Talk:Linux Newbie FAQ

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Gathered notes, discussion summary

Please don't discuss stuff here, do so in the "discussion" section, after the horizontal line. See note there.

Linux Newbie Definition

Someone who has recently been introduced to, has started using, or has yet to use, Linux.

(This definition is welcome to elaboration, but was the general idea when I created this page.--Sepero 22:29, January 15, 2007 (EST))


Q: How is "Linux Newbie FAQ" different from Common_Questions_and_Misconceptions?
A: The "LN FAQ" should not include subjects on "How do I wiki stuff". It should answer questions directed more towards "How to DO stuff in Linux" and where to find that information. Also, EVERY question should try to be answered with a link to some other page. Unfortunately, some answers do not exist or cannot be found on other webpages. For those cases, an in-page answer will temporarily suffice, but if the answer is more than a paragraph long (ie. Installing_Codecs), a new wikipage should be created.


Talk page organisation

The "Gathered notes, discussion summary" section is intended to provide a quick view of the the article's writing status whithout delving into pages of discussion. As the name indicates the "Discussion" section is the place for that.


This is where the real talking goes, please don't put any talking in the "Gathered notes, discussion summary". If you want to discuss something that has been put in the "Gathered notes, discussion summary" section, please do so here. You can copy the stuff to discuss about from the "Gathered notes, discussion summary" section so that we can have a easier base for discussion.

This version of the talk page stands pretty well as an archive, for more complete information please take a look at the history page.


I think we shouldn't put too much information there. Details about each distribution can be found in its own dedicated page. The tips & tricks about suse are not for newbies for instance. Just my two cents. Questynux 15:13, January 13, 2007 (EST)
I have not looked over the "Tips+Tricks" stuff for Suse, but it should be Newbie related. Same goes all links on the page; I have not had the chance (or even much desire) to look at them all. If it is not Newbie related, I think it should be removed.--Sepero 22:19, January 15, 2007 (EST)
Replaced non relevant tips and tricks links with more newbie oriented ones Questynux 14:23, January 23, 2007 (EST)
That's good. I re-added the Suse wiki site.

Todo list

(Don't forget the quickest way to improve a wiki page is to hit the "Edit" button though...)

Private messages

Big thanks to Questynux and ThorstenStaerk. You guys really helped out a lot. --Sepero 19:44, February 12, 2007 (EST)

Well obviously you've been a big help too, many thanks Sepero. And most importantly big thanks to all future contributors to this page and the wiki as a whole. Questynux 02:27, February 18, 2007 (EST)