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Linux Documentation: Often Ignored For Poor Community Advice

Aug 27, 2007, 22:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"It has long since been my own personal experience that Linux documentation is largely ignored by Linux beginners in exchange for the interactivity of Linux forums. The reasons why will be further explored in this piece; however, today I have located a solid exception to the rule. Not only does this article provide the clearest, most no-nonsense method to getting SAMBA working without boring people to tears on the intricacies of the process, but they are also addressing something very important--poor documentation.

"One distribution that comes to mind when thinking about great documentation is Ubuntu. Anything you need to know, from NDISWrapper to utilizing restricted codecs, is listed in their documentation project..."

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