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DesktopBSD Day 8 - What's the Community Like?

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It’s hard to imagine a viable open source desktop with long term perspectives without some sort of community. Such a community would consist of persons that are active in developing and maintaining the desktop , of those that use it intensively and offer support, advise and hands on assistance when needed. There appears to have grown some basic structure for such a community, consisting of various channels of communication. You have your IRC channel for immediate, quick-and-dirty interaction. Then the ubiquitous forums where users can drop their questions. And there is the wiki with all sorts of more static information. A more traditional form of communication, the mailing lists, appears to be of limited use for more end user oriented desktops.

I do wonder how long the current channels of communication remain of use. When it comes to novice W2L migrators both the IRC and the forum model seem less than ideal. Even when you are used to searching forums for the information you need, it still becomes an issue of sifting out the good from the bad advice. But, this is something for another article. Today I want to check out the DesktopBSD community and it’s online resources.

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