I've been noticing that all I can find are responses to extremely specific questions about Linux when I need a solid set of tutorials.
I do not want to be forwarded to tutorials filled with glittery bonus features and unnecessary programs. I want to form a knowledge base so I can have a place to start attempting to figure out my own problems and then after I have tried on my own, ask the community site. But I don't know enough to even do that.
I honestly think I articulated that well. To help clarify what I'm getting at I'll give an example.
I could get on the site and post a question like this (which is a problem I'm actually having)
"I'm having trouble understanding the wireless function of -insert OS here- I'm running it on -insert hardware stats here- and my network card is -bla bla you get the point by now- The network is visible, I put the ssid and the wep key in the 'edit network connection' part of the 'Configure KDE Control Module' but I can't find a button to try the connection anywhere or anything like that. I need wireless functionality. The wired Internet connection worked, but I didn't even configure it - I just plugged it in and it started working."
Or I could get on a step by step tutorial and learn how to set up wireless on any computer that doesn't have particularly abnormal circumstances.
Another example of a much needed tutorial is how to install programs without using something like KpackageKit. Not a tutorial that just tells you what to do, but a tutorial that explains how and why you are doing what you are doing so you understand just how the Linux system works. I know that the process to install something is different depending on what is in it but there should be a tutorial that explains what to look for to and how to respond accordingly rather than having a thread and a full explanation for every single person who first tries to install something.
If there are tutorials like I am asking for then I believe that they should be in the "help" program so that people that cannot connect to the Internet can get their bearings with their new OS
I love Linux and I can see that it's came a long way to be more user friendly since I first came across it a few years ago, but if something so simple as the help menu was filled with more practical information necessary for independent discovery of Linux then this awesome revolution will spread like wildfire, gain respect and support from high end software developers, and multiply the community.
...Oh yeah, and free the world from the stranglehold of Microsoft and Apple.