excuse me?! (was Re: [triLUG] any clues?)
Wed, 28 Nov 2001 09:17:26 -0500
>I haven't seen the 7.2 manuals, but from what I've
>seen of the 7.1 manuals, Red Hat documentation is like
>a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going
>to get. Most of the user manual was incoherent and
>contained scattered bits of cutesy tutorials on things
>like making pretty pictures with Gimp or browsing
>Usenet or the history of the Bourne shell,and not a
>whole lot about setting up a basic system and getting
>everything to work.
"...scattered bits of cutesy tutorials/incoherent" my ass. Anyone who sits
down with the *user guide* (the Getting Started Guide) and reads it from the
beginning, like you should when approaching something as daunting as a new
OS, can easily learn how to log in, create a user account, get online,
customize the desktop, print, manage files, create basic files, etc. And it
gives lots of references for additional information elsewhere. It's not
perfect, but it's a damn good book. I think you were reading the News &
Observer, not the Red Hat GSG.
I could easily see how someone
>just starting out as a linux user wouldn't find it
>very useful. I do think that people should ask for
>help politely using coherent sentances that resemble
>spoken english, but I also think people should
>RTFM (such as the one below) ;)
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