Meta-discussions and the role of the Fedora Community

davidschaak1 at davidschaak1 at
Fri Mar 29 16:09:02 UTC 2013

Once again sorry about the top post.

Afaik, there has never been a foo in the man pages. What I was referring to was the new people find the jargon in them, if not intimidating, at least confusing, if they do not know the jargon.

It was the same with some of howto's that were available in the 90's.

I am self taught, and there are plenty of gaps in my knowledge on the admin side of things, and I am still learning.

Having been away from computers for quite some time, and these mail lists, my 2nd last fedora install was fc 5. The helpfu improvement in the lists since the 90's is unreal.

Just my 0.02

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From: Frank Murphy <frankly3d at>
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Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:27:43 
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Subject: Re: Meta-discussions and the role of the Fedora Community

On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:04:22 +0000
davidschaak1 at wrote:

> I
> can also remember a time on these support lists that the usual
> response to new users questions was 'RTFM'. The manuals were and
> still are very technical in jargon that are not very helpful unless
> one knows the jargon.

I agree on the man pages,
but is that not part of the whole Agile discipline,
which was in *nix before Agile came about. iirc.
I personally love an example, over a man foo
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