After you feel comfortable using and navigating your Red Hat Linux system, you may find yourself needing more information. The Official Red Hat Linux Administrator’s Guide, which is the companion to this book, covers more technical aspects and options of your Red Hat Linux system than this book does.
There are also many good resources available on the Internet. The following sections provide you with good online resources for Linux-related information.
Following are a few recommended websites about Red Hat Linux. (Note that some sites will discuss other Linux distributions as well.)
http://www.redhat.com — On the Red Hat website you can find links to the Linux Documentation Project (LDP), online versions of the Red Hat Linux manuals, FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), a database which can help you find a Linux Users Group near you, technical information in the Red Hat Support Knowledge Base, and more.
http://www.linuxheadquarters.com — The Linux Headquarters website features easy to follow, step-by-step guides for a variety of Linux tasks.
http://www.slashdot.org — Slashdot is a site that is run by many people, a good number of which are Linux users and administrators, on topics such as open-source development, Linux, and new technology.
You can participate in newsgroups by watching the discussions of others attempting to solve problems, or by actively asking or answering questions. Experienced Linux users are known to be extremely helpful when trying to assist new users with various Linux issues — especially if you are posing your questions in the right venue. If you do not have access to a news reader application (note that you can use Mozilla Mail for newsgroups), you can access this information via the Web at http://www.deja.com. Dozens of Linux-related newsgroups exist, including the following:
linux.help — A great place to get help from fellow Linux users.
linux.redhat — This newsgroup primarily covers Red Hat Linux-specific issues.
linux.redhat.install — Pose installation questions to this newsgroup or search it to see how others solved similar problems.
linux.redhat.misc — Questions or requests for help that do not really fit into traditional categories go here.
linux.redhat.rpm — A good place to go if you are having trouble using RPM to accomplish particular objectives.