I decided to keep track of reader requests, and some of my own ideas for future articles on this page here. I keep losing track of stuff that users have said will be useful to them. The persons who requested an article, and the requests can be found in the list on this page.
You can send your own requests to email@example.com. No guarantee that I will take it onto myself to write what you want but I certainly will try to accomodate requests that are not just support requests.
Ideas for Future Articles
- Martin – Where to put foo/bar ?
I downloaded and installed Realplayer and the latest Thunderbird; but I didn’t know where to put them. Not wanting to mess anything up I decided to play safe and put them in my home directory, but now I wish I hadn’t because it feels a bit untidy – An explanation of the layout of the linux filesystem /usr, /sys, /var etc, and what it’s all for?
- BEG – Printer cups (ipp) setup for roamers
The question I would ask is how the **** would I set up a (cups?) connection to a printer over a real network, not a usb/parallel printer port. Scenario: I drag my laptop with me to work, and use an extra IP address we’ve got here, but I can’t reach our printer.
- Chuck – Equivalents for common Windows commands/settings etc
a translation guide – stuff like how to do convert ‘move *.mp3 subdir/*.mp3′ or ‘copy *.mp3 *.foo’ or ‘dir /s foobar.conf’
Also, what is the Ubuntu equivalent of the Path statement in windows, and how does one set it?
I know ‘.conf’ is a typical ending of signifigance in Linux, but what other ones are there (my Windows examples would be .ini .bat .log .pif .exe (I know that extensions in Linux are not functional, but there still seems to be some conventions about them.)
I’ve done a little scripting, but I’ve since forgotten which user directory normally recieves user batch files for pathless-commandline execution. Or while we’re at it, what are all the directories of significance to a user in Ubuntu. The one I just mentioned (is it /home/usr/bin?) plus I know that inetd… is pretty relevant – are there any other superstars (like is the ’start menu’ a directory tree or a file)?
Orient the new Windows guy to the Linux world he lives in. For example, there all these repositories out there, and ubuntu comes with some repositories entered already, but what if I’m supposed to add one?
- Chuck – Mnemonics for executables and how to find/remember them
Something to help understand the quirky shorthand names that show up in Linux so often that make app names so hard to remember. I don’t have any idea what you might be able to do about this, but I’ve found it to be difficult.
- Chuck – What are dependencies?
I can imagine what is meant by dependencies, but I don’t know for sure.
- Find some more websites/articles to link to.