Most people can receive Usenet news at work or through their ISPs. While this communications technology has lost ground in the past several years to web-based threaded discussions, it is still a valuable source of help and community connections on many topics. The following Linux-related newsgroups are popular:
A moderated newsgroup containing announcements of new software, distributions, bug reports, and goings-on in the Linux community. All Linux users should read this group. Submissions may be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidance for using features of Linux for application development, and for understanding the effects of the operating system on user-space programs.
Discussions about developing the Linux kernel and the system itself.
Discussions relating to networking with Linux.
Help on getting the X graphical window system to work. This list used to see some of the highest traffic of any Linux group back when distributions had more trouble setting up graphics automatically. This is no longer the case, thanks to the increasing sophistication of autodetection and configuration software.
There are also several newsgroups devoted to Linux in languages other than English, as well as newsgroups and online forums for the different distributions.