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The Linux Information Project (linfo.org)
23 points by brudgers 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments



I’m very glad this site exists. I have personally found it useful.

However, it suffers from a problem common to these types of sites — namely, there is no obvious organization of the content. Say that I’m a new user who is interested in Linux. Where do I start? The index, the commands, the how-tos... they are all alphabetical. Just like man pages! It’s great that documentation is comprehensive, but that doesn’t make it usable.

Knowledge doesn’t always fit neatly into a hierarchical tree. Sometimes it makes more sense to represent it as a graph. But an alphabetical list only makes sense for people who already know what they are looking for.

Not trying to crap on this project, really, I’m not. But, if your goal is to educate people about the advantages of Linux, you’ve got to give them a foothold and a map of the terrain.


The site is quite good but appears to be extremely dated. The last update to the Newbies page (http://www.linfo.org/newbies.html) was in 2006.



this site just look very bad. personally i found RHEL, gentoo and Arch documentation super comprehensible




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