Many Linux User Groups around the world offer direct support to users. Typically, Linux User Groups engage in such activities as installation days, talks and seminars, demonstration nights, and purely social events. Linux User Groups are a great way of meeting other Linux users in your area. There are a number of published lists of Linux User Groups. Linux Online (http://www.linux.org) has a list of Linux user groups organized by country at http://www.linux.org/groups.