information and help? You may GNU / Linux does not succeed with the masses at the level of custodial options, but there is no doubt that we are increasingly users of this “alternative OS” in any of the many flavors available . And when you get to a new site, not sure.
“how I do this or that” a stone is encountered whenever try something new in computer science, and GNU / Linux, however easy it has become, not the exception. So then offer these new users few tips when looking for information or help .id=”información”>
If the former is to be well informed, it is clear that … you have to read MuyLinux! Seriously, blogs are the best way, if not the only, to be informed about everything that is happening in the world of GNU / Linux. Of course, not only MuyLinux speak, there are dozens of interesting sites throughout the Internet, both in English and Spanish. In fact, every day we cite our sources which potentially are, by the synergy of the network and their millions of users, endless (and unattainable).
Are you interested in a blog “generalist” as MuyLinux? Anything more specific like OMG! Ubuntu!? Anything more specific still, as a developer blog or the distro you use? All that and more you have at your fingertips thanks to platforms like “aggregators” and “planets” .
news published in different themed like sites
news published in different themed like sitesto provide an introduction and link to the original article. In English two of the most popular are Today and Linux.com Linux, the Linux Foundation itself. In Spanish you UbuntuFeed (that the name fool you). Although you can overwhelm also information so you do not overindulge.
planets or planets, meanwhile, are “aggregators” that collect in one place publications of members of the same organization on their personal blogs . Thus, you will find the articles Planet Ubuntu Ubuntu Developer at Planet openSUSE openSUSE developers, etc.. This applies to distributions to other projects: is Planet KDE, Planet GNOME, Planet Linux … Also, there planets in different languages, so it is possible that you have a variant interests in Spanish (another thing is the activity that).
When looking for specific information, help solving a problem, a tutorial to do such a thing … In that case, ask at information sites is not a good idea, unless the item in which the do is directly related to it (and even so: if the publication has more than one week is almost certain that you get no response). For example, it would be wrong to ask anyone in the comments of this post “because it fails me, how do I fix it?”. First, of manners, not intentionally divert the subject of the article, and second and more importantly, because not the right place (mainly by the comments of the media expiration date).
When you resolve an issue arises, the right place is the forum of the distribution, desktop or application you use . Nowhere better know there are going to respond. And even the smallest distribution has its forum, do not hesitate, and their IRC channel , if you can not wait or want to discuss it live.
So do you have a problem? Turn to the forums of your distribution. Was not a problem of your distrribución, but the desktop or application? Do your own.
Another way of finding additional help or advice you have on the communities Google+ , which also even the smallest project seems to have its place. And there is much activity on the social network of the Internet giant, especially as a ‘Linux users’ touches, I am pleased to say. Although Google+ precisely communities would have been a blow to the traditional forums in any case, remain the most desirable places to turn to if the question is serious.
Before asking on forums or communities, however, there is a utility that sometimes relegated to the background, when it should be. I mean wikis . Like Wikipedia, each project usually has its wiki, which solves many of the issues that may arise to the user regarding the software installation and configuration of your system. Moreover, there are wikis so good and comprehensive reference that can serve any user, such as Arch Linux. And, how could it be otherwise, you can collaborate updating and completing the information .
all, the reader will have noticed that this entry lacks any link, and is so for good reason: the first is search on a search engine … First, in the search you use, Google, Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo … Second, in the form of blog, forum or wiki in question. With a little patience you will surely find what you need without asking, because surely someone has crossed that bridge before you and has left on record. Really, insists ask just before and if you reach a dead end, then ask politely, implying read the rules of the forum or site in which are. Do it this way and save yourself time and misunderstandings, and learn something along the way.
Now, will you add any advice for newcomers who serve you at the time? The comments are yours.