>>The help simply describes the "anatomy" of the system, failing totally
>>to deal with the "diseases".
there are so many distros , and so many software packages
(Debian/Ubuntu has , what, about 8000 to 9000 software packages in
their repositories), that documenting every eventuality for every
piece of hardware would be a gargantuan task. Remember that Linux can
run on anything from mobile phones/PDAs to Xboxes to Apple Macs and
Intel Desktops all the way up to IBM Mainframes...
And you also have to factor in that unlike Microsoft , with its 2 year
or more release cycle, most Linux distros have 6 month or even faster
release cycles - not to mention the point releases of all of those
8000 software packages...
So, as soon as you've documented a solution to a problem, then next
month, that bug is fixed and the problem isnt there anymore - it's a
extremely fluid situation in the Linux world that really doesnt lend
itself to lots and lots of problem solving documentation as you
I dont use "help" at all - i just use a forum, such as the Ubuntu
Forums or an IRC channel, or even just Googling for it. 100 per cent
of the time, i find my info that way.
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