Bill and Jan Klemme wrote:
I am considering using Fedora and have downloaded R.8, but done nothing
else yet. Is there any email list I can go to that uses language more
newbie-friendly? I have no clue what you people are talking about...the
terminology is super-proprietary and without a dictionary or years of
experience I am totally lost.
BTW I am not computer-illiterate. My working career was IBM mainframe
tech support. I am still lost in here. With all respect for what you
all seem to know, I need to go somewhere else to learn about this OS.
Additionally, reading these emails has given me the thought that I may
have to become a Systems Programmer again just to keep my teeny desktop
running. Not an attractive proposition at this stage of the game....
Thanks in advance,
PS This post is the most familiar-sounding of any I have read today....
Hi Bill, a couple of things to consider here. Most of us can explain
things to you at the level you are comfortable with. You hear a lot of
geek speak, but only because a lot of us do this for a living and know
the lingo. That said, and I can only speak for myself, if you are
willing to learn, then I'm willing to teach you. I would say that's
true for most everyone here. There's a lot of times we'll take things
offlist to make it easier, but for the most part we'll walk you through
whatever you help you need.
We've recently had an issue with people who have refused to listen what
was being told them and asking the same questions over and over again.
I think that's spoiled the pot for some, but, as I said, if you are
willing to learn, then we're here to help. That's what this list is for.
There are plenty of resources on-line (google is your friend here) to
help with basic concepts and steps, but sometimes just asking is the way
to go. What are your problems, and we'll see what we can do to help.
One more thing, a couple of notes on list etiquette, posting a reply at
the TOP of a post is generally bad form. Always try to remember to post
at the bottom. We read things from the top down and that helps with
keeping track of the thread of the post.
Also, replying to the thread like you did with an email that's not on
the topic of what the subject line is about is called hijacking a thread
and is also considered bad form. For a n00b it's no big deal, just some
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