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Debian And Linux Resources On The Internet


The Internet home for Debian Linux is the www.debian.org Web site. Here you will find links for documentation, downloads, support, and information. There are, however, other sources of information as well.

One of the biggest advantages of using Debian is that it doesn't incorporate proprietary methods for implementing certain functions and features. This allows you to use the thousands of "generic" Linux Web pages available on the Web.

Over time a collection of Web pages has developed that tell you how to do specific things with Linux. These types of pages are referred to as a "HOWTO" and they are available on a vast array of subjects. The central repository for these pages is the Linux Documentation Project Web site, a link to which is given below. The HOWTOs are also mirrored on quite a few different sites. The format of these pages is very basic so that they can be read using text-based (non-GUI) browsers like Lynx.


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Problems Are Good Things !

Don't get frustrated if you run into problems when working with Linux. Quite the opposite. Problems present the best learning opportunities you could ask for. Solving problems requires that you investigate not only what is happening, but how it is happening and why it is happening. Often, you'll have to do some research and search out relevant information.

If you have a problem with something, don't immediately run to a listserv or chat room to ask for help. Analyze, investigate, and try and narrow down the possible causes. You may just end up fixing the problem yourself, and learn something in the process. If you don't fix it, what you have learned will allow you to ask much more intelligent targeted questions when you do ask for help. There is nothing so useless as a request for help that simply states "it doesn't work".




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Many of the applications that come in the Debian distribution also have Web sites. When troubleshooting a problem, the most important thing to determine is if the problem is with the OS or with the application. Determining the source of any error messages will allow you to determine which site you should go to for help. These sites have their own FAQs and documentation specific to the application.




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