improving scope of (Ubuntu) documentation for Dapper

Andi Darmawan andi.darmawan at
Thu Oct 27 18:13:32 UTC 2005

On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 18:00:59 +0100
Matthew East <mdke at> wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 11:22 +0100, Matthew East wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 18:16 +0800, Jerome Gotangco wrote:
> > > well if that's the case, then would it be possible to move the
> > > server stuff of the starter guide to an admin guide. I think it's
> > > a better idea to make the starter guide desktop oriented.
> > > Overlaps solved.
> > 
> > I don't see a major difference between having a separate section in
> > the starter guide for server things, and having a separate guide
> > for server things. This is a broader issue of how we are going to
> > organise our documentation.
> Ok I thought about this a bit more this morning, and realised that
> actually there is a difference: people running a server won't use
> synaptic etc to install things and will generally want a more terminal
> based approach. So with that in mind, I'd suggest:
> * Ubuntu Desktop Starter Guide
> * Ubuntu Server Starter Guide
> I think this would avoid overlap, and lead to two comprehensive
> guides, and the user would have no doubt which to turn to when
> seeking to resolve a specific problem.

I agree with Matt's suggestions. People running a server might not need
multimedia installations and so on, but in #ubuntu I sometimes saw
people asking "how to install openssh?" So the server guide will be
more specific about the server tools, like installing lamp

So, imho, it would be great to have to separate guides, one for desktop
and one for server.

Andi "Belutz" Darmawan

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