Help for Newbies

squareyes squareyes at
Wed Mar 2 12:13:05 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 13:21 +0200, Sean Wheller wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 March 2005 11:31, squareyes wrote:
> > Will modify it for hoary when it's released, don't have access to it,
> > have a dialup connection, updating to hoary is not an option. How much
> > different will hoary be for the very new user?
> >
> >  Have some extras to add in a couple of days, simple things like file
> > extensions, difference between jpg, gif png etc. What types to email
> > with regard to file size, and files that other people's computers will
> > open.
> Hi,
> I'm watching this thread and thinking, "This document is a good start to a 
> User Guide."
> Since we are so close to Hoary release and this document was created on Warty, 
> I think we should target this type of document for Grumpy. I believe the User 
> Guide will be one of the projects to complete for Grumpy. While the efforts 
> on this document are much appreciated, and I can see much work has gone into 
> it, I would like to suggest that such effort be focused on the User Guide in 
> SVN. I think it would be better to have everyone focused on developing one 
> document instead of everyone developing their own document in Wiki or on some 
> external resource.
> People thoughts?

I personally would like to see some type of user guide that is easy to
access, and with information that very new computer users can
understand. There is a great deal of help available, but it's so
scattered that new users have no idea where to find it. When they do it
tends to be very technical, which means finding the answers to the help.
Sounds like a great idea, once done wouldn't take much modifying for it
to suit the next release (after Grumpy) Once the basics are understood,
then online help is the way to go. Would be happy to help in any way I
can. As for now, am writing it to CD and giving it to those I pass Warty
on to.
Take Care

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