The Ubuntu Project is always expanding, as many new users continue to find Ubuntu for the first time. You will find many other knowledgeable users with answers to your questions by participating in one of Ubuntu's mailing lists. The lists are focused on using, testing, and developing and participating in Ubuntu's development:
• http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce Security announcements from the Ubuntu developers
• http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce Announcements concerning Ubuntu
• http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users Discussions among users of Ubuntu releases
• http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel Queries and reports from developers and testers of Ubuntu test releases
Internet Relay Chat
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a popular form and forum of communication for many Red Hat Linux developers and users because it allows an interactive, real-time exchange of information and ideas. To use IRC, you must have an IRC client and the address of a network and server hosting the desired chat channel for your discussions.
You can use the irc.freenode.net IRC server, or one listed at http://www.freenode.net/ to chat with other Ubuntu Project users. Some current channels are as follows:
• #ubuntu General chat about Ubuntu
• #edubuntu General chat about EdUbuntu
• #xubuntu General chat about Xubuntu
• #kubuntu General chat about Kubuntu
For more channels to look at head on over to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat for an exhaustive list of "official" channels.
However, Google can help you find other channels to explore. Simply enter in the distro name and IRC into the search options to retrieve information on any IRC channels relevant to your requirements. To get help with getting started with IRC, browse to http://www.irchelp.org/. Some of the channels of interest might be
• #linux General discussions about Linux
• #linuxhelp A help chat discussion for new users
Most IRC networks provide one or more Linux channels, although some providers require signup and registration before you can access any chat channel.
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