Some links to guide the fellow traveller

This is a list of links to websites that I'd forever be indebted to. For without them, I'd not have become who I am today - a *nix weeb and a web developer.


The oldest linux distro that's actively maintained. Uses rc.X scripts to get things done, unlike others who joined the dark side. This used to be my daily driver at home. Slackware has a wonderful community at everyone's favorite LQ. They also have a wiki and a guide where you can read everything slackware related.


The *nix for those paranoid with security. It's reputation in it's realm is unparallelled. OpenBSD is usually branded as a server OS, but many have it running on their desktops and laptops. And btw it's man pages are unmatched in quality.

The Linux Documentation Project

Excellent collection of tips & tricks, guides and everything you'll need with linux. My first steps in bash were with tldp's help.

Arch wiki

I was for a long time an archlinux user and their documentation was the reason. It has topics ranging from installations, desktop customizations and even server-related stuff. The wiki maintaners and writers are a good bunch. I always return to the archwiki, when my google-fu fails me.


Aside from building the most gnarly debian-sid based iso's around obscure window managers, the BBQ housed a community of brilliant hackers. They have produced some of the best guides on building minimal desktops out there on the net.


A community for *nix enthusiasts and hobbyists.


The official sucessor to #! linux, that started the minimal desktop ricing frenzy. The infamous #! community lives on through bunsenlabs. #! made editing config files fun. And when you bork the system, a community member would already have the answer to the problem.


Home of the Free Software Community of India.


Guides on self-hosting your stuff on the internet.


What's life without dotfiles?

Daemon forums

A forum for everything BSD.

Screenshots of awesome setups :)

Hundred Rabbits

Home of well-written and beautifully illustrated guides on self-sustainability and low-tech.

Friends & tech blogs