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LinuxNewbie.org: Linux help: In need of a middle ground

Jun 01, 2000, 15:26 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John McKenzie)

[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"Although the free efforts of linux users around the world is most appreciated, I am writing this article as cry for help in the areas of getting started with linux and help for users just past the starting point."

"The complication arising in my great plan of looking for this help [on the net] is that there seem to be only two types of linux information. One usually states the most introductory of comments such as identifying what linux is, explaining who Linus Torvalds is, and mentioning that linux and UNIX are very similar. The other will usually begin by assuming that you are Linus Torvalds and jumps into extreme details regarding the 4096 different arguments that a command you may use thrice this year needs."

"So please think not only about the help you can provide complete newbies and the help you can pass off to other experienced users, but also the help you can give to users who are past the starting gate but not that far into the race. This thought goes out to all of you with great appreciation for all the efforts you are doing. Free, knowledgable, prevalent help is quite an achievement and one accomplished by the linux community and failed at miserably by the corporate computer entities of the world. Thank you for it. I hope that I can get the level of help I need to contribute to it in the future."

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