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While professional PC-BSD support is available from [http://www.ixsystems.com/ iXsystems], most users turn to the Internet for help. We are doing our best to make PC-BSD as easy as possible for newcomers. Should you need help, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with the PC-BSD community.
 
While professional PC-BSD support is available from [http://www.ixsystems.com/ iXsystems], most users turn to the Internet for help. We are doing our best to make PC-BSD as easy as possible for newcomers. Should you need help, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with the PC-BSD community.
 
=== Mailing lists ===
 
 
Mailing lists are a handy way to discuss problems, solutions, and requested features as they create a searchable archive of discussions. The PC-BSD Project offers the following [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo mailing lists] to cover a wide variety of discussion topics:
 
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/announce '''Announcements:'''] a read-only, low frequency list used by the PC-BSD team to make announcements to the community.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/commits '''Commits:'''] lists SVN commits as PC-BSD code is added or modified by developers.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/dev '''Dev:''']  for discussion related to PC-BSD technical development.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/docs '''Docs:'''] for communications between those involved, or interested in contributing to, the PC-BSD documentation effort.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/install-frontend '''Install-frontend:'''] for discussion related to the frontend to the pc-sysinstall utility.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/installer '''Installer:'''] for discussions about the backend to the pc-sysinstall utility.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/pbi-bugs '''PBI-bugs:'''] for users to report and discuss bugs found in PBI applications.
 
*[http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/pbi-dev '''PBI-dev:'''] for discussions between PBI developers and users concerning PBI construction and maintenance.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/pbibuild '''PBIbuild:'''] lists SVN commits as PBIs are added or modified by PBI developers.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/pcbsd-malaysia '''PCBSD-Malaysia:'''] general discussion list for Malaysian users in their native language.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/pcbsd-warden '''PCBSD-warden:'''] the place to discuss The Warden software for PC-BSD.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/public '''Public:'''] general public list for discussion not related to the other mailing lists.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/support '''Support:'''] if you have a problem, you should report your issue or error messages on this list.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing '''Testing:'''] for those wishing to participate in PC-BSD beta testing and feedback.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/trac-bugs '''Trac-bugs:'''] lists notifications about changes to PC-BSD bug reports in Trac database.
 
* [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/translations '''Translations:'''] for those involved in translating for PC-BSD.
 
 
Each mailing list includes a description of topics suitable for discussion on that list and indicates if it is read only or available for user discussion. Anyone can read the archives for a list. If you wish to send an email to a list, subscribe to it and confirm your subscription first.
 
 
Apart from these official mailing lists, there's also a number of non-official mailing lists set up by PC-BSD users. Many of these lists are designed for discussion in other languages. A list of alternative PC-BSD mailing lists can be found [http://groups.google.com/groups/dir?lnk=srgmt&q=pc-bsd here].
 
  
 
=== FreeBSD Handbook and FAQ ===
 
=== FreeBSD Handbook and FAQ ===

Revision as of 06:25, 1 October 2010

While professional PC-BSD support is available from iXsystems, most users turn to the Internet for help. We are doing our best to make PC-BSD as easy as possible for newcomers. Should you need help, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with the PC-BSD community.

Contents

FreeBSD Handbook and FAQ

PC-BSD has FreeBSD as it's underlying operating system, so everthing in the FreeBSD Handbook and FreeBSD FAQ applies to PC-BSD as well. Both are very comprehensive and cover nearly every task you can accomplish on a FreeBSD system. They are also an excellent resource for learning how things work "under the hood" of your PC-BSD system.

Additional Resources

PC-BSD is part of the BSD family of operating systems based on Unix, and is specifically based on FreeBSD. Since PC-BSD has a fully functional FreeBSD system included, most adjustments that you do for FreeBSD also work for PC-BSD. As a result, the majority of FreeBSD material will be useful for you as an advanced user. Here is a non-exhaustive list of other resources on FreeBSD:

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