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Offline dentonlt

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2010, 08:35:39 PM »
Ooh - I just noticed that those docs ended up live. Don't I feel special! Thanks, Roberts. Glad to help. Same to you OldAdam2 - glad you took the time to do the proofreading.

Yep, whatever changes are necessary ... make 'em. Public property now!

And thanks to ^hats^ for pointing out the L.

EDIT: While I'm here ... is there a reason the font at http://www.tinycorelinux.com/intro.html doesn't match http://www.tinycorelinux.com/welcome.html and the other pages? The Intro doc ends up unreadably small on my netbook. Perhaps it's because I do have the MS Core Fonts and such, but I imagine I won't be the only one.
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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2010, 08:41:00 PM »
Sorry for the misspelling. Muscular Dystrophy has taken in toll on my vision. Some letter combination are most difficult for me.

BTW, I made 100 copies of your Intro document and all were handed out at Scale 8x.
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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2010, 08:46:36 PM »
WOW. Now I feel REEEELY special!  ;D

Glad to help.  Least I can do right now - I'm using TC full time. Super stable and lovin' it.

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 02:16:27 AM »
EDIT: While I'm here ... is there a reason the font at http://www.tinycorelinux.com/intro.html doesn't match http://www.tinycorelinux.com/welcome.html and the other pages? The Intro doc ends up unreadably small on my netbook. Perhaps it's because I do have the MS Core Fonts and such, but I imagine I won't be the only one.

The HTML of the intro doc specified its own fonts, which I presumed was intentional. If not, those can be removed so that it uses the same fonts as the rest.
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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2010, 04:44:57 AM »
I just used what I had handy. To me, matching the site style is much more important. Strip 'em!

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2010, 06:05:25 AM »
Done, dropped 6kb right off the size :)

Please check if it looks better now.
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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2010, 10:21:27 PM »
Looks more unified now, so that's good. Thanks, Curaga.

I've still got to adjust my browser - something wrong with the antialiasing. Not your problem!  ;)

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2010, 05:13:24 PM »
hi

I am still learning but as a TC newbie appreciate the Intro page by dentonlt but did not read this forum correctly so missed the bit that he could not update the page...( I virtually spank myself)

SUGGESTIONS to Intro
http://tinycorelinux.com/intro.html

1) Copy the Welcome to Tiny Core Linux section into it from http://tinycorelinux.com/

Yes this is a repeat but if a newbie clicks on Intro....no harm in repeating it.

2) IS TINY CORE FOR ME?--Not a 'turnkey' operating system

Suggest it reads--
Tiny Core can help you do what you need it to do. Tiny Core stays tiny by not including tools like a browser or word processor. Tiny Core can help you download and install those tools if you need them.

(I have deliberately left out really quickly to stop the US citizens wanting to sue me for suggesting TC will give them a faster internet...heh heh)

3) WHY IS TINY CORE SPECIAL?--Unusually Fast.
Consider this sentence
Experienced users can still install Tiny Core to disk, but Tiny Core can run out of 48 megabytes of RAM ... or less.

I infer --its runs out of MEANS some kind of technical error which is not likely............ so suggest it reads------

can run on 48 megabytes of RAM.

I have left off the ------"or less"  bit as if it can run on less say what the specs are otherwise you may appear vague like some other operating system?


4) WHY IS TINY CORE SPECIAL?-Internet ready
Consider this sentence
You can even come back here and ransack the forums if you find you need help.

ransack is a link but suggest you change it to read (with the link)
You can even come back here and search the forums if you find you need help.

Maybe there is a joke between mods that TC is built by Vikings? This joke would be lost on TC newbies like me.

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2010, 12:42:38 AM »
Oops - I had a great reply all formulated, and ... now it's gone. [sigh]

Brief version: I'm all for whatever works :p

(1) Welcome copy: sure, why not? Redundancy can be good - helps unify.

(2) I like getting rid of my "double but"-ing. I like the idea that TC makes app-getting real easy/fast, though. I vote for something b/t original and edits.

(3) "in"/"on" vs "out of" - sure.
I am in favor of the vague-ness on the 48mb, as it depends upon user decisions and hardware. That's me :)

(4) change "ransack" to "search". Okey dokey. I made quite a few informal comments in the intro, b/c I wanted to give a pretty informal intro. If that one word is a problem, no worries. If the informality is a concern, we should go through and remove all the other informal language for consistency.

I'm glad it's still under discussion. Must mean a topic people care about!

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2010, 10:25:32 PM »
4) I think it's a nice choice of words and makes the read more lively (in terms of English).  I don't think there's an inside joke... :P

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2010, 01:11:20 AM »
now off-topic, but  ... whiner? Nah. Winer? Like wine-r? I'll take a nice red.

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2010, 10:29:39 PM »
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

In any case, I went through the Core Concepts page and separated some of the prose for readability. Attached if the team likes it. No harm if you don't - public property at this point.

I haven't gotten the 3.0 release, so perhaps this is premature. I hope it makes the next step a little easier, though.

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2010, 12:44:48 AM »
Dentonlt, would you post a diff against the .html? For existing docs that would be a better way for us to see the exact changes.
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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2010, 08:10:49 AM »
Unfortunately, I cut/pasted the html text into OO2, then edited that. I guess I'll work from the HTML next time for ease/consistency.

Plain text original/updated versions + diff attached (diff Original Update > Original.diff). The diff may not be that revealing - I re-ordered the material and spread things quite a lot.

Hope this is near what you meant. Any other suggestions for how to go about this next time?

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Re: Please update Docu on "Modes of Operation"
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2010, 08:43:43 AM »
I meant doing something like downloading the .html file, make a copy, edit (in a plain text editor), then post a diff.

Plain text is usable enough for this time, though. :)
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