This page is an informal list of references in no particular order that I have found useful or that others have pointed out to me. If you have a suggested reference that is not listed here then please mail it to me and I will add it to the list.
These are intended as the primary starting points to get the background information as well as show you how to solve a specific problem.
These are the smaller free text relatives to the HOWTOs above.
There is a huge number of informative web pages out there and by their very nature they change quickly. I will attempt to keep the links below as valid as possible but they may become outdated.
If you need help with particular commands when running Linux then you can look in the Linux manual pages (man pages) for the command you need help with. Simply type the following to get help:
On most distributions of Linux you will find you have a directory of
documentation available to you. This is usually located under the
/usr/doc directory or the
/usr/share/doc directory. If you
go into these directories then you should be able to find some documentation on
software installed on your system.
The best place to look for documentation relating specifically to installing your particular distribution and version of Linux is on the installation media (usually CDs). Documentation is commonly found on either the first CD, the last CD or a special documentation CD.
Personally I don't tend to use newsgroups much so if you have suggestions for this section then they will be particularly welcome.