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110                     <p>There are several options to get online help from the openSUSE community.</p>
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115                     <h2>Documentation</h2>
116                       <p>The openSUSE community creates, edits, and refines comprehensive documentation in the form of a wiki.</p>
117                       <p>A lot of articles, howtos and guides are available, including:
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119                           <li><a href="http://en.opensuse.org/SDB">the Support Database (SDB)</a>: solutions to problems with openSUSE, as well as more detailed explanations of certain topics</li>
120                           <li><a href="http://en.opensuse.org/HCL">the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)</a>: compatibility of various hardware and full systems with openSUSE</li>
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123                       <p>Novell also provides <a href="http://www.novell.com/documentation/suse.html">official documentation for the openSUSE distribution</a>.</p>
124                       <p>Clicking the button below will bring you to the welcome page of the openSUSE wiki, from there you can browse pages by category or search for content: </p>
125                         <a href="http://en.opensuse.org" class="button">Take me to the Wiki!</a>
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129                     <h2>Chat &amp; Help</h2>
130                       <p>Unofficial, free, and real-time online help with openSUSE as well as a place to chat to other openSUSE users over IRC.</p>
131                       <p>Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an interactive and text-based online chat system that enables you to get help and discuss in real-time with other members of the openSUSE community.</p>
132                       <p>Please make sure to have read the channel rules before connecting, to make both your and our time there as friendly and enjoyable as possible:</p>
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135                           <li><a href="http://suse-irc.org/rules.html">read the #openSUSE channel rules</a></li>
136                           <li><a href="http://en.opensuse.org/Communicate/IRC">see the list of all openSUSE IRC channels (by topic)</a></li>
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139                       <p>Clicking the button below will start an IRC client application on your desktop and directly connect you to the #openSUSE chat room:</p>
140                         <a href="irc://irc.opensuse.org/opensuse" class="button">Connect me to #openSUSE!</a>
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144                     <h2>Mailing Lists</h2>
145                       <p>Mailing lists are a great way to communicate and get support with other openSUSE community members via email.</p>
146                       <p>Make sure to post your question(s) with as much details as possible(which openSUSE version you are using, which architecture (x86, x86_64, ppc, ...), exact error messages if applicable, etc...).</p>
147                       <p>In order to subscribe,
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149                           <li><a href="mailto:opensuse+subscribe@opensuse.org">send an email to opensuse+subscribe@opensuse.org</a></li>
150                           <li>wait for an automated confirmation request email and follow the instructions (just need to reply to it once)</li>
151                           <li>you will then receive a welcome email and from there on, you can simply post your question(s) using the following email address: <a href="mailto:opensuse@opensuse.org">opensuse@opensuse.org</a></li>
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154                       <p>In order to read past email threads on the list, you may also <a href="http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/">consult the archives</a>.</p>
155                       <p>Clicking the button below will start an email client on your desktop, with the email address to subscribe to the openSUSE technical support mailing-list. You just need to send it.</p>
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160                     <h2>Web Forums</h1>
161                       <p>Web Forums are helpful communities of openSUSE users, where you can ask questions using your browser.</p>
162                       <p>You first need to register an account with a nickname, a valid email address (for confirmation) and optionally an avatar.</p>
163                       <p>Once registered, you can ask your question(s) there by choosing the appropriate topic.</p>
164                       <p>Several openSUSE web forum communities currently exist, with slight differences in atmosphere and habits -- pick one or try them all and see which one suits you best.</p>
165                       <p>Clicking the button below will take you to the openSUSE wiki page that lists the currently available openSUSE community web forums:</p>
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