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Tech Writers Think Ubuntu is for Morons

Aug 02, 2007, 23:15 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Matzan)

"What is it about Ubuntu Linux that makes otherwise competent technical writers switch to Moron Mode? Everywhere I turn, I see articles on how to do obvious things in Ubuntu. Books on Ubuntu concentrate on listing every insignificant detail of every obvious procedure; things that are inherently self-explanatory are explained in depth. Subjects that have any inkling of technical complexity are skipped because, 'Whoa--those are way too hard for you stupid Ubuntu users to grasp, so let's just skip them and pretend everything's peachy.' The best I can guess is that article writers and book authors assume that if you were capable of something more technical, you would be using Slackware or Debian, not Ubuntu.

"I don't know what specifically pushed me over the edge about Ubuntu articles..."

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