Anything for home user and not the technical one??

Parshwa Murdia b330bkn at
Fri Jul 23 02:31:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 7:05 AM, Les <hlhowell at> wrote:

> The advantage of a gui system is that most of what your family already
> knows from windows works very nearly identically.  The bits that don't
> they can google or ask you and you can google.
> For example, the setup of the system has several good step by step
> guidelines on  Your browser, firefox, has a link that will
> take you to the Fedora website, and there are links there to various
> support bits.  Each application, Firefox, OpenOffice (or OO), the
> various games and all applications each have their own supporting
> groups, most are supported by one of the code development sites, and
> they support manuals, training links and Frequently Asked Questions
> (FAQs) to help novices on their software get up and running.
> Fedora is unique only because it rotates software frequently, about
> every 18 months for the release cycle with about 36 months support.  So
> if you go to Fedora 13 today, it will be fully supported for another
> year roughly before Fedora 14 comes out, and then supported for 18
> months after that.  The reasons to upgrade are due to the evolution of
> protection against attacks, new and better (we hope) software, and new
> developments in general related to computing.
> So to advise you, any question in computing can be answered, but first
> you have to phrase the exact question you want answered.  Fedora is a
> support organization for one particular flavor of the Linux Operating
> System.  The things you do on a computer are applications. Fedora
> gathers a common subset of these applications and publishes the works as
> a release of Linux.  Fedora as a group supports the OS.  The
> applications are supported by their own Special Interest Groups, which
> are hosted on various software development sites.  You can ask here to
> get guidance to some sites that support the application, and sometimes
> you can get very specific answers, but the applications are truly
> supported by their own groups.
> Just as if you bought Adobe Photoshop for your Microsoft system, you
> would have to go to Adobe to get specific answers about Photoshop.
> The best part if you have any budding computer scientists, is that the
> full source code of the entire system is available to examine, compile
> yourself and work on to see which piece does what.
> Thank you for joining the Fedora community, and I hope you find us
> helpful.

Yes, everything correct. Thanks.

Parshwa Murdia

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