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One of the things that this forum lacks is a strong linux base. There are only a few linux users on here and there are never more than 2-3 on at a time, making getting help a bit of a chore. Over the summer I am going to write a series of linux faq's and I urge you to do the same. It doesn't have to be anything big - just stuff that you had to figure out - even if it took 5 mins. For example, I'll be making faq's on everything from mounting extra drives (only takes two commands - still useful) to creating your own keystroke shortcuts (still working on doing that one)

If we have more support for linux users we can help noobs migrate and make the OCN community stronger.
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I'll write up a couple more
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I can help out writing a few simple tutorials for newer people because I am not a linux guru but I am learning a lot. We should organize who makes what tutorials or do a poll on what is most needed maybe?
    
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I think the poll on what people would like to see most is a great idea.

I already have several linux FAQs written, although they certainly do need to be updated and expanded.... (I'll gladly transfer ownership of any of them if you feel that I do a especially crappy job with it. ) I'll work on that over the next few days.
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I'll look into it later, I am lazy
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I think the poll on what people would like to see most is a great idea.

I already have several linux FAQs written, although they certainly do need to be updated and expanded.... (I'll gladly transfer ownership of any of them if you feel that I do a especially crappy job with it. ) I'll work on that over the next few days.
Great idea about the poll.. But about those FAQ's you have written, what are the topics?
    
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I would be happy to do some FAQ's if I knew what people wanted.
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Shall I do an FAQ on installing the Wine 0.9.37 on an Ubuntu system? And along with it I can show how to install Xfire or something simple with Wine? Or is that too easy to even make an FAQ about?
    
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Great idea about the poll.. But about those FAQ's you have written, what are the topics?
I was complimenting your idea, not adding my own.

My FAQs are on basic usage of APT, basic usage of Yum, and mounting NTFS drives (I need to expand on auto-mounting at boot...).

Planned FAQs are BF2 and Steam/Source engine via Wine, and a basic FC7 setup FAQ once it is RTM.
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Ok I suck at all the stuff you have done so far but I can do steam/source engine via wine with you or whatever. I only have one problem so far with Source games, my screen goes black when the game loads and I have to like go to desktop 2 then back to 1 and it works, or minimize. Probably a driver issue or something but nothing to worry about.
    
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