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Other Places Where Your Can Find Helpful Information
- RUTE Users Tutorial - Linux: Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition by Paul Sheer. Very clear if a little outdated tutorial. Great foundation. Worth working through. Available as PDF and HTML download and also on-line as web pages. Do a web search on RUTE to find a suitable download site near you.
- CLI for noobies series - Will teach you the basics of the Command-Line Interface
- Getting Linux Help HOW-TO - The current draft of a HOW-TO document on finding help on Linux using the web, internet relay chat and other resources.
- www.raybenjamin.com - Real Life Adventure's in Open Source -- Ray Benjamin's web log of his experiences using open source software. The site includes many tutorial articles that have been written aimed at the new Linux user.
- Linux Usability Project (German)
- KDE has a similar project called the KDE Usability Project.
- The Doing Things in Linux project has some useful information for new users.
- User Reports:
- Usability Study Reports
- GNOME 2.6 Usability Study and Review (18-July-2004, by Jonathan Turner)
The Debian IRC Channel #debian, on irc.debian.org, is really handy. There are always experts hanging around ready to answer any and all questions. However, they can be cruel when asked questions that they believe are already answered in the Fine Manual.
The Gentoo IRC channel, #gentoo, is another great resource. With hundreds of people ready to answer any question, gentoo-related or not.
- irc.freenode.net #linuxhelp
- irc.freenode.net #gentoo
- irc.freenode.net #debian
- irc.freenode.net #debian-kde (For KDE users)
And of course:
- irc.freenode.net #mediawiki
- irc.dal.net #linux
- irc.undernet.org #linuxhelp (but not #linux)
What is GrokSaurus:IRC?
You can also learn a lot about how to use IRC with the Getting Linux Help HOWTO. The HOWTO is especially good if you are working with IRC on Linux for the first time. In the near future it will also have a section on using IRC in Windows.
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