On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 09:46:30 +0200, Alessio 'Blaster' Biancalana wrote: > While I agree with the guys saying the Beginner's Guide was harmful to the > distro making lazy noobish users choose the wrong distribution for 'em, I > strongly think that the Guide was pretty helpful as a quick setup checklist > to seniors too.
Honestly, the Installation Guide does a tremendously better job at acting as a "checklist" than the old Beginners' Guide, which was filled with lots of additional noise concerning (arbitrarly chosen) special cases. Just take a look at that beautifully concise "Contents" table on https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide. That's one perfect checklist :-) More seriousyl, I think it's a healthy approach to first give an overview of what is required for the installation, and then let the user/newcomer search the information in the wiki on their own (rather than giving them one big chunk where they miss the forest for the trees).
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