Re: Suggestion for Newbie Guide Lines
If anyone has a few links that they think every newbie should have read,
please let me know and while I may not be able to package them, I'll
definitesly host them.
----- Original Message -----
From: Wayne Topa <email@example.com>
To: Debian-User List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 1:10 AM
Subject: Re: Suggestion for Newbie Guide Lines
> Subject: Re: Suggestion for Newbie Guide Lines
> Date: Tue, Jul 20, 1999 at 10:18:17PM +0200
> In reply to:Colin Marquardt
> Quoting Colin Marquardt(email@example.com):
> > * Stephan Engelke <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > the most common problem I have encountered when suggesting Linux as an
> > > OS to other people is, that even though there is a wealth of docs out
> > > there, new users don't know where to look for them. Newbies need to
> > Indeed. Going a slight bit astray from the original topic, I´d suggest
> > to add a few lines to /etc/motd, like:
> > "If you are a new user to Linux, you´ll want to read the New-User
> > Guide. Do a `more /usr/share/doc/new-user-guide.txt'."
> > This new-user-guide.txt would be a required package, and consist of
> > just a few pointers to the most important information, and with the
> > exact steps on how to read this information with a standard Debian
> > installation.
> > This would also help in reducing the traffic on this and other lists,
> > IMO.
> > Colin
> Very good idea, Colin. That would be _much_ better than a weekly
> posting to the list! We would have to find a Maintainer to package
> it, of course.
> That gets my Vote!
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