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Re: [opensuse] Re: [opensuse-announce] openSUSE 10.2 is done
  • From: Matthew Stringer <qube@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 15:48:14 +0000
  • Message-id: <200612061548.14656.qube@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 06 December 2006 15:14, James Knott wrote:
> Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
> > Sorry, but that is true for the advanced tech geek that will anyhow
> > find it's infos in the web. Just about 3 month ago, my sister converted
> > from Win to Linux (ok: I persuaded her). She did the installation by HER
> > SELF, following the manual. Of course, afterwards there were some
> > questions coming.. but the manual that she had in front of her did a
> > great job and there was nothing to wonder about. I for myself have never
> > read it (shame on me) but obviously, people that DO read it, understand
> > it and can use it. so don't take this tool away
> >
> > Dominique
>
> Real Geeks are not allowed to read the manual. ;-)

When I first looked into Linux I found the likes of Debian n Co impenetrable
for a lowly Windows 95 user.

One of the things that really impressed me about SuSE was the documentation,
they seemed to be actually interested in Linux being easy to use rather than
the exclusive tool of nerds.

I thought the books provided with it were very well written and explained a
lot. Especially as it was in the days of dial up and online knowledge wasn't
as easy to come by.

These days I only really scan them as I can do with out but recently I've had
3 people I know who've only ever used Windows want to try Linux and to me
openSUSE is the logical choice because of those manuals (and YaST is teh
awesome).

Anyone know when the boxed version of 10.2 is due out, not seen any dates
suggested?

Matthew
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