How to Participate on

There are many ways to share your ideas and expertise on Answer a question, submit a blog post, review a distribution, comment on an article – whatever format you prefer – your contributions are key to making a true community resource. Help build the knowledge base for all Linux and open source practitioners.

To get started, Join the community

Create a account and gain full access to all of the site's community features, including the ability to create a custom profile, publish a blog post, ask questions and submit answers, comment on articles, and participate in the forums.

Update your profile

Once you are registered, update your user profile with a photo and link it to your social networks. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the community and share your skills and interests. You can also save articles to your profile and see a history of your activities on the site.

To access your profile, log in with your ID and click your user name in the top menu.

Subscribe to the newsletter

Get a digest of the latest Linux and open source news from delivered each Monday to your inbox. Sign up now.

Share articles with friends and colleagues

Use the sharing buttons at the end of each article to email or post your favorite articles to social media sites.

Comment on articles

We want to hear from you! Please share your thoughts and experiences, ask questions, or make suggestions. (Login is required.)

Publish a blog post

All registered users of are invited to submit their original blog posts to our community blogs section. Your submission will be reviewed by editors and approved according to our editorial guidelines.

Become a guest contributor

Guest contributors are leaders and experts in the tech industry. They are active in Linux and/or open source development and would like to share their ideas, expertise, and experiences with a broad audience of Linux users, developers, system administrators, DevOps, and open source professionals.

Ask or answer a question

Have a specific technical issue or burning question you can't resolve with a Google search? Ask it here. community members are knowledgeable and experienced – as well as generous with their time and willing to help.

And if you can answer a question, please do! The whole community benefits when you share what you know.

Participate in the forums

The forums are the place to discuss topics that can't be answered quickly in the Q&A section. Registered community members can create a new thread on a topic of interest or join an existing one.


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