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May 9, 2013  by  LinuxGizmos — 5,602 views

[Updated Dec 23] — This post originally provided a short eulogy to, after it vanished from the web in early May 2013. But thanks to the generosity of Quinstreet, an archive of LinuxDevices content is now accessible here at


LinuxDevices Archive now hosted at LinuxGizmos

We are pleased to announce that QuinStreet generously offered to license to host the LinuxDevices Archive, as a “holiday present to the Linux community” in December 2013. As a result, nearly 15,000 news items and special articles and editorials originally published by are now available for browsing in our LinuxDevices Archive. The Archive is searchable and also available from a calendar interface, so you can click on any month of any year between 1999 and 2012 and see what pops up.

Visit the LinuxDevices Archive


Original content of this post follows…

Many LinuxGizmos readers are aware that has been dormant ever since its February 2012 acquisition from Ziff Davis Enterprise by Quinstreet.

Despite the lack of any updates over the past year, the vast LinuxDevices news archive continued to serve as a valuable archive of embedded Linux information, history, and memorabilia; but earlier this week, the plug was pulled and LinuxDevices disappeared from the Web.

In light of this recent occurrence, we offer the following brief eulogy… Gone, But Not Forgotten

May 9, 2013 — Embedded Linux pioneer departed from the web on or about May 6, 2013. The site became a collateral casualty of the acquisition of eWEEK by Quinstreet in February 2012, as part of a bundle of Ziff Davis Enterprise assets. Quinstreet immediately fired all the LinuxDevices staffers and ceased maintaining the site. A few days ago, the site’s plug was finally pulled and it is now gone from the Web, save for a few pages on the WayBack Machine. For more than a decade, LinuxDevices played a pivotal role in serving and fostering an emerging embedded Linux ecosystem, and it was well respected by the embedded Linux community at the time it was acquired by QuinStreet. Unfortunately, the site did not mesh well with QuinStreet’s B2B market focus. Fortunately, its spirit remains alive and well at, a site recently launched by LinuxDevices founder Rick Lehrbaum.


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