Linuxnewbie.org Gets FaceliftJul 01, 2002, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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Linuxnewbie.org, a companion site to Linux Today, received a new design look over the weekend for the purpose of introducing fresher Linux information and better tools to the users of the popular community Web site.
Linuxnewbie.org (LNO) features a very active forum where users of all levels participate in discussions of all things Linux, particularly how to get certain aspects of the operating system working. Another feature of the site is the library of Newbieized Help Files (NHFs). NHFs are task-oriented documents that are designed to provide simple, straightforward solutions to Linux issues large and small.
The overall goal of the renovation was to enhance the site's environment for the loyal community of LNO regulars who selflessly offer help to newbies.
The renovation targeted each of these two areas of the site. The installation of a new online bulletin board system replaced the older system to improve system response times and give users more options to communicate. The discussion areas from LinuxPlanet and the Linux/Open Source Channel of Internet.com were also combined with the LNO forum to expand its membership roll considerably.
The NHF library is initially being converted to the new indexing system and will very quickly be updated and expanded to tackle a much broader variety of topics. With the new system in place, user-contributed tips and instructions can be posted very quickly.
Users of all experience levels are invited to visit LNO and continue its tradition of providing information from the community for the community.
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