View Full Version : Any Good Linux Forums For Newbies?

15th June 2005, 11:05 PM
Does any1 no of a good/useful similar to this 1, except it's 4 linux? I looked at Melbourne Linux Users Group http://www.mlug.org.au/ but it lacks the amount of content available here. (Last I looked, there were only 180 members total!)

So if u no of any good sites, plz PM/reply to this post


15th June 2005, 11:58 PM
I am sure google will give you the correct, or close to it, answers.

There are many Linux forums out there that are good. And there are also a tremendous amount of documents available.

Much like your spelling and grammar, I suggest you brush up on your web searching skills.

pipsqeek :thumbup:

16th June 2005, 09:05 AM
Ubuntu does a simple distribution that installs easily enough, and uses gnome for the desktop GUI. The support forum for Ubuntu is quite good, with questions answered properly and quickly.

I agree with pipsqeek, spell correctly, save those inane abbreviations for sms' to your friends.

16th June 2005, 09:08 AM
Yes, I have learned so much alone from the Ubuntu Forums (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/). That's a reason alone to choose ubuntu.

www.linuxquestions.org (http://www.linuxquestions.org/) is also another very good forum that will cover all linux distro's.

In my experience with linux - you can't go past ubuntu. I also love slackware but there is never an up2date powerpc port.

EDIT: appletalk loves correct spelling and grammar! Sometimes I copy and paste from word to deal with it!!!!!!!!!

16th June 2005, 09:38 AM
By far the best linux forum goes to the Gentoo Community (http://forums.gentoo.org). Just extensive amounts of knowledge over there. People are more than happy to help out everyone, and the community is just excellent.

16th June 2005, 09:57 AM
Grab a news reader and subscribe to the aus.computers.linux usenet group, another good place for information. Read/Post when you need help.

The best bit of information for linux would have to be the HOWTO guides. Check out the Linux Documentation Project (LDP).

You'll find HOWTO guides on configuring all sorts of stuff. Excellent way to learn how to setup say apache with php, mysql etc etc.