Linked by Steve Husted on Wed 5th Oct 2005 17:53 UTC
Gentoo I've been wanting to try Gentoo for some time, but always had to roll my eyes at the pages and pages of installation instructions. This time, however, I rolled up my sleeves and buckled down. Minutes later, I was on my way.
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Still Osnews?
by on Wed 5th Oct 2005 19:38 UTC

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This is the worst article I've read! I didn't even get past the first page because of the poor consturction and grammar.

OSnews editors: Make your writers read The Elements of Style. It is available for free at It's a classic and basic guide to writing.

Language is about communication. How can you express yourself clearly if you don't understand the basic rules of language? I'm trying to be a preachy grammar teacher, but you should have a minimum level of professionalism in your writing for the sake of the readers.

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RE: Still Osnews?
by Emil on Wed 5th Oct 2005 19:57 in reply to "Still Osnews?"
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Thanks for this useful link. Being not native speaker and all, sometimes I wonder, why do people from places where english is thier native language makes errors that even I can spot?

Well, the age of The Internet, methinks.

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RE: Still Osnews?
by on Wed 5th Oct 2005 23:59 in reply to "Still Osnews?"
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If $Grammer <> $Clear Then
$Teacher = "Proof your own work!"

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RE: Still Osnews?
by Anonymous Penguin on Thu 6th Oct 2005 00:13 in reply to "Still Osnews?"
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Not that your own English is grand: "poor consturction"?

I can understand a typo, but that doesn't look like one.

BTW: English is not my mother tongue.

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RE[2]: Still Osnews?
by on Thu 6th Oct 2005 00:38 in reply to "Still Osnews?"
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Sorry for the typo. I don't spell check message boards, unfortunately. I do proof read and spell check a billion times when I'm writing an article that thousands of people will read and form their own opinions on. I have, in fact, written for Linux Journal, Newsforge, and OSNews so I know what I'm talking about.

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