What is The Lunduke Journal?

The Lunduke Journal is an On-Line publication focused on Linux, Alternative Operating Systems, and Retro Computing.

Founded in 2021 by Bryan Lunduke — veteran Tech Journalist (since 2006) and Open Source Executive — The Lunduke Journal is now one of the most-read Open Source or Linux publications, world-wide.

100% Independent. No Corporate Influence.

The Lunduke Journal, as a policy, does not advertise for any company.

No advertisements. No sponsorships. No corporate influence of any kind.

The news and opinions you read on The Lunduke Journal are true, honest, and never swayed by any business (large or small).

This means that The Lunduke Journal is made possible entirely by subscribers… just like you.

Subscribe to The Lunduke Journal

There are four different types of subscription options for The Lunduke Journal:

Free Subscription - Cost: Free

Benefits: You get to enjoy the free articles and podcasts — 5 days a week — posted on Lunduke.Substack.com.

Standard Subscription - Cost: $5 / Month -or- $50 / Year (2 free months)

Benefits: Everything from the Free Subscription, plus:

Founding Member Subscription - Cost: $125 / Year

Benefits: Everything from the Standard Subscription, plus:

  • A monthly video hangout with Lunduke & other Founding Members

  • Full access to both Lunduke.Locals.com and Lunduke.Substack.com

  • Founding Member Email Newsletter

  • Personalized Audio Messages

(See below for more details on Founding Member perks.)

Lifetime Subscription - Cost $350 (one time)

Benefits: Everything from the Founding Member Subscription:

  • For life… pay once, and and you get all of the perks… for as long as The Lunduke Journal exists. Which, considering Lunduke has been publishing articles and podcasts for over 15 years, is likely to be a good, long time.

(See below for details on how to make a Lifetime Subscription. If you upgrading from an existing subscription to the Lifetime level, use the Locals option below. It works better and will make the process quicker and smoother.)

How to Become a Founding Member or Lifetime Subscriber

On Substack:

Go to the Lunduke.Substack.com subscription page.

Select “Founding Member” and enter any amount in the field in the field you are comfortable with for a Founding Member subscription. For a Lifetime Subscription enter $350 into the Founding Member field.

You will then be contacted by Lunduke to finalize setting up your account (it’s super easy).

On Locals:

Go to the Lunduke.Locals.com subscription page. Select the “Annual” option, and select “Card”. Then, for a Founding Member subscription, enter the amount you are comfortable with ($125 or over). For a Lifetime Subscription enter $350 into the this field.

You will then be contacted by Lunduke to finalize setting up your account (it’s super easy).

($1,000,00 is just an example. A really, really amazing example.)

Note for existing standard subscribers looking to upgrade to Founding Member: If you are currently a Standard Subscriber, via Lunduke.Substack.com, and would like to upgrade to a Founding Member, you can follow these instructions to change your account subscription (then follow the steps outlined above).

Note for existing subscribers looking to upgrade to Lifetime: If you are currently a Subscriber, at any level, and would like to upgrade to a Lifetime Subscription… you can apply your current subscription towards a Lifetime one (which is a sweet deal):

  1. Calculate how much money you have spent this calendar year (since January) on your Lunduke Journal subscription.

  2. Go to https://lunduke.locals.com/subscription. Select “Card” and “Annual”. In the amount field enter 350, minus the amount from step 1.

  3. After this your subscriptions on both Locals and Substack will be set to Founding Member level and lifetime.

One Publication. Two Ways to Subscribe.

The primary publication site for The Lunduke Journal is Lunduke.Substack.com.

There you will always find the latest articles, podcasts, videos, or comic strips.

There are, however, three completely different ways which you can subscribe to The Lunduke Journal — all with the same perks. Because choice is good.

  • Lunduke.Substack.com

    • Lunduke.Substack.com is the main publication site, with articles delivered directly to your E-Mail inbox.

  • Lunduke.Locals.com

    • Lunduke.Locals.com is the community site for The Lunduke Journal. A family friendly, nerd-only social media platform. Truly a magical place.

Whichever site you choose to use, you are an equal subscriber to The Lunduke Journal!

All three options directly support the work of The Lunduke Journal. Choose the option you like best!

So Many Perks for Subscribers.

The number of perks for subscribers to The Lunduke Journal is absolutely staggering.

Plus you get all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings, knowing that you are supporting a 100% independent — and 100% nerdy — publication.

No other publication, on planet Earth, comes even close to providing this insane level of perks and goodies. It is an absolute treasure trove of nerdy goodness.

Founding Member Subscriptions for Extra Awesomeness.

The Founding Member subscriptions are an extra fancy tier that helps to keep the cost of the regular subscriptions as low as humanly possible.

The cost of a Founding Member subscription is $100 for a full year — which, considering the perks (including full access to both Substack and Locals), is a surprisingly good deal.

Founding Members get some fun extra benefits (in addition to all the benefits of the regular subscriptions):

  1. Regular video hangouts (at least once per month) exclusively for Founding Members.

  2. Complimentary full access to Lunduke.Locals.com if you become a Founding Member on Substack. -or- Complimentary full access to Lunduke.Substack.com if you become a Founding Member on Locals.

    1. To obtain the complimentary access, after you become a Founding Member subscriber, email bryan@lunduke.com with “Founding Member Access” as the subject. Include the email addresses you use on your Substack and Locals accounts. Lunduke will get back to you as soon as your account is setup (usually just a couple hours).

  3. Name listed in the credits of any video game released or updated during your subscription.

  4. Founding Member Email Newsletter (including thoughts, musings, sneak peaks, and behind the scenes info).

  5. Personalized Audio Messages (Lunduke will record up to 4 personalized audio messages per year, of up to 30 seconds in length, delivered as an MP3 — which can be used for any purpose: ring tone, audio alert, podcast introduction, etc.).

  6. Future Perk (ETA: Soon-ish): Access to The Lunduke Journal Nextcloud server, which includes every podcast and video Lunduke has ever recorded (including episodes of old podcasts Lunduke has been a part of) — plus early access to new shows before they get released publicly — as downloadable files.

But, truthfully, there is no wrong way to subscribe!

No matter what, it is great to have you here! Your support means the absolute world — and helps to directly keep The Lunduke Journal running and producing amazing, nerdy stuff for all of us to enjoy!