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Re: Request to add newbiedoc link to debian support websites


On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 05:21:40PM -0500, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> There's been a lot of discussion recently on the issue of newbies trying
> to install and run Debian.  List: debian-user, threads: 
> 	Re: Booting Debian/testing fails
> 		-> Attracting newbies
> We've been discussing how more and more first-time linux users (and
> first-time computer users) are trying to install Debian.  When they run
> into problems they seem to be having a hard time getting answers.  When
> they finally find the debian-user list (haven't seen them on
> debian-boot), they are very frustrated and angry.
> There doesn't seem to be any documentation on the debian web site for
> real newbies, not even to tell them the things that the invariably get
> told to do once they hit the list:  man pages, /usr/share/doc, google
> site:lists.debian.org.
> Then there's http://newbiedoc.berlios.de/wiki

Although there seemed to be some addition to the contents, I do not
think its contents are updated by the Debian Developers (although server
space may be).  The folks who did initial newbiedoc thing seems to have
DDP CVS access but they never published their contents in DDP.  

Besides, I can not connect now.

> At a minimum, would it be possible to add a link to newbie doc under
> 	http://www.debian.org/support#web

Maybe, if it is reachable.

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