Since this document merely scratches the surface when it comes to Linux, you will probably find you have lots of questions and possibly problems. Whether these are problems with the operating system, or not knowing the proper way to perform the task in Linux, there is always a place to find help.
On our forums you'll find a lot of experienced people always willing to go that extra mile to help you out, so don't hesitate to ask - you'll be suprised at the responses!
Generally the Linux community is a very helpful one. You'll be happy to know that there is more documentation, tutorials, HOW-TOs and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for Linux than for all other operating systems in the world!
If you go to any search engine, forum or news group researching a problem, you'll always find an answer.
To save you some searching, here are a few websites where you can find information covering most aspects of the operating system:
- http://www.tldp.org/ - The Linux Documentation Project homepage has the largest collection of tutorials, HOW-TOs and FAQs for Linux.
- http://www.Linux.org/docs/ - The documentation page from the official Linux.org website. Contains links to a lot of useful information.
- http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/ - The Red Hat Fedora Linux manuals page. Almost all of this information will apply to any other version of Linux as well. All the guides here are full of very useful information. You can download all the guides to view offline.
- http://www.justLinux.com/nhf/ - Contains a library of information for beginners on all topics from setting up hardware, installing software, to compiling the kernel
- http://www.Linuxquestions.org/ - The second best place (we're the first :> ) to post a question if you have a problem.
- http://www.pbone.net - Pbone is a great search engine to find RPM packages for your Linux operating system.
- http://www.freshmeat.net - Looking for an application in Linux? Try Freshmeat - if you don't find it there, it's most probably not out yet!
- http://www.sourceforge.net - The world's largest development and download repository of Open Source code (free) and applications. Sourceforge hosts thousands of open source projects, most of which are of course for the Linux operating system.
We hope you have enjoyed this brief introduction to the Linux operating system and hope you'll be tempted to try Linux for yourself. You've surely got nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Remember, Linux is the No.1 operating system when it comes to web services and mission critical servers - it's not a coincidence other major software vendors are doing everything they can to stop Linux from gaining more ground!
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