System Administrators often need to find new information in their field of work. Reading the latest blog posts from hundreds of different sources is a task that not everyone may have the time to do. If you are a such busy user or just like to find new information about Linux, you can use social media website like Twitter.
Twitter is a website where you can follow users that share information that you are interested in. You can use the power of this website to get news, new ideas to solve problems, commands, links to interesting articles, new releases updates and many others. The possibilities are many, but Twitter is as good as the people you follow on it.
If you don’t follow anyone, then your Twitter wall will remain empty. But if you follow the right people, you will be presented with tons of interesting information shared by people you followed.
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The fact that you came across TecMint definitely means you are a Linux user thirsty to learn new stuff. We have decided to make your Twitter wall a bit more interesting, by gathering 20 Linux accounts to follow on Twitter.
1. Linus Torvalds – @Linus__Torvalds
Of course, the number one spot is saved for the person who created Linux – Linus Torvalds. His account is not that frequently updated, but it is still good to have it. The account was created on November 2012 and has over 22k followers.
2. FSF – @fsf
The Free Software Foundation is fighting for essential rights for the free software since 1985. The FSF has joined twitter on May 2008 and has over 10.6K followers. You can find different information here about new releases of new and free software as well as other information relevant to free software.
3. The Linux Foundation – @linuxfoundation
Next in our list is the Linux Foundation. On that page you will find many interesting news, latest updates around Linux and some useful tutorials. The account joined Twitter on May 2008 and has been active ever since. It has over 198K followers.
4. Linux Today – @linuxtoday
LinuxToday is account that shares different news and tutorials gathered from different sources around the internet. This account joined Twitter on June 2009 and has over 67K users.
5. Distro Watch – @DistroWatch
DistroWatch will keep you updated about the latest Linux distributions available. If you are a OS maniac like us, this account is a must follow. The account joined Twitter on February 2009 and has over 23K followers.
6. Linux – @Linux
The Linux page likes to follow up with the latest Linux OS releases. You can follow up this page if you want to know when a new Linux release is available. The account was created on September 2007 and has over 188K followers.
7. LinuxDotCom – @LinuxDotCom
LinuxDotCom is a page that covers information about Linux and everything around it. From Linux operating systems to devices in our life that use Linux. The account joined Twitter on January 2009 and has nearly 80K followers.
8. Linux For You – @LinuxForYou
LinuxForYou is Asia’s first English magazine for free and open source software. It joined Twitter on February 2009 and has nearly 21K followers.
9. Linux Journal – @linuxjournal
Another good tweeter account to keep up with latest Linux news is LinuxJournal’s. Their articles are always informative and if you like to get notified about new information about Linux, I will recommend you to signup for their newsletter. The account joined on October 2007 and has over 35K followers.
10. Linux Pro – @linux_pro
The Linux_pro page is the page of the famous LinuxPro magazine. Except for Linux news, you will learn about the latest products, tools and strategies for administrators, programming in the Linux environment and more. The account joined Twitter on September 2008 and has over 35K followers.
11 Tux Radar – @turxradar
This is another popular account that provides interesting, yet different Linux News. TuxRadar uses different sources so you will definitely want to have them in your wall stream. The account joined Twitter on February 2009 and has 11K followers
12. CommandLineFu – @commandlinefu
If you like the Linux command line and want to find more tricks and tips, then commandlinefu is the perfect user to follow. The account posts frequent updates with different useful commands. It joined Twitter on January 2009 and has nearly 18K followers
13. Command Line Magic – @climagic
CommandLineMagic shows some command lines for advanced linux users as well as some funny nerdy jokes. It’s another fun account to follow and learn from. It joined Twitter November 2009 and has 108K followers:
14 SadServer – @sadserver
The SadServer is one of those accounts that just makes you laugh and want to check over and over again. Fun facts and stories are shared often so you won’t be disappointed. The account joined Twitter on February 2010 and has over 54K followers.
15. Nixcraft – @nixcraft
If you enjoy Linux and DevOps work then NixCraft is the one you should follow. The account is very popular around Linux users and has over 48K followers. It joined twitter on November 2008.
16.Unixmen – @unixmen
Unixmen has a blog full of useful tutorials about Linux administration. It’s another popular account across Linux users. The account has nearly 10K followers and joined twitter on April 2009.
17. HowToForge – @howtoforgecom
HowToForge provides user friendly tutorials and howtos about almost every topic related to Linux. They have over 8K followers on Twitter.
18. Webupd8 – @WebUpd8
Webupd8 describe themselves as Ubuntu blog, but they cover much more than that. On their website or twitter account you can find information about newly released Linux operating systems, open source software, howto’s as well as customization tips. The account has nearly 30K followers and joined Twitter on March 2009.
19.The Geek Stuff – @thegeekstuff
TheGeekStuff is another useful account where you can find Linux tutorials on different topics on both software and hardware. The account has over 3.5K followers and joined Twitter on December 2008.
20. Tecmint – @tecmint
Last, but definitely not least, lets not forget about TecMint the very website that you’re reading right now. We like to share all type of different stuff about Linux – from tutorials to funny things on terminal and jokes about Linux. Tecmint is basically best website and twitter page that you can must follow it and ensures that you will never miss another article from us.
By following the afford mentioned twitter accounts, we promise that your Twitter wall will become way more interesting, informative and fun. If you think we missed someone on that list, please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
8 thoughts on “20 Linux Accounts to Follow on Twitter”
Thanks for the good links.
PS : spelling error for “tuxradar” (has an ‘r’ in it)
Thanks for pointing out, corrected in the writeup..
Very good article Marin……
Thanks Dilina, I am glad you liked it.
Thanks guys. I am the big fan and regular reader of Tecmint. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for your kind words Sk. I am glad you like Tecmint and our articles.
Thanks for the article.
You are most welcome Aaron. Glad you liked the article.