Why Ubuntu is not ready for prime time
farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Fri Aug 28 20:12:27 UTC 2009
Here is another reason.
The documentation is lacking, big gaps and holes in it. Take a look at
help.ubuntu.com and lets just choose something at random.
Try find a clear, concise example of how to configure multiple public
facing IP addresses/ethernet boards in 9.04 KVM. Not there.
Want another example, go again to the server docs and try and find where
it talks about mapping an ethernet device (ethx) to a specific NIC, nope
There are all sorts of holes like this all over "official" Ubuntu
documentation. Really the docs have got to get a whole lot better to
make this happen. There is lots of information, half of it not relevant
to the current version etc, etc.
I really like Ubuntu but I struggle to find how to do some simple things
at times, I've been using Linux for many years and if I have problems,
you can imagine how new users must feel.
Documentation AND examples are one of the most important things there
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