(Reddit forum of Ubuntu where many people participating and interacting)

Our GNU/Linux community information is naturally centralized at Reddit for news and discussion, it's not a secret. For instance, all big GNU/Linux distros have Reddits. Even often, news from a FLOSS project comes first at Reddit and being discussed a lot there rather than other social networks. See for example news of r/KDE and r/LibreOffice there (notice that unique Reddit IDs?). If you feel unfamiliar with this, you can think Reddit like Facebook or Twitter, but amazingly faster to browse, with greatly less picture and more text. With this list, after registering you can find your first community on Reddit for example r/Ubuntu and r/linux4noobs. Speaking personally, as an active GNU/Linux user I love Reddit and actually I use DNSCrypt just because I want to visit it. Also, if you're tired of other social networks you can give Reddit a try and I believe you will love it! I wish you will find nice people and friends there. Now let's go!

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Part 1. GNU/Linux in General



1. Ubuntu
Official Reddit forum of Ubuntu, with several Ubuntu developers as admins.
/r/Ubuntu

Lubuntu
Lightweight variant of Ubuntu with LXDE desktop.
/r/Lubuntu

Kubuntu
KDE edition of Ubuntu, familiar by default and powerful when needed.
/r/Kubuntu

Xubuntu
XFCE edition of Ubuntu.
/r/xubuntu

Ubuntu MATE
MATE edition of Ubuntu.
/r/UbuntuMATE

Ubuntu Studio 
Multimedia creative operating system with audio and video editing capabilities built-in.
/r/ubuntustudio

2. Mint
Official Reddit forum of Mint.
/r/linuxmint

3. Elementary OS
Official Reddit forum of elementary OS.
/r/elementaryos


4. LibreOffice
Questions & answers, news, and talks about LibreOffice --the free office suite for everyone--.
/r/libreoffice

6. GNU
News and discussion about GNU Project.
/r/gnu

7. Free Software
News and discussions representing free software movement.
/r/freesoftware

8. Open Source
News and discussions representing open source movement.
/r/opensource

9. openSUSE
The green lizard RPM family with YaST operating system.
/r/openSUSE


(/r/linux4noobs is a friendly community for everybody to start with GNU/Linux)

10. Linux
Very active discussions about Linux, GNU/Linux, and free software. No support question here.
/r/linux

11. Linux4Noobs
You can make questions and get answers about GNU/Linux here.
/r/linux4noobs

12. Linux Hardware
This is an amazing Reddit where you can ask questions about what hardware supports GNU/Linux, how to get things working, places to buy from, etc.
/r/linuxhardware

(Fun thing about /r/linuxquestions is that the logo is the Tux penguin with several question marks, hence, Linux Questions)

13. LinuxQuestions
This subreddit is for any question pertaining to GNU/Linux from beginner to advanced.
/r/linuxquestions

14. LinuxUnplugged
Famous podcast about GNU/Linux by Jupiter Broadcasting.
/r/linuxunplugged

15. GNU/Linux Gaming
News and talks related to video games on GNU/Linux.
/r/linux_gaming

16. Desktop Environments

KDE
The desktop of Kubuntu, Slackware, Mandriva, and openSUSE.
/r/kde

GNOME
The desktop of Ubuntu and Debian.
/r/gnome

MATE
The desktop of MATE Editions of Ubuntu and Mint.
/r/matedesktop

XFCE
The desktop of Xubuntu.
/r/xfce

LXDE
The desktop of Lubuntu.
/r/lxde

Openbox
Popular window manager that is lightweight and easy to custom.
/r/openbox

17.  Solus
Ikey Doherty's distro, the origin of Budgie Desktop in GNU/Linux world.
/r/SolusProject

18. Manjaro
The most popular Arch-based desktop distro with green logo.
/r/ManjaroLinux

19. Fedora
The icon of RPM family distros, innovative, always latest GNU/Linux distro basis of Red Hat OS.
/r/Fedora

20. Mageia
The 2nd successor of Mandriva, after ROSA.
/r/Mageia

21. OpenMandriva
The 3rd successor of Mandriva, after Mageia.
/r/OpenMandriva

22. Debian
The origin of Ubuntu, the universal operating system community at Reddit.
/r/debian/

23. Arch
The simple source-oriented distro with Pacman, well known for its Wiki and AUR, the distro which Manjaro and Parabola based on.
/r/archlinux

24. Mozilla
Community talking about Firefox, Thunderbird, and other Mozilla-related stuffs.
/r/mozilla

25. Tecmint
The Reddit of the famous Tecmint.com tutorial website by its founder Ravi Saive.
/r/Linux_Tecmint

26. OMG! Ubuntu
The most popular news & tutorial blog talking about Ubuntu by Joey E. Sneddon
/r/omgubuntu


27. GIMP
GNU Image Manipulation Program, the free Photoshop for GNU/Linux.
/r/GIMP

28. Inkscape
Vector graphic editor that is free similar to Illustrator or CorelDRAW.
/r/Inkscape

29. Godot
Free, excellent, 2D and 3D game engine.
/r/godot

30. Synfig Studio
2D animation program.
/r/synfig

31. Purism
Place to talk about Librem computers and PureOS GNU/Linux and their news.
/r/Purism


Part 2. Worth Mentioning


Many other Reddits are good although they are not closely related to GNU/Linux. I present you here:


ThinkPad
It's not secret that many ThinkPad laptops are completely compatible with GNU/Linux.
/r/thinkpad

DeGoogle
Privacy community that seek ways to switch away from Google services.
/r/degoogle

Qt Framework
The software library that creates KDE and their applications.
/r/QtFramework

PrivacyTools.io
Privacy community that recommends secure software and services for computer users.
/r/privacytoolsIO

BitCoin 
Free software-based digital money, yes it's money, known publicly for its mining and expensive value.
/r/btc

Tor Project
The Onion Router - Privacy and Security for All
/r/TOR

WineHQ
The thing that enables Windows applications to run on GNU/Linux system.
/r/winehq

Raspberry Pi
Mini board computer with ARM processor that runs GNU/Linux.
/r/raspberry_pi

 


Part 3. BSD Communities


Berkeley Software Distribution or BSD is another free operating system aside from GNU. Thus, BSDs are not GNU/Linux. It was once proprietary (nonfree), but fortuntely at 1990's it became free software like GNU/Linux. We today know BSD in 3 most popular names, namely FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.

 

FreeBSD
/r/freebsd

OpenBSD
/r/openbsd

NetBSD
/r/NetBSD

Dragonfly BSD
/r/dragonflybsd

GhostBSD
/r/GhostBSD

TrueOS (formerly PCBSD)
/r/TrueOS


Reddit Access Blocked?


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I hope you find this list useful!


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