It's been quite a while since I've logged into, or payed much attention to, linux.com. Long enough that I don't recall whether I sought other sources out of convenience, because linux.com was inferior, or some other reason.
I have to admit, the new design looks good, and the emphasis on user content is a good idea. Wikipedia, segfault.com, serverfault.com, and numerous others have shown that if you build a good platform to empower users to create good content, they will. Having a prominent name (or domain name) that can attract a critical mass of users can also assist in this.
Hopefully things work out well. I'm going to keep an eye on things here, and even try offering some useful content.