the mint gawds already smiled upon me when they created a 64-bit version of Debian
- with an installer NOT stuck in the stone age
- with non-free firmware blobs included by default
- with multimedia repositories and packages included by default
I there were a net-install option, the liquorix kernel, emerald, and based on Sid, it would be perfect
the other reason i am against a one-file-tweak-guide is the sharing of authorship.
I'd rather have autocrosser, who plays with Gnome 3 to write a Gnome 3 how-to thread, and answer users questions therein.
I have no interest in Gnome 3 personally, but I could write a document on say installing and customizing Enlightenment 17.
a how-to doc getting passed from author to author has the following problems:
- slows down the process by making one author wait until another is finished
- slows/halts work on the document if one author for one section drops the ball and backs out of writing anything
- by the time the last contributing author has finished, timeliness may dictate that the first contributing author update proedures that have changed during the writing of the document.
Also procedures change frequently with Sid, with Kernels, etc. and instead of rewriting, the solution can be appended in a forum. Documentation loses that real-time attentiveness that forums have.
Even if this was done as documentation as opposed to a forum, I'd want each document to be separate and authored and edited by users who have actually tried out what they are writing about. It's like the linux kernel itself. Modules vs. Built-in. I like modular.
↯Acer Aspire 7730 17" laptop ↝ Intel Core Duo 2.00Ghz x2 4gig DDR2 RAM ⤗ Intel Mobile 4 Graphics ➫ Kernel: 3.2.0-14-liquorix ZEN SMP PREEMPT x86_64 Linux Mint Debian Edition using Sid Repositories ⇨ KDE 4.7.4 ⟿ Installed: 11/23/2010↯