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Re: [SLE] Input for a FAQ
  • From: "Ron White" <rwhite@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 19:45:08 -0500
  • Message-id: <003001c135a4$039b42a0$2e6df8d8@xxxxxxxxxx>
That is an excellent idea! I've asked a question or two on the list and
have a hard time understanding the answers. Yes, I have about 8 or 9 books
on linux, but some may as well be written in Greek (German?).

I don't consider myself (a grandfather, thank you) to be computer
illiterate, just linux illiterate.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Marshall" <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "suse users" <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 2:26 PM
Subject: [SLE] Input for a FAQ

> A long session on the phone the other night with a friend (who is now
> Linux with little experience) made me think of a subject that has been on
> mind a long time.
> A FAQ or document for total Linux newbies (but END USERS)
> >From some of the questions that came up, I figure a FAQ might be the best
> to handle it (in HTML format).
> I would like to ask the group for input on questions to be answered and
> also if there is anyone who would like to colaborate on it.
> Remember: This is for your grandmother, or your computer illiterate
> brother-in-law. Someone who knows just enough about computers to turn one
> and be expected to look at menus, etc and know what a cursor is.
> Typical questions:
> 1) How to I access a floppy disk?
> 2) How do I write a letter?
> 3) What is a 'console'? (might be needed for recovery situations or other
> special commands)
> 4) What do I do if my machine appears stuck?
> 5) My desktop went away. Where's my Kmail?
> It would be based on KDE and the very basics of Linux. Therefore it would
> not be distro specific in any way if it can be avoided.
> Input of questions to be answered or topics to deal with would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks.
> + Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 09/04/01
15:24 +
> "It was always thus; and even if 'twere not, 'twould inevitably have been
> always thus." - Dean Lattimer
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