General Linux Informations
Updated August 2009
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Frequently Asked Questions, which contains answers to many common questions about Linux.
The INFO-SHEET, a technical overview of Linux system features.
The Installation HOWTO, a great document to read if you are new to Linux and need help getting started.
Ibiblio Hosts the LDP :-). Here a list of most of the Linux Distributions available.
The Linux Distributions list with links to information about the different distributions.
Howto Forge, provides free HOWTOs and a platform for discussion, consider themselves more entry-level than TLDP.
Mail Archive, archives lots of Linux mailing lists.
Gmane a news interface to many mailing-lists. Use with a news reader. Allow posting.
comp.os.linux.advocacy, Benefits of Linux compared to other operating systems.
comp.os.linux.alpha, Linux on Digital Alpha machines.
comp.os.linux.answers, FAQs, HOWTOs, READMEs, etc. about Linux. (Moderated)
comp.os.linux.development.apps, Writing Linux applications, porting to Linux.
comp.os.linux.development.system, Linux kernels, device drivers, modules.
comp.os.linux.hardware, Hardware compatibility with the Linux operating system.
comp.os.linux.m68k, Linux operating system on 680x0 Amiga, Atari, VME.
comp.os.linux.misc, Linux-specific topics not covered by other groups.
comp.os.linux.networking, Networking and communications under Linux.
comp.os.linux.powerpc, Linux systems running on PowerPC microprocessors.
comp.os.linux.setup, Linux installation and system administration.
comp.os.linux.x, Linux X Window System servers, clients, libs and fonts.
Newsgroups are subject to availability on your local server. You can also read them at Deja News.
General Open Source Software / Free Software Information
The Internet Operating System Counter, a survey of operating system usage on the Internet (1999?).
The Linux Counter allows you to register yourself as a Linux user.