[CentOS-docs] Very first contact with docs may confuse

Wed Jun 29 13:15:27 UTC 2011
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 06/29/2011 02:50 PM, BlessJah wrote:
> Hi,
> This is my very first time using CentOS and I find documentation a little bit confusing.
> For example, I don't know which iso image suits my needs, isn't adding big, shining red link "READ THIS IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHICH ISO SHOULD YOU CHOOSE" a good idea?

If you go to wiki.centos.org => Download ( the top link in the middle of 
the page ) you will notice in the lower part of the page a paragraph 
named "Variety of ISO images".

> 'README' file on mirrors with instructions would also be nice. If there already is one, I wasn't able to find it, shouldn't it be bigger?
> I would also expect something like "begginer guide" or "start here" on the main page of wiki (and on main page of centos).
Well, thing is that due to the very nature of the goal of existence of 
CentOS,  all the documentation for RedHat applies almost unmodified to 
CentOS. Hence the large number of references to their documentation that 
you have undoubtedly found  in our wiki. And the reason that the 
documentation is mainly at 

>   I think ArchLinux wiki, and it's "Begginer Guide" and "Official Installation Guide" are good examples, how it can be done. Both leads user through process of getting, installing and configuring system.
Thank you for your suggestions. I'll take a look and discuss with the 
other members of the doc team what can be done to improve our users'