LinuxReviews is a site dedicated to bringing you free software news and reviews, in-depth HOWTOs and guides, and other educational material for Linux laptop and desktop users, system administrators and others with an interest in computers and computer technology.
LinuxReviews was founded by Öyvind Sæther as a hobby-project in 2004. It has since not really grown to become much more than that, it remains a small hobby-project with a handful of loyal readers and a small amount of contributors who contribute for the fun of it on a hobby-basis 15+ years on.
Öyvind Sæther is currently in the metal fabrication sector and the rest of the team is mostly working in sectors like farming, dog grooming and similar other non-IT profession. All the authors share a passion for free software, and that is just about all they have in common. It would be nice if we were able to employ at least one person in a part-time (or ideally full-time) position, but that's just not possible as long as the income generated by this website remains so low that it barely covers the server costs. This is also why we primarily cover software, not hardware which we would have to buy with funds that do not exist.
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