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January 4th, 2005, 11:54 PM
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Complete article: http://arstechnica.com/columns/linux/linux-20050102.ars


Best community

We picked the community best reputed for its contributions, user friendliness, resource richness, balanced advocacy and quality of code released.

The user community is one of the greatest attractions for many users. When you have the ability to interact with thousands of other users, many of whom tend to be vocal, problems are often aired and fixed quickly. A good community can make or break a project, as we'll no doubt see.

Winner: The Ubuntu Linux forums (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/)

Ubuntu broke onto the scene in October of the year, and a forum for user issues was started soon afterwards. It was quickly adopted as the official Ubuntu forum, and provides fantastic resources, from a well-maintained FAQ section to an active support forum for the development branch, as well as mailing list integration. The developers are very active in the community, and the overall tone is friendly and helpful.

An honorable mention goes to the Gentoo forum community. One of the most active communities on the web, this forum has probably had the question you're thinking about asking already answered. Twice. In six different languages.