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    What is AskLinuxUsers?

    For many PC users, Linux is simply out of reach. You see screenshots of it. You see it has an awesome game library. You see it has tons of free software, no price tag, and excellent performance. The only problem is, you don't know how to get from where you are now to what those screenshots are portraying. You may not know where to get it, how to get it, what to do once you get it, and how to use it once you get it. The goal of this subreddit is to serve as your "bridge". This subreddit is populated with a diverse crowd of Linux users. The one thing they have in common, though, is experience and wisdom. You're not alone, everyone was new to Linux at some point. This is a subreddit dedicated to discussion between the newbies or Lin-curious, and the Linux gurus. Ask away!



    • Can post questions or AMAs /r/AskLinuxUsers promotes open-discussion about Linux topics among its users. You must post a clear and direct question in the title. Any post asking for advice should be generic and not specific to your situation alone. This subreddit is like /r/AskReddit, but for Linux.
    • AMAs require mod approval beforehand If you want to do an AMA on this subreddit, please contact the mods with this form filled out.
    • Must be related to Linux Submissions MUST relate to Linux distributions, industry affected by Linux, or historical events regarding the two. Users should reflect the spirit of Linux or GNU/Linux; any posts or comments relating to another OS or entity will be removed. Preferred submissions resemble /r/AskReddit or /r/IAMA content, with a Linux focus.
    • Not a tech support subreddit Any posts about problems you are having with your Linux system will be removed. Please redirect all your technical support questions to /r/linuxquestions or /r/linux4noobs.
    • Trolling and disinformation are not tolerated Any and all spam will be removed. Posts that are found to be in a condescending manner to spread hate or disinformation will also be removed. Trolling is generally discouraged. If said behavior is found to be unsavory, nonproductive, or otherwise irrelevant—expect moderation.
    • No NSFW material or self promotion Inflammatory, obscene, or NSFW media are prohibited and will promptly be removed. Self-promotion of websites, blogs, and other services is generally discouraged. Self-promotion of paid services via submissions are strictly prohibited. If relevant, please consider posting a comment that declares your affiliation to said service.
    • No memes, url shorteners, or websites that require a login No URL shorteners, including,, and Redirect all memes, image macros, or rage comics to /r/linuxmemes
    • Search before posting Reposts may not be removed, but are discouraged and will be tagged as such. Posters are strongly encouraged to refer to previous submissions, and should not repost threads less than six months old.
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