Over the past 2 1/2 years, Linux Journal has grown to be considered the authoritative printed resource on current Linux development and use. In order to continue to be the resource of choice we have been looking at what has been requested and what changes we can make to address the needs of the Linux community.
Several readers have requested a opportunity to have short specific questions -- especially those regarding installation and setting up a Linux system -- answered. Others have expressed a desire for better, more specific, information on how to use each of the various Linux distributions.
In an effort to fill these needs we will feature a new "Best of Technical Support" column. It will be in question and answer format. We hope to answer both "generic" Linux questions and vendor specific questions.
The generic Linux questions will be answered by the team of Linux gurus that we have assembled. The expert support staffs of the vendors themselves will answer the questions aimed at one vendor or distribution. (Each response in the column will identify the source it came from.) If you are a vendor of Linux and you would like to get involved in this project, please send some e-mail to Gena Shurtleff.
This should be an opportunity to learn more about the features and quirks of the various distributions as well as a great learning tool for less experienced Linux users. Many of the questions and answers from this venture will be put up here on our web page. Others will appear in print in Linux Journal.
If you would like to submit a question to be answered in this column, please use the convenient form provided below. Please note that due to number of responses we're receiving, we are not able to publish all questions. Thanks for taking part.