RE: To trash the FAQ?

From: winsor SMP (
Date: Fri Dec 01 2000 - 07:13:26 CET

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) Michele,

It seems to me that the FAQ's in themselves are very useful.
I think where the problem lies, is in the fact that to windows users Linux is an entirely alien operating system. getty??? proccess??? uh...what's that???
And extremely new users just don't know what terms mean.
Maybe a link to "" is in order for the website.
this site carries quite a bit of "generic" linux info including basic command syntax, and a course "translation dictionary" ie:DOS/Linux.
In language that new users hopefully can understand.
Back more years ago than I care to admit, I installed my first linux system, got frustrated with it, fdisked the hard drive formatted it and reinstalled DOS/win3.1..........several dozen times*grin*......only to
have some darn thing called Lilo keep my machine from booting.
Ever have a similiar experience????*chuckling*
There was a time that we all were rank newbies............we must remember 8^P


>Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 16:29:26 -0800
>From: "winsor SMP" <>
>Subject: RE: To trash the FAQ?
>I was thinking about setting up a threaded message board on the old clunker*grin* that would ease quite a bit of pressure from the mailing list, and as well would allow others to easily look through postings to find that which is of interest to them and their situation.
>This would also allow those maintaining the FAQ's to gather info in a bit easier manner, as well as getting into a bit more depth as to specific configurations and gleaning useful from useless information.
>I've already in the past setup several of these boards, so it wouldn't be any problem.
>I'll await a reply.
>>Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 14:04:52 +0100
>>From: Michele Andreoli <>
>>Subject: To trash the FAQ?
>>Some people writes me privately, telling the FAQ is a very bad work;
>>that it is un-usable, un-understandable, etc.
>>Every old subscriber to this list know the reluctance I started
>>the FAQ, but to see how much it is considered counterproductive, it
>>is a little surprising.
>>So I ask now for your opinions: does it is better to remove the FAQ
>>at all, from the site? Or is it amendable?
>>In summing up, I wish I had some kind of affirmative message to leave
>>you with, I don't. Would you take two negative messages? - Woody Allen
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