Swerdna, I just wanted to say thank you for your webpage. I haven’t actually used any of your info yet, but I spent awhile yesterday poking around to see what was there, and it’s some of the best written linux explanatory material that I’ve encountered anywhere.
I categorize myself at this point as an “advanced noob” WRT linux. I can handle very basic problems and can usually get the info I need via a google search pretty reliably, but I can feel the presence of gaps in my fundamental knowledge of some basic Linux concepts.
Just skimming through a few of your howtos yesterday I see that you do a fine job of putting up instructions that are more than just lists of “do this from terminal, paste this here, click this” – you do a great job of explaining why the commands are needed, and what they are doing. I also appreciate your links to more detailed info on some topics. I learned a couple of key things from you while reading your explanations of how to fix problems I don’t even have.
So anyway, thanks for the great work – I’m sure I’ll be spending more time on your site in the future.
And while I’m here, let me commend this forum in general. My move to openSUSE was as much curiosity as need – I’m pretty sure I could have fixed the problem that 8.10 caused on my laptop with a little bit of effort.
However, the atmosphere of the community here, and specifically Swerdna, oldcpu, caf4926, and others who I apologize for surely forgetting, really helps make openSUSE a keeper, at least for me.