Questions on Documentation on the wiki

Matt Kirchhoff mek at
Thu Oct 27 16:37:57 UTC 2005

Quoth Dennis Kaarsemaker on 10/27/2005 2:46 AM:
> On do, 2005-10-27 at 09:10 +0100, Matthew East wrote:
>>I am strongly opposed to this. 
> Me too, instead It should be made much and much clearer that Ubuntu and
> Kubuntu are the same distribution. 

Why? To non-geek users they're *not* the same distribution. If a user
has a different interface for burning CDs, listening to music,
installing packages, etc. etc., then in a sense it is completely different.

If I'm a non-technical user looking for help on installing packages, I
don't want to go to, find the section on installating
packages, and suddenly be presented with a bunch of information on
things I don't see on my desktop. Wait a minute--the label on my CD says
"Ubuntu"...what's all this mention of "Kubuntu"?

The fact that we have separate websites (, and
forums (, and logos only adds to the
perceived division of the two.

Quoth Matthew East on 10/27/2005 1:10 AM:
> Having one wiki for both does not in any way impede the development of
> kubuntu docs, IMHO.

Yes, but it does impede the sanity of non-geek users looking for help!

If I'm the only one who sees mixing docs as problematic, then I'll shut
up! But I do think there needs to be at least *some* division, such as
George Deka's suggestion of individual links pointing to docs for each DE.

Matt Kirchhoff

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