Open Source Software FAQ Answer of the Day
by M. David Peterson
You follow the instructions in the INSTALL document found in the release.
What's great about OSS projects is that you can answer questions like this in just such a manner and not worry about it. Closed source, retail products have to play by the "no question is a stupid question rules" or run risk of losing customers.
Of course, in the land of Windows, double-clicking a setup.exe or install.msi is not exactly something that requires an "How do I install this?" FAQ.
Then again, anyone who has worked in customer support knows that this generalization is just that... A generalization. ;) [insert "Sir, is your computer plugged in?" customer support line story here.]
I think it should be noted that "INSTALL" is a link to that document, and "release" is a link to even more documentation.
|M. David Peterson
|Oh, I hope I didn't come across the wrong way... I was actually PRAISING this... I thought it was hilarious because of the fact that it simply said it like it is... I appreciate folks who can say it like it is.|