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Re: Another list? (was Linux vs. NT Security contest)
Actually, I get the idea that Theo is getting tired of lots of talk and no
action. I think Jeremie has a better idea even than how-to's, tho.
On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, alex wrote:
> > If we had an indexed repository of HOW-TO's, or the like, it would
> > be very helpful.
> I might be wrong about this, but there seems to be a consensus among
> OpenBSD developers that docs ought to be folded into the man page
> system. In particular, Linux style HOWTOs seem to be discouraged.
> Can someone explain the thinking behind this to me? Or set me
> straight if I'm wrong?
> I think that most Linux users would agree that HOWTOs are the most
> useful docs for that OS. I remember when the Linux Documentation
> Project was focusing on books (ie., the Network Administrator's
> Guide), and the HOWTOs were seen as stopgaps. Now the books are
> stagnant and almost never consulted, while the HOWTOs are the core
> system docs. They've got a good track record. Users like them, and
> they get the job done.
> Obviously there are reasons why things are the way they are... I'm
> not trying to rock the boat, but I am curious what those reasons are.