(Ubuntu at Mastodon, among many other GNU/Linux communities at Mastodon today)

Mastodon is a Twitter-like social network but unlike Twitter, it's free software-based and federated. In order to support adoption of Mastodon, I make this list of GNU/Linux and FLOSS communities at Mastodon we can follow and talk to. As Mastodon is mostly new thing for everybody, below you can also learn most used terminology such as fediverse, toot ('tweet'), boost ('retweet'), etc. Let's go!

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Mastodon Logo and Terminology


Twitter logo is like this,

and Mastodon logo is like this.

So you now know both. And if a community website shows a Mastodon logo, see KDE's below for example, it means they have Mastodon, you can follow and talk to them there.

 
Talking about terminology, while every Twitter user says tweet and retweet, every Mastodon user says toot and boost. In both, we also use follow, unfollow, and followers. But only in Mastodon we say federation and instance, meaning unlike Twitter, Mastodon is decentralized (no central company control) and we can register new account at any Mastodon server provided by any organization. A Mastodon user can follow and talk to user in any instance because in Mastodon not only users are connected but servers are also connected, that is federation.

Join Mastodon


You can join Mastodon by creating new account in https://joinmastodon.org.



Ubuntu
Worldwide most popular GNU/Linux operating system.
https://ubuntu.social/@ubuntu

Kubuntu
KDE variant of Ubuntu.
https://mastodon.technology/@Kubuntu

Ubuntu MATE
MATE desktop variant of Ubuntu.
https://ubuntu.social/@ubuntumate

Ubuntu Studio
Audio/video creative variant of Ubuntu.
https://mastodon.art/@ubuntustudio
 

Debian
The base of Ubuntu and almost all other distros.

Gentoo
The source code oriented flexible distro.
https://fosstodon.org/@gentoo

Solus OS
The distro where Budgie desktop created.
https://mastodon.cloud/@SolusProject

Void GNU/Linux
sasasa
https://chaos.social/@VoidLinux

PantherX OS
A new distro based on Guix Package Manager with its own Qt5-based desktop environment.
https://pantherx.social/@franz

MX GNU/Linux
Recently popular XFCE-powered lightweight distro based on Debian.
https://mastodon.social/@mxlinux

Nitrux GNU/Linux
The AppImage oriented distro.
https://mastodon.cloud/@Nitrux_NX

GNOME
The GNU OS desktop environment.
https://floss.social/@gnome

KDE
The oldest desktop environment of GNU/Linux. 
https://mastodon.technology/@kde

LibreOffice
Free, libre office suite program we all know.
https://mastodon.cloud/@ribalinux

elementary OS
Modern, sleek, innovative distro based on Ubuntu.
https://mastodon.social/@elementary

openSUSE
The green lizard operating system with YaST amazing control panel.
https://fosstodon.org/@opensuse

Purism Librem
The GNU/Linux laptops and smartphones company.
https://mastodon.social/@Purism

Krita
Free, libre image editor and digital animation program similar to Corel Painter.
https://mastodon.art/@Krita

Inkscape
Free vector image editor similar to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW.
https://mastodon.art/@inkscape

Libre Graphics Meeting
International conference of graphic designers who use free/libre software.
https://post.lurk.org/@lgm

OMG! Ubuntu
The most famous Ubuntu news site and I like it.
https://floss.social/@omgubuntu

Manjaro (unofficial)
The most popular desktop variant of Arch which is easy to install and use. 
https://botsin.space/@manjarolinux

Darktable
Professional darkroom photo manager program similar to Adobe Lightroom.
https://framapiaf.org/@darktablefr

Libre Lounge
Podcast focused in computer user freedom topic. 
https://floss.social/@librelounge

GIMP
The free and libre Photoshop for everybody.
https://mastodon.at/@GIMP

Linux Tech More
Tutorials and videos from LinuxTechMore blog.
https://mastodon.technology/@linuxtechmore

FreeCAD
Free software Computer Aided Design for 2D and 3D similar to AutoCAD.
https://fosstodon.org/@FreeCAD

Tor Project
The Onion Router, a security and privacy tool every internet user should use today.
https://mastodon.social/@torproject

FOSDEM
Free/Open Source Software Developer Europe Meeting.
https://fosstodon.org/@fosdem

Liberapay
Crowdfunding place that funded Mastodon and other free software projects.
https://mastodon.xyz/@Liberapay

Nextcloud
A full replacement to Google Suite that is free software.
https://mastodon.xyz/@nextcloud

Matrix.org
The next internet communication protocol that is federated with nice desktop client.
https://mastodon.matrix.org/@matrix

Switched to Linux
Getting real work done on GNU/Linux.
https://fosstodon.org/@switchedtolinux

Gaming On Linux
Everything about playing video games on GNU/Linux. 
https://mastodon.social/@gamingonlinux

Godot Engine
User friendly 2D and 3D game maker software that is free.
https://mastodon.gamedev.place/@godotengine

Ribalinux
Video podcast for GNU/Linux and BSD installation tutorials. 
https://mastodon.cloud/@ribalinux

Tuxedo Computers
Remember my GNU/Linux computer list? This is Tuxedo's Mastodon.
https://linuxrocks.online/@tuxedocomputers

Pinebook Laptops
Have you ever seen KDE Pinebook (ARM) laptop? That's cool and this is their Mastodon.
https://fosstodon.org/@PINE64

SwagArch
(discontinued, unfortunately)
Arch derivative that often says GNU more than Linux.
https://mastodon.technology/@swagarch

FOSSJobs
Do you want to find a job in free software & open source world? See this Mastodon.
https://fosstodon.org/@fossjobs

This Week In Linux
Uptodate News from multiple sources about GNU/Linux.
https://mastodon.social/@ThisWeekinLinux

uGet Download Manager
Desktop download accelerator that is fast and similar to IDM.
https://mastodon.social/@uGet

Guardian Project
Related closer to Android and Replicant, it's security project that develops Orbot and many other user-friendly security tools for mobile phone.
https://social.librem.one/@guardianproject

ProtonMail
Email service that is secure, open source-oriented, very user-friendly, and recommended by PrivacyTools.io and Sven's Restore Privacy at least per 2 October 2019.
https://mastodon.social/@protonmail

Command Line Magic
GNU/Linux command lines, short with explanations, and handy.
https://mastodon.social/@climagic

Tuxdigital
Podcast that talks about recent FOSS news, gaming, design with GNU/Linux.
https://mastodon.social/@TuxDigital

TuxPhones.com
New website interestingly focused at Librem, Ubuntu Touch, Plasma Mobile, postmarketOS and such GNU/Linux smartphones.
https://fosstodon.org/@tuxdevices

Big Daddy Linux
Podcast publishing of its YouTube channel with same name.
https://linuxrocks.online/@BigDaddyLinux

Destination Linux
Podcast by 4 people talking about GNU/Linux and gaming on it.
https://linuxrocks.online/@DestinationLinux

OSTechNix
News and tutorials from Open Source-Tech-*Nix website.
https://floss.social/@ostechnix

Interesting Mastodon Servers


Servers, also called instances, are Mastodon's equivalent to Twitter's server. Twitter server is only one, that is, www.twitter.com, so you register there. But Mastodon servers are many, for example Mastodon.Social or Floss.Social, so you register to any of them, then talk and follow any user in any server, as Mastodon's servers are interconnected. I recommend you to start with Floss.Social server if you are new in Mastodon. Start to explore people there, find out projects such as GNOME and others, and have fun.

Floss.Social
Register | [TOS]

FOSSTodon
Register | [TOS]

Librem One
Register | [TOS]

Happy tooting!


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