About TechSource

TechSource started as a personal blog of Jun Auza (thus the domain name in July 2007. He created the site to serve as a venue to chronicle his life's digital journey. TechSource covers diverse topics related to technology. However, it mainly focuses on Linux, Android, and other open-source software-related stuff.

Considered by many as one of the most popular Linux/FOSS sites on the planet, TechSource has appeared on the front pages of Digg, Reddit, Hacker News and other social networking sites. Some of its articles have also been featured on a number of influential sites like CNET, Engadget, Gizmodo, Lifehacker,,, Distrowatch, LinuxToday, and other not-so-famous but relevant sites and blogs. In its home country, the Philippines, is ranked as one of the top 50 blogs (#9) in 2010.
Since 2007, has around 1.2 million visitors and 2.7 million page views on average yearly. In total, the number of visitors  has now reached 15.5 million and the number of page views is now at 34.7 million (as of January 2019).

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In late 2016, TechSource has stopped posting updates (read here why) but still received good amount of visitors.  In December 2018, I decided to revive the site by changing its design and infusing fresh contents for 2019.

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TechSource has now evolved into a full-fledged tech site/blog and has hired several contributors and invited guest writers/bloggers to keep the engine running. Here are some of the key people who made it all happen:

Jun Auza
Jun manages the day-to-day site operation and serves as editor-in-chief. He is now taking a semi-hiatus in blogging/writing to focus on other web projects. To get to know him a little better, join his circle of friends at Google Plus.

Abhishek is one of the most prolific and efficient writers here at TechSource. His articles are always engaging and sometimes controversial :) He is also the owner of the up-and-coming blog called TechLaze.

John Carl P. Villanueva
John is a former Physics teacher who serves as one of our earliest contributors. He also blogs about open source software at Steaming Open Cup and is now a successful freelance writer.

Sukrit Dhandhania
Sukrit is our go-to-guy when writing about complex topics but he has also written simple how-to articles just for fun. He is the owner of SevenAcross.

Antonette Pineda
The only rose among the thorns, Antonette is our certified gadgets correspondent. She mainly writes about Android devices such as smartphones, tablets, and many more.

Jose Marie Maranan
A Java hacker by day, Python lover by night, JM has shared with us some of his Pythonic experiences. He and Jun Auza are the founding members of Pinoy Python Users group. Join JM @ G+

Danny Garcia
Danny, a.k.a. Dannybuntu, has been a guest blogger during the early years of TechSource. He is now an active entrepreneur both online and offline.

Miguel Antonino Varela
A software engineer, Miguel contributes for Tech Source during his spare time. He mainly writes about the local tech scene and keeps us updated with the latest gadget releases. Miguel @ linkedin.


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  1. you got a nice template there. say, what's the widget ur using in ur sidebar, the one that flashes updates and stuff? that could be useful in my site. tnx!

  2. Thanks. It's a little java script I created. It slowed down my site so I replace it with a new one today. I can give you the code if you want but you need a little html know-how to use it.

  3. neat blog ah.. sa akin ang gulo :D hehehehe

  4. Hi, I'm happy to note that there are other linux enthusiast in this country. My wife hails from Dauis, Bohol and I go there once in a while so my interest. I'm using Gutsy Gibbon now as a desktop on my laptop, but prior to that, I'm using RH/Fedora flavors....

    Good luck

  5. welcome Guys,
    Really I shocked
    how could You do it with BlogSpot,
    the blog is really Sooo nice
    Well done Man

  6. Wow, I am bit surprised to see another Pinoy blog doing good in the Linux scene. When I got to your site, I was actually expecting the author to be someone from the US or Europe. Realization came when I got to the end of page and saw the ad for Bohol blog. More power to you man. I am from Cebu and I'm happy to see blogs like yours thriving, Good Luck!

  7. I am downright salivating for the template. Please kahit xml lang po. I'll change the colors.

    Pretty please. This is very nice talage.

  8. Hey I came across your blog while reading some Linux reviews (great reviews BTW). I'm not Filipino, but I've been to bohol and speak cebuano (nindot kaayo ang mga tarshers no?) I'm close to graduating in computer science and I'd like to get to know you better.

    You can read a little about me here :

    If you want, contact me at dallindyer at gmail,


  9. I like what I can see on the site but I wish I could see it long enough to read it without switching browsers. I use SeaMonkey or Firefox primarily. Firefox displays your pages for what seems like random amounts of time then switches to Bad Request Error 400.

    This happened consistantly with every page at

  10. Cool site! Lots of good materials! For Open Source enthusiasts, this site should be in your 'must' site to visit.

    Keep it up J!

    Would you be interested in joining the mentoring project of the Global Filipino nation?
    -Rob Ceralvo

  11. AnonymousJune 18, 2008

    Very nice blog!!! I can find your post every time i google anything about linux especially distro war. Very useful infos. Do you use a any desktop blog client on linux?

  12. awesome blog :) i, too, am a big fan of the open source movement. i'm trying to learn linux and that's how i came across your site.

    interestingly enough, my grandmother's name was caridad auza from bohol. any relation? greetings from new york :) -kathleen trocino

  13. Jun Hello! Let me give you my congratulations on your excellent blog and I encourage you to continue like energy in your posts.


  14. ang tagal na pala ng first post ko dito.. september 12, 2007 pa.. at Birthday ko pa nung araw na yun.. bat kaya ako napadpad dito nung birthday ko.. hehe :D

  15. I must say that you make a very technical subject clear for the 'newbies'. You also have a nice variety of links that have great tool.
    So congratulations Jun, that was a great post for TechSource

  16. Those are really good ones too. Thanks! ;-)

  17. I'm delighted to know that you're from Bohol! My friend talks about how good you are with programming. I like your site, it's easy on the eyes and simple to navigate. Thanks!

  18. Your blog is very helpful in my case study. Keep it up Jun!

  19. Wow to think of it.. Marami talagang mga magagaling na Blogger dito sa Pilipinas. Ako ay isang trying hard to be a best blogger. hehehe. Very inspired to you mga masters :)