Whether you're a long time Linux enthusiast or a newbie, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the vast amount of Linux information available. We've compiled a short list of places you can most easily start your search for help. And remember, no matter what your skill level, you're not alone. Help is always available.
Linux Documentation Project
The LDP is an immense collection of free Linux documentation ranging from complete books to some of the best HOWTOs.
- LDP Home Page: headquarters of the documentation project
- HOWTOS: a collection of the more popular Linux primers
General Linux Discussions
- Linux Journal forums allow users to interact with each other.
- linux-list is a Linux mailing list hosted by Linux Journal that covers a variety of Linux topics with a high signal-to-noise ratio.
- linux-kernel is the high-traffic list where arguments over kernel development happen. Great if you're writing a driver or porting to new hardware, but bad for end-user questions. Do your homework before posting to this one.
- USENET features thousands of newsgroups specific to Linux.
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