excuse me?! (was Re: [triLUG] any clues?)
Wed, 28 Nov 2001 10:59:52 -0500
First of all, the RH docs are extremely good. A newbie would do very well
in reading those starting manuals. The information is clear, and presented
in a logical format.
Don't increase the number of books in the Box set! ... at lest not for
Newbies. That would make someone new to Linux throw their hands in the air
in despair. Too much Documentation can be daunting.
Do market your books that you are in the process of writing (see your
message below). Sell them as low priced Add-on Manuals to the RH operating
Security would be an awesome Add-on Manual, a *must* purchase, and quite
a bargain at : $10 to $25.
Networking would be another must have Add-on Manual!
SysAdmin should perhaps be bundled with the box set, but also available
I would also suggest an Add-on for Unified Passwords, maybe subtitle this
as an LDAP how-to. Also a webserver setup and integration book would be
good. So would a book that is aimed at setting up and maintaining an Mail
The net affect on Red Hat for such a move should be very positive, as it
means that the Documentation department will now be paying for
itself. Trust me - Management takes a very different view of any
department that brings in $Money$. Resources and personnel magically
On Wednesday 28 November 2001 10:19, Beth Ellison wrote:
> >I've found Mandrake's "mandrake campus" to be pretty useful. I've been
> >through it and I've learned quite a bit about linux in general. Being a
> > RH user, and might I add an almost "biggot", I would hope that RH would
> > concider something of this nature.
> The Red Hat documentation department has gone from two people to five
> withing the past 3 years, if that. There used to be 2 books, now there
> are 4 and they cover more newbie stuff and more advanced stuff. We need
> more people, but the money ain't there yet. We have an assload of new
> documentation in the works, including security, sys admin, and
> networking. Long story short, disregard any RH user manuals prior to 7.1.
> They've changed dramatically since then and have tons of changes and
> improvements in the works. The docs website is going to be a little slice
> of Linux documentation paradise in coming months.
> That's the end of my RH Docs promotional campaign. Thanks.