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I used to use windows as a desktop OS but in my work I use redhat enterprise linux a lot. Now that i have switched to ubuntu as a desktop OS one of the things that is bugging me a lot is the documentation, it seems very small to me (more like a few how-to articles than a full documentation) especially that I am used to redhat documentation.

I understand there is a good community support but having a complete documentation is essential in my opinion. I am asking this question here in the hope that I have missed the link for a better documentation or source of information.

  • If the Ubuntu documentation is official and all in one place how could it be kept up-to-date? If the Ubuntu documentation is not kept up-to-date it shouldn't be made to look overly official because that will give the false impression that it's up-to-date when it isn't up-to-date. – karel May 10 '18 at 6:09
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    There's also man and info pages. – dsstorefile1 May 10 '18 at 6:14
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    What sort of documentation are you looking for.? Much of it is located in many places, including manual-project (ubuntu-manual.org) & wiki (warning: some parts of the wiki are not up-to-date as community maintained) – guiverc May 10 '18 at 6:16
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    Although no documentation is perfect, RHEL maintains more detailed documentation than Ubuntu and you will notice a difference between the two. – Panther May 10 '18 at 6:16
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    by installing an app via tarball, the system packages do not know about it, so it won't be upgraded, can't be removed by the default apt system. To add it to the menus, you have to add it yourself (easier on some menu systems & DEsktops than others). Also when you release-upgrade to a later version, it may not run as it'll likely need recompiling (ie. make; make install to use the later libraries in the later system etc) – guiverc May 10 '18 at 9:32

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