I prefer info documentation over man pages. It is far more detailed and goes a long way toward teaching one to use a program effectively.
For example, compare the gawk man page
with the gawk info documentation
. You might
be able to infer
much of what is in the info documentation from just the man page, but IMHO learning gawk from the man page only would be very difficult and frustrating.
I used to get documentation by searching the web. After I learned to use info
I found myself relying on it much more.
At least on my system Konqueror supports an info
protocol. If you don't like the text mode interface of the traditional info
program then you can use Konqueror. Just enter info:/TOPIC
into the location bar to use it. I always have one Konqueror window open with several tabs of documentation. Here's what's in it right now: