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Re: [SLE] who can telll me what CUPS is?
  • From: Thibaut Cousin <cousin@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 11:33:00 +0100
  • Message-id: <200211061133.03614.cousin@xxxxxxxx>
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Le Mercredi 6 Novembre 2002 11:10, Togan Muftuoglu a écrit :
> > I don't know what a STFW is, but I guess it is not very nice. Why do you
> > say that? Wade is new, he wants to know what CUPS is, what's wrong with
> > that? The kind of thing you usually find on the web is rather technical,
> > so it is OK to ask for a simple explanation.
>
> "Search The Fine Web" so you think searching the web is not nice :-)
>
> > Linux is supposed to be community where we help each other. Please make
> > it stay that way.
>
> I strongly agree however in order to gain the maximum benefit it is my
> understanding that the person who needs assistance on a subject
>
> a) has done a preliminary research of information
> b) either has not found anything related to his question or the
> information he/she has founded is highly technical the person is
> confused or is inadequate to solve the problem or answer the question.
> c) under these circumstances the person who needs further assistance
> should tell the steps he/she has done so far and where he is getting
> lost and ask for assistance.
>
> This way it is easier to make suggestions and offer asssistance. I could
> have easly said Common Unix Printing System, which answers the question
> in a very vague manner.
>
> Chineese proverb
>
> "Give a man a fish you feed him for today
> "Teach a man howto fish you feed him for his life"
>
> I prefer the second since I do not like going fishing everyday to feed
> someone

OK, I agree with the proverb, but with a technical subject like that, I find
it nice to give people a starting point. Now that Wade has a general idea of
what a printing server, he can STFW with better chance of success. ;-)

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Thibaut Cousin
E-mail : cousin@xxxxxxxx
Web : http://clrwww.in2p3.fr
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