8 Useful Ubuntu-related Sites You Should Bookmark

In the last part of the series, we are going to recommend to you some of the useful Ubuntu-related websites that you should bookmark and reference to regularly.

1. Ubuntuforums

Needless to say, the best place to go for Ubuntu support is none other than the popular Ubuntu Forums. This is the only place where you can find all kind of advices, tips and tricks, hacks and solutions related to Ubuntu. If there is a Ubuntu-related problem that you can’t solve, most likely it has already been discussed in the forums.  Simply do a search in the forums or post your question and you will receive plenty of help from the community.

2. Ubuntu Hardware Support List

While Ubuntu supports a wide range of devices, there are still times when you can’t get a particular hardware to work. The Hardware Support page shows a hardware compatibility list that you can refer to before you make any hardware purchase. This hardware support page is maintained by the community and anyone can add/modify the entry.

3. Ubuntu Documentation

It is no doubt that Ubuntu is an easy to use and user-friendly distro. However, if you are still having difficulties navigating around and get it to perform simple daily tasks, you can head on to Ubuntu Documentation and read about everything you need to know about Ubuntu. It won’t make you an expert, but at least it can help you to get started (and perhaps show your friends how geeky you are).

4. Launchpad

Launchpad is the place for you to discover new open-source applications or retrieve source code/installation instruction for third party apps that are not found in the Ubuntu repositories.

5. Gnome-look.org

If you love eye-candy, beautiful wallpapers, login screen, splash screen and everything about your Ubuntu system, then gnome-look.org is the place to visit. It contains a great collection of artworks and themes contributed by the community. They are free to download and use.

Kubuntu and Xubuntu users can check out kde-look.org and xfce-look.org respectively.

6. Ubuntu Community Hub

Ubuntu Community Hub is a Discourse site where you can submit your ideas/suggestions/stuffs to be included in future version of Ubuntu and let others vote for it. Popular ideas (those that received a lot of votes) are reviewed by the Ubuntu team and possibly include them in the future release.

7. Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine is the only website that is dedicated to publish a free Ubuntu magazine (in pdf format) every month. Being a loyal subscriber, I have found their magazines very informative, yet doesn’t get too technical in detail. It is great for new users who wanted to learn more about Ubuntu.

9. Planet Ubuntu

Planet Ubuntu is a blog written and updated regularly by Ubuntu developers and contributors. This is where you can get the latest and updated news about your system.

What other sites do you visit for your Ubuntu needs?

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Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

11 comments

  1. Hi! I have just updated a guide to Ubuntu Jaunty – was a lot of work but I think it was worth it! Try it out if you want!
    Thanks for your series of articles on Ubuntu.

  2. Some others:
    11) http://www.ubuntugeek.com
    12) http://www.ubuntu.com/support
    13) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/

  3. These are my favourite sites for Ubuntu:

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/
    http://www.workswithu.com/
    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/
    …and my own site http://ubuntu-news.net

    Thanks for the overview!
    Christian

  4. Damien,

    This has been an excellent series that definitely helped me upgrade my Ubuntu from 8.04 to 9.04. Keep up the good work. On a different note, let me know if you ever need a guest post since I also have a technical blog.

      1. I am available to write if you’re interested. Check out these two posts that I wrote:

        http://www.jma-daily.com/2009/04/5-reasons-linux-will-never-be-better.html

        http://www.lostintechnology.com/internet-tools/twitoaster-helps-your-sort-out-your-replies

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