[CentOS] WOW

Tue Apr 11 16:28:35 UTC 2006
Jaymz Ringler <jringler at unitedtransport.net>

RTFM = Read The Fricking Manual 
FWIW = For What It's Worth

Larry the Cable guy is from my area.  (about 40 miles south of me in the
East corner of Nebraska) 

 On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 11:21 -0500, 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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