Help upgrading to 10.10
tomh0665 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 19:12:13 UTC 2010
On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> On 14 October 2010 16:14, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Google's just as likely to point you to wiki.ubuntu.com as it is to
>> point you to help.ubuntu.com.
> I have no knowledge of the internals of how Google decides what to go
> for. Most 'documentation' resides on doc.ubuntu.com and
> help.ubuntu.com so I'd /imagine/ that's where people link to
> (hopefully) so that should push those up the ranks. Indeed googling
> for ubuntu and upgrade gives only one link to wiki. but two for help.
> and one for ubuntu.com.
> Not trying to argue, just testing the theory.
I googled for the same thing and didn't get a wiki.ubuntu.com link on
the first page. Good! I'd pointed out on the list in the past that I
trusted help.ubuntu.com more than wiki.ubuntu.com. Someone took
offence to that at the time and I replied that even Karl could get an
account and post without adult supervision... Ubuntu's shooting itself
in the foot by allowing unmoderated posts by anyone to ubuntu.com
(yes, to wiki.ubuntu.com, but it's the same from a corporate-image
I've just found an example of a glaring mistake on wiki.ubuntu.com.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MaverickMeerkat/ReleaseNotes directs upgraders
to use "-d" with upgrade-manager and do-release-upgrade. It also
points upgraders to http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/upgrade
so whoever wrote this didn't even notice the discrepancy between the
I wouldn't give anyone the doc.ubuntu.com link for documentation. It's
the home site of the documentation team and they give more prominence
to "work in progress" documentation than to "stable" documentation. So
it's more for their benefit than ours. The stable documentation
consists of links to help.ubuntu.com and wiki.ubuntu.com (with the
latter being broken/redirected).
I'm glad though that they're drafting a "system documentation"
document, which must be the desktop equivalent of the "server guide".
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