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> From: jghasler@win.bright.net (John Hasler)

> My first Linux installation was Slackware 2.3.  I did it with no access to
> the net and no outside help.  I installed Debian 1.1 on this machine with
> no help (I tried to get help, but my questions to this list vanished
> without a trace).  However, just because I can do it doesn't mean I want
> to.  I have better things to do with my time then puzzle out configuration
> problems by trial and error.  What is wrong with asking for help and
> thereby saving a great deal of time?  Or, better yet, providing good
> documentation?  All my problems with both Slackware and Debian were due to

> poor documentation.

(Not to ignore all the hard work that has gone into the system, and all
software and documentation we do have, but to emphasize something that is
needed to take advantage of all that hard work.)


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