Tinyminds.org for Everyone

by Mark Angeli

A new kind of innovative Linux help site is developing, and it's happening quicker than the Mozilla nightly builds. Tinyminds.org is changing the way traditional Linux help sites have done business.

Targeted at beginning and advanced users alike, Tinyminds has been in the making for over a year. After numerous database, forum and design changes, it recently went live. Today, Tinyminds is a growing site with a friendly community and something for pretty much everyone.

Tinyminds.org aims to be one of the major Linux help sites on the Net, offering a selection of HOWTO guides and frequently asked questions, as well as a database of common errors. The atmosphere in the forums is newbie-friendly, making it easy to get the help you need no matter how trivial it may seem. However, Tinyminds.org welcomes all levels of Linux users. The HOWTOs, called Tinymind's Linux Cheat Sheets (TLCs), range from a basic Linux command guide to a guide on setting up an ipchains firewall so that one can host a game server. All of the TLCs are user-generated, so anyone with expertise in an area can contribute to the community in order to make taking the step into Linux a little bit easier for someone else.

Tinyminds is not only a Linux help site; it's also a place where you can go to view, or even submit, screenshots of those super customized GUI desktops that draw so many people to Linux. In addition, upload your background images so others can enjoy them. Users can also read and write reviews of every product out there, from cases to Linux distributions to web browsers. Tinyminds also offers the latest news from the Linux community.

A new addition to the Tinyminds experience is the Swap Shop, something akin to the classified ads section of a newspaper, allowing users to buy and sell anything from computer equipment to automotive stuff.

Tinyminds.org is changing the way people look at Linux, and it's doing so quickly. Its free to join Tinyminds and registering takes only a second, so stop on by and see what all the commotion is about.

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