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Best Web Resource For Linux Help? 74

Posted by Cliff
from the for-when-you-can't-help-yourself dept.
mikeswi asks: "I made the big switch to Linux from Windows about six months ago (SuSe Linux 10.0). Overall, I am very pleased with Linux. Every now and then, I run into a problem that I cannot puzzle out on my own. I am absolutely not a Linux expert and have no idea how to do certain things that expert Linux users take for granted. If a determined Google search turns up nothing, I plead for help at LinuxQuestions and someone there usually does a good job of helping me out. What web sites or other resources do Slashdot readers use, when they run into a Linux problem they can't handle themselves?"
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  • Re:Specifics (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Jtoxification (678057) on Wednesday August 02, 2006 @09:49PM (#15836647) Homepage Journal
    You hit the nail on the head, bud. The discussion forum for whatever distro you use should always be the number one starting resource.


    I fully agree with that guy above who posted the starting thread comment on Gentoo - that community rocks - every single question I had was already asked and answered by others except the few which I directly asked and was given answers for, but I don't know if having a lot of questions is necessarily a good or bad thing (?), but the answers were all concise, and worked flawlessly. Waiting for things to compile before first use is a necessary evil when you know that all the software you use is optimized specifically to your machine. [/End long and boring Gentoo hype]
  • Re:Specifics (Score:2, Insightful)

    by wierzpio (570121) <piowie.hotmail@com> on Wednesday August 02, 2006 @10:39PM (#15836877)
    not be too picky, but if forums "have a higher signal-to-noise ratio", then that should be better, right? I mean: more signal and/or less noise...
  • The Ubuntu Forums (Score:3, Insightful)

    by r_benchley (658776) on Wednesday August 02, 2006 @11:41PM (#15837158)
    The Ubuntu Forums are a wonderful resource. Instead of beeing called an ingnorant newbie, people with questions get quick, polite answers. Very little of the arrogant, elitist attitude that pops up in so many Linux forums.

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