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Re: Request to add newbiedoc link to debian support websites

On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 02:09:11 +0900
Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.  

The idea would be to have a place where even users can easily add/update
content as needed.

> 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.

Idealy there would be a dedicated section on wiki.debian.org

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