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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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After You’re Connected

After you’re connected, you’ll probably want to leap straight to Chapter 10 for how to use the various Internet programs available to you. In the meantime, let me offer you a number of sites you might find useful when you need help, have questions, or otherwise want to explore the Linux world farther — some of these are pretty geeky, but you’ll grow into them! You also may want to update your machine (see Chapter 16), add new software (also Chapter 16), and give extra thought to system security (see Chapter 18) to protect yourself from nasty people and programs.

Useful sites include

www.linuxsecurity.com: A somewhat geeky (but useful) place where you can track what’s going on in the world of Linux security.
www.kerneltraffic.org: Everything you never wanted to know about what’s happening with the Linux kernel but were afraid to ask. This place is great for tracking what new features are being added, if you’re interested in things like bleeding-edge hardware or just like to be “in the know.”
www.linuxquestions.org: I mention this site elsewhere in the book, but it’s worth mentioning again. It’s a popular hangout for people who have questions to ask, and for those who like to help them find answers.
http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/: The Linux Newbie Administrator Guide is a massive collection of information that you may find useful.
www.tuxfiles.org: A collection of short help files on individual topics of interest.
www.tldp.org: Contains lots of help documentation ...

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