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Big Daddy Linux

Big Daddy Linux is a community based around the enjoyment of using Linux and Open Source software and embracing the diverse community surrounding them. We hail from all walks of life and from all parts of the globe united by our interests and desired to share them with others.

Help Desk

Computers aren’t always easy to deal with. Luckily we have some pretty gifted sysadmins and other technical types hanging around who might be able to lend a hand if you need it.

Community News

Have an interesting piece of news to share? Something happening in the Linux world that we should know about? Working on a project of your own that you’d like to promote? Let us know here.


Distro is short for “distribution”, or what you call a packaged collection of software, usually including one or more desktop environments using the Linux kernel as its base. There are many to choose from and people generally have their favorites. What’s yours?

Desktop Environments

A Desktop Environment, or DE for short, is the graphical user interface that runs on the Linux kernel. The two largest are GNOME and KDE Plasma but there are many more to choose from. One of the great things about Linux is being able to choose the DE you prefer.


News and info on games and gaming. Hardware and software, tip and tricks.

Server Side

Sure, Linux is fun on the desktop but what about those servers? Linux servers power the majority of the world’s infrastructure including the internet, supercomputers, mainframes, network equipment and more. This category is for discussing the use and maintenance of these systems.


Open Source software is like magic. A developer you’ve likely never heard of put their effort and passion into building or maintaining a piece of software that is freely available to anyone to use and change as they see fit. Software doesn’t have to be open source to be interesting or useful. Open or closed, what is your favorite software? Have you discovered something new?


Linux runs on just about any kind of hardware, from that old Pentium in the basement to the newest high-performance systems available. What kind of system do you have? Need any help getting Linux running just right?

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Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.