For people who are switching to Linux, in my case Lubuntu, what is the best English-speaking NG for software and which one for hardware related stuff?
I participate in two German groups. The software group is great though not many there who use Lubuntu. The hardware group has only little traffic left.
Right now I'd like to migrate my lab bench PC to Linux but that gets complicated. It also will need (and now has) Windows 7 in dual-boot. Long story short the software for the Signalhound spectrum analyzer does not like its Intel G33 graphics chip. So I have to find out if a Nvidia NVS 300 would work. There are reports that it's tough in Linux but that maybe just isolated cases.
Later more fun will come up, such as how to get a Labjack plus SCADA setup going in Linux. The Labjack is hardly known in Europe so I'd need a more local North American newsgroup.