Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Aug. 13 2007,17:27
The source of Ubuntu's documentation is no different from DSL's: it's community-based. It's up to the user community to build wikis, lend support in the forums, etc.
Now I'll turn up the flames...
I think there's a qualitative difference between the core users of each distro that accounts in the differences between how didactic/pedantic their mutual documentation is. Ubuntu users tend to be primarily Windows users who require more hand-holding in a Linux environment and whose frame of reference is on ease of use at any price. DSL's user base tends to already have experience with Linux/BSD/Unix. Ubuntu users NEED the information; DSL users like DSL because it strips documentation. Jem Matzan wrote about this Ubuntu-for-dummies phenomenon recently on his blog:
That said, there's a lot more we can do to add content to the wiki so even Ubuntu users can figure out DSL. I would even move my blog here, or at least the DSL-relevant content, if John would get it set up correctly. The "I'll be setting this thing up in the next few days" message has been there for a few months now.
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