[CentOS] WOW

Tue Apr 11 16:21:49 UTC 2006
Chris Peikert <c.peikert at co.matagorda.tx.us>

What is RTFM and FWIW? I saw those 2 unknown terms in replies to what I
posted. As for local Linux users I am in a small town and the closest place
that would have something like that would be Houston which is a good hour
and half away. Same goes for bookstores. The typical person living in my
area looks like Larry the Cable Guy.  

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Craig White
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 8:37 AM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] WOW

On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 08:10 -0500, Chris Peikert wrote:
> I couldn't help but take notice at some of the responses that were
> coming in from when I was posting questions due to my ignorance of
> Linux. Some people were quick to help, some advanced users I am sure
> ignored me because im not worth their time, and then some other users
> tried to help but was unable to dumb their speech down to newb levels.
> However I am thankful that there is people here to help out. I am
> hoping someone with CentOS will take notice at my difficulty in
> finding the bloody manuals and will put a link for future newbs that
> says "Download Manuals Here".  I also hope in the future if I have
> questions I will be able to get the answers I seek and those who
> helped me before will be able to help me again. 
CentOS is probably less accustomed to having Linux newbies than say Fedora,
Mandriva, Ubuntu, SuSE, etc. Those are more geared for the end user whereas
CentOS is based on the Enterprise version of Red Hat stuff which is less
'cutting edge' when it comes to the end users desktop. "Most" CentOS users
are using it with servers than on desktops.

The 'old guard' of UNIX/Linux is quite used to saying RTFM and most here
are 'old guard' - it's not personal.

As to making CentOS more newbie friendly...there are some who will and
some who won't bother but it's not personal.


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