[TAG] Re: [Lgang] linuxgazette.net down......
thomas_adam at bonbon.net
Mon May 24 07:05:35 MSD 2004
On Sun, 23 May 2004 22:58:59 -0400
Tom Brown <tfbrown at dejazzd.com> wrote:
[..snip previous discussions of months gone by..]
> Here's a rough top-of-my-head list of topics:
> * The Hardware Department: Pick some bit of hardware that isn't
> automatically handled by Linux, or isn't handled well, and show the
> user what to do to make it work (cookbook fashion). Another topic
> might be the sort of benchmark article LG did recently. Another might
> be helping a user select a good video card (or printer, etc.) to use
> with Linux.
We get these from time-to-time, and great. The only issue with them is
that they tend to me _very_ device dependant. But it is still a good
thing to have in LG.
> * The To-Do List: Pick a task (or a series of them) the user might
> want to do, and again, show them cookbook-style
This is done in part by me as I write the LWM column (Yes, I still plan
to write some)
> * Finder Free: Pick a Windows or Mac application, and discuss the
> "free software" alternatives. For CLI apps, you might want to include
> a script file that makes using them (almost) as easy as a GUI.
> * Brain Surgery For Beginners: Pick a Sys Admin task that someone
> might want to do (configure Samba comes to mind), and describe the
> steps most people will really need to do, pointing them to specific
> documentation elsewhere for problems.
Again, this is something I do (see previous issues of my LWM columns).
> * Paint and Wallpaper: GUI desktop issues. Some topics here might be
> how to use Superkaramba, as well as KDE and Gnome topics (perhaps a
> step-by-step on upgrading from one version of KDE or Gnome to another
> for the non-rocket-scientist)
Excellent idea -- something Jimmy is working on.
> *Arresting Development: Topics related directly to programming and
> programming languages. Tutorials in something common to Unix/Linux,
> but not the DOS/Windows world (awk, python, etc) might be nice.
We've had this in the past with Ben's shell and perl tricks amd POLOTM.
I'll be introducing Ruby at some point, but there is only so much I can
> *Tales From The Dark Side: Running a specific Windows app in Linux via
> Wine or Wine-x. Mono tutorials, tips and suggestions.
Again, we get these from time to time in the form of 2c-tips. These are
> Normally, I wouldn't think to tell you guys what to do, or suggest any
> changes. This is your gig after all, and you're doing a teriffic job.
> But you did ask for suggestions.
And they were a damn fine set of ideas -- thanks, Tom! :)
-- Thomas Adam
"Annie Hall leaves New York in the end. Press rewind, and Woody gets her
back again." -- "Look Inside America", Blur.
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