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Help! Finding Community Linux Support

Apr 03, 2010, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

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"You've installed Linux, things are looking great, but you've run into a snag and need a little helping hand. You're in good hands. The community is here to help, if you know where to look. Once you do, you'll find that community resources are every bit as good as the commercial counterparts for Linux support.

"Numerous paid support options exist for Linux. If you're running a largish business with Linux and really need to tap into professional support services that are available 24/7, then it's a good idea to look at one of the many commercial vendors that offer support subscriptions for Linux. But if you're a home or hobby user learning your way around, the community often provides top-notch Linux support with a smile.

"Many Linux.com readers are looking at this article and thinking, "hey, I already know all of this stuff." If so, that's great — but every day hundreds, if not thousands, of people try Linux for the first time. The roadmap to finding info on Linux isn't quite as clear as it is to commercial OSes with a single vendor. So this is for all the folks getting started with Linux and looking to learn more."

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