[CentOS-docs] OT: Comments? HowTos/CentOS5ConvertToRAID

Wed May 13 14:06:09 UTC 2009
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 09:26:39AM -0400, Phil Schaffner wrote:
> Scott Robbins wrote:
> ...
> > Again, it was a generalization--there are plenty of excellent Linux man
> > pages and obscure BSD man pages. 
> ... and virtually all of them are better than MS pages that all too 
> frequently end up by advising the admin looking for answers: "Ask your 
> administrator." :-P

Actually (I know this sounds trollish, but it really isn't), at least on
the servers, I think MS has the documentation down pretty well. Click
help, type in a few key words, and you get examples and all that good

For instance, our MS guy was out and I had to do something, relatively
simple, I forget what it was exactly--something like add a user to a new
group.  Put in a few words, e.g., add user group and there was a step by

Can you imagine if I'd been out and he'd had to add a user to a samba
group?  He would have probably been told go to www.samba.org.  :)

It is something simple, and something that I could have walked him
through quickly, but not intuitive.  

At any rate, not to compare and start wars, (which is, of course, what
I've just done--though hopefully, no wars), the original point is that I
do prefer detailed documentation.  

As you say though, it's a fine line--but often, the beginner's article
will be very helpful to the next beginner, because, as is said, what we
consider intuitive is simply what we're so used to doing. 

Of course, 

plz hlp me, my wireless isnt working does simply deserve a pointer to
asking questions the smart way.  :)

Scott Robbins
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