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Roy Bamford wrote:
> Many new users come to gentoo as their first Linux. Many of them
> are poorly informed about both Linux and Gentoo - I don't know how
> to reach this group *before* they start asking for help in #gentoo
> and on the forums. Thats the sort problem we have to solve.
Towards a solution to this particular issue above, I suggest Gentoo
provides a documentation project (possibly) entitled "Learning Linux
with Gentoo". Within this we could easily address many issues faced
by new Linux/Gentoo users. It would seem, as well, to be a good
service to the Gentoo and larger Linux communities, as many users of
other distros get information from our documentation pages as well as
our forums. This could potentially increase Gentoo's exposure as well
as our user base by "de-mystifying" Gentoo and basically easing new
users into our way of operating, while also providing a great resource
for all Linux/Gentoo users. I do want to state that this is not in
any way intended to disparage the efforts of the Gentoo Documentation
Project in any way. I think our docs are fantastic in many ways. I am
simply suggesting some various extensions to that documentation base
as well as some updates.
This would also fit into my earlier proposition regarding the use of
university technical writing interns for said documentation projects
as posted to this list and syndicated as a guest post on Joshua
Jackson's (tsunam) blog.
As always, I offer my assistance/support in the aforementioned endeavor.
Matthew W. Summers
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