Re: debian-user-digest Digest V99 #802
firstname.lastname@example.org (Gary L. Hennigan
> I'm a little confused about what you're (Tommy) asking
I will try to be explain.
I am sitting in my imaginary system administrators office. One by one
users come in and ask the same basic question; "What application can I
use to do foo". I should remember everyone of the thousands of programs
on the system. After all I did install them. But I really can't. I am
just to stupid. Wouldn't it be nice if I could tell the following to
everyone to type "command keyword" or "command string", and a list of
applications related to that keyword or string would be provided.
Perhaps the location of documentation could also be listed.
This way when I am trying to convince a friend that Linux is better than
MS and they ask "but, can it do foo?", I can do a search and quickly and
easily say yes try any of these applications to do foo. Personally I
have sometimes found an application on the system long after I actually
needed or wanted it. Much time is wasted in needless frustration.