[CentOS] WOW

Tue Apr 11 16:29:11 UTC 2006
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

RTFM=Read the Fine(or F'ing) manual
FWIW= for what it's worth

Chris Peikert wrote:
> 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.
> Craig
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Isa 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and 
every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt 
condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their 
righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

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