What Linux newsgroups are available?
There are various mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups for Linux discussion:
comp.os.linux.announceis a moderated newsgroup for announcements about Linux (e.g., new programs, bug fixes).
comp.os.linux.answerscontains all the FAQ files, HOWTO files, and other important documentation.
comp.os.linux.adminis an unmoderated newsgroup for discussion of administration of Linux systems.
comp.os.linux.developmentis an unmoderated newsgroup specifically for discussion of Linux kernel development. The only application development questions that should be discussed here are those that are intimately associated with the kernel. All other development questions are probably generic Unix development questions and should be directed to a
comp.os.linux.helpis an unmoderated newsgroup for any Linux questions that don't belong anywhere else.
comp.os.linux.miscis the replacement for
comp.os.linux, and is meant for any discussion that doesn't belong elsewhere.
Additional topical Linux newsgroups include:
In general, you should not cross-post between the Linux
newsgroups. The only cross-posting that is appropriate is an
occasional posting between one unmoderated group and
comp.os.linux.announce. The whole point of splitting
comp.os.linux into many groups is to reduce traffic in
Some of the above information came from the Linux Information Sheet.
At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see At IU, how do I get support for Linux or Unix?
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Last modified on 2013-02-19.
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