GeneralThis forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
PLEASE NOTE: All LQ Rules apply to the General forum. Flame wars, personal attacks, hostility, insults and behavior of that nature will not be tolerated. Differing opinions are one of the things that make this site great, but to benefit from differing opinions the discourse must happen respectfully and thoughtfully... without insult or personal attack. Members who are unable or unwilling to participate in General under those parameters will not be permitted to do so. If you see behavior of this nature please report it.
Something I have been thinking about for a while (a few years) is giving back in a way to the community. I'd like to contribute somehow. I'm not much of a developer, self taught C/C++/python, I can do stuff, but nothing serious.
However, I can write. So, I was thinking about documentation. So I started looking around. GNOME seemed like a good place to start, but you have to learn their tools and do it their way (just like GNOME 3 - you can use it however you want as long as it's the way we want you to).
So, I was wondering, what projects out there need help. Is there somewhere on the web I could find that says "hey we need help" without having to check individual project pages (hmmm... if not seems like another project I may be willing to take on... just some sort of tracking website for 'projects that need doc writers).
Like I said, without checking individual project sites, is there a resource where developers post "we need help" for someone like me to come along? Or... anyone here know who needs help where?
I encourage you. Engineers often don't write good documentation for users because they are unable to view things through the eyes of new users. It's like college math professors who can't explain math to freshmen because they can't relate to persons who don't just see it.
Sorry I don't know how this ended up in non-Unix, I guess it doesn't matter too much.
Just curious is there a specific forum on here where I can ask questions about wiki writing? Like what to include and such in a page, if I can't figure that out by reading other pages. I'm sure there's a desired balance within of including enough but not too much.
I started writing tilde expansion, but I am unsure if I add shell specifics, do I link to those specifics instead, etc.