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RE: PATH and HOME in cygwin
- From: "Hannu E K Nevalainen" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 21:59:56 +0200
- Subject: RE: PATH and HOME in cygwin
> From: Chris Carlson
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 6:29 PM
> I'm just suggesting that we show a little patience to people who may not
> be as well versed in Unix as you are. It is the impatient,
> condescending tone that gives new Linux users a bad taste for the OS. I
> want Linux to crush M$ (at least to the point that they are on equal
> footing in the market). Chasing off new users is not going to encourage
Ahh... I'm glad to hear that there are more people like me reading this
I consider myself beeing well versed in how computers work in general terms,
I learn fast - as I've been at it for years - still I have problems grasping
some of the stuff; though I most of the time know how things usually are set
I find the man pages very terse, not useful until you know about it
already. Other resources often feels either disorganized, using a complex
language or a complex - hard to "google" - setup or organization. And if
nothing else of the above "fits"; the text describes in terms of assumed
prior knowledge - where often _one single additional sentence_ picks up the
person being less knowledgable to join the ride.
The last thing shouldn't be so very hard to change - thus enabling more
people to join the gang: Make open/free software be truly free and open!
A feature that hasn't been documented (well) could just as well be
unimplemented - when it comes to how usable it is.
Source is a language that slants in different ways depending on the writers
knowledge, coding and commenting style - to begin with.
This never has the potential of feeding "any user" with apropriate input.
This one link might be a golden-oldie:
$ cat abs-guide.url
... I've yet to check it out thoroughly. Seems a bit aged.
/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - 59+16.37'N, 17+12.60'E --76-->
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