Ubuntu: backed by a great community
Ubuntu: backed by a great community

I promised to come back and visit the community aspect of Ubuntu because I feel that it is an underrated feature of this OS. I’m sure most of you have had an experience where you are trying to do something with Windows and you just cant seem to figure it out. I have been in that situation many times and I have always been kind of discouraged with the amount of support that I can get. Its not that the answers are not out there, because for the most part they are, but you can only really rely on google to find them.

When I switched to Ubuntu I had a reasonable foundation in Linux, but I was still pretty green. There were a lot of basic things that I had to go looking for because I didn’t understand how everything worked with this OS. I was pleasantly surprised with the wealth of information and the willingness of other people to help when I was searching for answers. Because Linux is open source (for the most part), there is a huge community of people who know it very well, and since a lot of the same questions get asked, many of them already have guides written to solve most of your problems. Ubuntu has centralized its community a bit by offering forums, wikis and technical support. I cant remember a question that I have not been able to find the answer to, either on the forums or with a quick google search.

April 22, 2007
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Will Stevens (swill)

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