Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

SearchEnterpriseLinux: Dos and Don'ts: Get the Most Out of Free Support

May 27, 2003, 11:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jameson C. Burt)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"Don't rely solely on an open-source project site's search engine. The number of solutions contributed to an open-source project like Debian/GNU Linux becomes daunting without a strong search engine. I've found that an advanced Google search often works more quickly and more thoroughly than an open-source site's search of itself.

"Do be selective when subscribing to mailing lists, or you'll be overwhelmed. My e-mail subscription to just one Debian Linux mailing list brings in 100 to 300 messages a day. Only by using tools like procmail can one effectively sort through that level of traffic.

"Don't waste your time on chat sessions. Compared with e-mail archives, an open-source chat session gives responses that contributors spent only seconds on, involves users who are impatient and glib, and ignores thousands of archived answers previously offered by others..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: