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One fairly widespread misconception about Linux is that it is not well documented. Along with this, many people still have preconceptions about open source software. They believe that proprietary systems come with copious glossy manuals, but that Linux requires you to be a programmer who can read the source code to understand the system.

The truth is much more refreshing and interesting. In our experience, it is usually much easier to find relevant and specific information about Linux and open source software than about proprietary products. The spirit of open source means that there are a variety of sources of "good" information about the software — from official documentation provided by commercial vendors to mailing lists, newsgroup postings, and other ephemeral information.

IN THIS CHAPTER

Using the SUSE manuals

Using the SUSE manuals

Reviewing Linux Documentation Project resources

Finding help online

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