Recommended web sites

These web sites are recommended by members as useful sources of information on Linux and Open Source applications.

Linux Distributions

Which Distro is Right for Me? - a concise guide on to the more common Linux Distros - a massive directory of available and historical Linux Distributions. Provides popularity charts and other general data.

Debian - one of the most thoroughly tested Linux distributions

Ubuntu. Also check out the other "Ubuntu Flavours"

Linux Mint - a derivative of Ubuntu that many prefer

Turnkey Linux - ready-built Linux application servers for many different purposes

Desktop Applications

LibreOffice - a powerful Office suite compatible will all commonly used office documents

GIMP - a hugely capable image editor for graphic design, photo editing and illustration work

Inkscape - professional drawing application for working with SVG and PDF documents

MuseScore - create, play and print sheet music

Web Development - the best starting place for tutorials and reference data on all web technologies

Mozilla Developer Network - another excellent source for tutorials and reference material on web technologies - PHP scripting language, on-line documentation and help. developer site - The widely used database server, on-line documentation and help.

W3C HTML validation service - or checking your HTML markup.

W3C CSS validation service - for checking your CSS files.

Linux User Groups - Home of the UK Linux User Groups

Shropshire LUG - Their site includes lots of useful articles, particularly for the beginner.

News and general information

Linux Weekly News - a comprehensive source of news about Linux and other free software projects

OMG! Ubuntu! - news, tutorials and features mainly relating to the Ubuntu distribution.

Other useful resources

The Story of Linux - video made for the 20th anniversary of Linux in 2011