--- Stuart Ellis <s.ellis(a)fastmail.co.uk> wrote:
Since I'll be way for a while, it'll be some time
before I can work
through the comments and update the text. Thanks
for (as always) a
detailed set of feedback.
You are welcome. Try getting this doc updated and
reviewed by a good number of people during the test
cycle and well polished and ready for FC4.
Definitely. I've written the Introduction twice and
still don't like it
much - it lacks energy. I came to the conclusion
that much of the
problem was focus - it has to clearly state what
Fedora Core is and why
the reader should be interested enough to spend two
and setting it up.
I found the gentoo guide pretty good reading and
focussed for the set of users it was aiming for. Take
- The main audience for FC are people interested in
IT. They may be
enthusiasts, students or professionals.
Well many users consider it a redhat linux replacement
and they continue to use it that way.
- We can safely assume some knowledge of Windows,
but this is tricky
because Windows enables people to do some
technically complex things
without being aware of the underlying technology.
Linux tends to demand
understanding before you can get things to work...
I doubt you can safely assume anything at all. I have
seen a good number of people coming in from
traditional unix systems with only heresay knowledge
- Computers, routers etc. are cheap enough that (in
anyone who wants a network will have one. A lot of
the queries on
LinuxQuestions relate to networks, and in many cases
Interestingly this means that DHCP and network
connectivity are nearly
everywhere, stand-alone computers and static IPs are
than the default.
As a frequent posted to Linuxquestions.org
found this to be true but please do add short notes
explaining what DHCP and stuff means wherever
applicable in the installation guide
- The balance of the questions etc. that I've seen
suggest that Linux is
primarily being used as a server, development
platform or as a hobby.
The primary desktop is probably still Windows,
though this now seems to
We have shifted recently several of our office
desktops from Windows to Fedora. I am using Fedora
rawhide as my primary desktop!
I've probably forgotten some. It'll be very
interesting to see from the
list feedback what the main areas of interest
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