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."