LXer is a fully independent news and opinion site, established in January 2004, by Linux veteran Dave Whitinger, a well-known personality in the free and open source software community. LXer is one of the fastest growing Linux news and opinion sites on the globe. People turn to LXer for its readable, frequently updated news feed and comments. Over 400,000 unique users from 165 countries visit LXer each month, and LXer is syndicated by Google. CIOs, CTOs, government officials, as well as programmers, system administrators and end users make up our very active community.