- Where can I find general Linux information?
- What’s a good source for Linux news?
- Where can I find Linux documentation?
- Where can I get software that will run on my Linux box?
- What other resources do you recommend?
There are a lot of wonderful Linux sites on the net. Check dmoz for a list. We can specifically recommend OSDN’s Linux.com. If you’re looking for dead-trees information, visit O’Reilly Associates’ Linux Center — they publish some of the best computer books in existence.
Again, there’s lot’s out there. We’ll recommend a few. For your daily fix, check out Linux Today. On a slower time scale, there’s the excellent print magazines Linux Journal and Linux Magazine. But if you’ve only got time to follow one news source, make it Linux Weekly News. It comes out every Thursday, and provides a summary of and intelligent commentary on the happenings of the past week.
At The Linux Documentation Project, of course. Make sure to check out the HOWTOs. Also, the Google search engine has a special Linux-specific search. And, dmoz provides a nice list of other places to look.
First, check to make sure that it isn’t available as a part of BU Linux. Failing that, check Freshmeat, a very comprehensive index of Linux software. (It’s amazing how many new entries there are every day.) FreshRPMs (an unrelated site) also provides many nice multimedia packages in RPM form. If you find something you want that we’re not including in our distribution, please tell us, and we’ll consider adding it.
If you’re interested in following the latest kernel development, KernelNewbies.org is great. And of course, while it’s certainly not Linux specific, Slashdot is always interesting (if not precisely reliable).