Short description of programs for Snofrix/Skolelinux
In preparation for a new version of Snofrix ,
I have been writing some short articles on the major programs .
The purpose of this documentation is threefold:
1) to advertize the available programs.
2) to help overcome the initial barrier to use of the programs.
3) to create a set of links to related programs/documentation.
Obviously, these articles are no substitute for real documentation,
but they are meant to be more accessible. The articles are not
meant to cover the whole of GNU/Linux, either, since I want to
focus attention on a subset of programs that I believe are
especially useful to the ordinary user. Yes, there is KDE bias,
because Knoppix/Skolelinux/Snofrix are based on KDE.
While writing these articles, it become clear to me which programs
needed a better user interface (celestia, gimp), because I found
myself writing quite a bit---clearly a compensation for my
frustration with the program's useability. This criticism is of
course offered in the friendliest terms: I would not include them
on the list (nor criticize them) unless I held a high opinion of them.
The set of articles is not yet finished (some pages are blank,
others are only half complete), but I draw your attention to them now
because I would like to get feedback. Do you like the presentation?
Should I do it differently in some way? What is missing? Be aware that
writing articles of this kind is enormously time-consuming.
Once these pages are more polished, I want them to be translated,
so I would be happy to hear from translators.