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Thread: Can you find the Documentation You Need

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    Default Can you find the Documentation You Need

    As the title can you find the documentation you need via the Opensuse pages.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    Default Re: Can you find the Documentation You Need

    Quote Originally Posted by FeatherMonkey View Post
    As the title can you find the documentation you need via the Opensuse pages.
    I've always had a hard time finding the documentation I needed on the openSUSE WIKI. I usually take Gentoo-Wiki.com articles and reformulate them in my head for openSUSE.
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    Default Re: Can you find the Documentation You Need

    I'm a big fan of cleaning up the wiki documentation. There is a lot of work (being done by diverse groups) going on in this area, and it may take some time to get it all consolidated. A lot of effort has been made, and there is even more effort needed to be done.

    Like a lot of things in Linux, we are dealing with progress through anarchy. That complicates the documentation side of the house.

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    Default Re: Can you find the Documentation You Need

    I think, for me, it is not necessarily a matter of finding it... it is a matter of searching for it. Sometimes I am too quick to ask instead of doing the research.

    Mentally, research seems hard; although, it usually yields the answer quicker than waiting for someone to answer my question....

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    Default Re: Can you find the Documentation You Need

    Since I can use the search button and I apparently have the magic of Google within' me, I have no issues finding needed information.

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    Default Re: Can you find the Documentation You Need

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysantine View Post
    Since I can use the search button and I apparently have the magic of Google within' me, I have no issues finding needed information.
    Googles for a girl like daph, errr Chrysantine

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    Default Re: Can you find the Documentation You Need

    Well, as an example I just recently found out that there is a nice page at openSUSE for Documentation and also Howto's.
    It was a nice surprise but I was thinking it would be good to have these items more in sight... especially for new visitors.

    Others have also vented this in the forum and second oldcpu to clean up things but also get it a more ' eye catching' form.

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    Default Re: Can you find the Documentation You Need

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysantine View Post
    Since I can use the search button and I apparently have the magic of Google within' me, I have no issues finding needed information.
    Google is indeed very powerful when you have a specific thing you are looking for.

    What nice about a well layed out site/wiki/etc is that you can browse through it finding nice things you are not specifically looking for but always wanted to know

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    Default Re: Can you find the Documentation You Need

    Not directly about documentation, but this thread also reflects that the menu and site layout could do with some tweaking www.opensuse.org - openSUSE Forums
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    Default Re: Can you find the Documentation You Need

    andrewd18 wrote:

    >
    > FeatherMonkey;1819531 Wrote:
    >> As the title can you find the documentation you need via the Opensuse
    >> pages.

    > I've always had a hard time finding the documentation I needed on the
    > openSUSE WIKI. I usually take Gentoo-Wiki.com articles and reformulate
    > them in my head for openSUSE.
    >
    >


    I agree. I tend to wind up using the Ubuntu how-to information.

    One problem I often find with Linux documentation is that it can be
    unnecessarily long-winded; what should be a simple set of instructions
    winds up challenging War and Peace for length. Even then, there's always
    seems to be one vital piece of information that is skipped over.

    Would it be practical to have a simple step-by-step guide to setting up a
    function, a server say, that would suit a majority of systems? Obviously,
    all the other various options would have to be documented for the more
    experienced user. When I assemble a flat-pack bookcase I only want to know
    that pin A goes into socket B, not which rain-forest to get my timber from,
    how to log it, season it, etc.

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