview is from 1993 and is one of the first interviews done with Linus regarding the Linux operating system.
History and arhitectural decomposition of the Linux kernel.
This article explores the structure of the Linux networking stack from the perspective of its layers and also examines some of its major structures.
A great article on why Linux needs more users in order to become a successful desktop operating system.
Great article from 2005 stating some of the advantages of Linux and why it can be attractive to customers.
Basic explanation and understanding of a Linux distribution.
A collection of must read documents for new and old Linux users.
Ten steps to help you introduce Linux to a Windows user.
A non biased comparison of Linux and Windows.
A great explaination of Linux for people who haven’t really heard of it along with some reasons why they should try it.
A nice article describing Linux taking over in the Hollywood visual effects department.
A comparison of using the Linux Graphical User Interface and the Command Line.
A step-by-step information that you may use for the process of comparing operating systems, deciding if Linux is for you, choosing a Linux distribution, installing and configuring it, and getting software applications for your Linux environment.