Many websites allow users to post questions and comments in threads in forums according to some topic or common interest. This is a useful mechanism. Forum sites are valuable resources and a lot of fun.
Here is a list of forum websites that I have found. Many of them I have joined and post messages on. Others I only visit rarely.
Also, see the tip about double underlines below.
Linux Forum Sites
- HowtoForge Forums
- USA Linux Users Group
Web Development Forum Sites
- BlueHost Forum
- Any Browser Forum
- HTMLcenter Small
- WebHostingForum Small
- DevShed Programming, web design, OSes, more
Windows Forum Sites
- NTcompatible forum
- The hive
- Microsoft Software Forum Network
- Active Network Forums
Forum Sites Dedicated to Specific Software
- Mozillazine Forums
- ReactOS Forum
- XFCE Forum
- REAL Software Forums Real Basic
- NVIDIA hardware/software support
- Ubuntu Linux Forums
- Forum about the x86 system virtualization software.
Software Development Sites and Forums
- DreamInCode Forum
- C Programming
- Bytes Tech Support
- DANIWEB Many IT topics
Forum Sites for Other or Multiple Computer Platforms
Other Computer-Oriented Forum Sites
- GID Forums Web design, C/C++, PHP and MySQL
- DomainState Domain News & Views
- Dell Support
- SpeedGuide.net Broadband Internet
- MC MCSE Certifications (e.g. A+, MCSE)
Other Forum Sites
Consumer Opinion Forums
- Comcast forums
- Howard Forums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource
- MobilEdia Cell Phone Forums
- Cell Phone Hacks
Sites that sponsor many forums
Many forum sites (and other sites) sell advertising that appears as double underlines under random words on the page. When the mouse moves across these words, the advertisements pop up. But the really irritating thing is how long it takes to run the script that selects the words to double underline.
On the other hand, O'Reilly explains that this advertising supports the site, so if you can tolerate it, maybe you should just put up with it.
Linux Application equivalents
Wikipedia Free Software List
Modified Dec 26, 2011