[ILUG] Re: [Webmaster] For BLG
ken at linux.ie
Mon Oct 4 03:31:42 IST 2004
On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 01:54:08PM +0000, Niall Walsh wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've started into the BLG
> (http://www.linux.ie/newusers/beginners-linux-guide/) and have drafted
> the following updated versions of the first two pages from Installing
> the Operating System (I've ignored the homepage for now).
> Comments (rewrites) welcome. Spelling and grammar included (and I
> expect you all to find plenty seeing this is pretty much all shot from
> the hip and my speeling and gremmar is be rael bed somewhens). There
> are numerous areas why I am not sure whether I have gone too far or not
> far enough or whether they should even be mentioned at all. There are
> other areas where I am sure my personal opinions show through and any
> alternative opinions would be welcome!
> I would suggest we completely overhaul page 3 from "Making a boot floppy
> to start from" to "Booting Up" or "Starting Up for the First Time"
> covering downloading and burning iso files and setting the machine to
> boot them, we can later add a sub-page on other boot options. Some
> mention needs to be made here of the variety of distributions on offer,
> with some sorts of recommendations (controversy), the current document
> assumes you have already chosen a distro (and later assumes it's Red
> Hat) but what about the people who haven't, we should offer them some
> prod in the right directions.
> Anyone wanting to join in overhauling or validating these or any other
> pages, fire ahead!
> I'll see how the reaction goes to this before I start on any more!
> I know I could have just submitted these to owen or Ken directly and let
> them go to work on them (or take them as is which they are free to do)
> but I thought they would be greatly improved by collaboration and
> getting a few eyes on them first, or at worst getting a few eyes on them
> as they go up so they can be updated quickly for any gross errors or
> omissions! Also I wanted to put out another call for help to update
> the whole guide :-)
> Niall "did someone say wiki" Walsh
this is all good! well done with the work you hae put in!
Just to remind you, you do have access rights to the ILUG CMS/Editor and may
update those pages directly if you wish.
I'd like to join you in asking other ILUG members to dig in and help you
revitalise the BLG.
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