Tom Adelstein interviews Falko Timme about his work – Falko provides many guides for Debian and Ubuntu on howtoForge.
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Falko: I started the Perfect Setup tutorials in 2003 as part of the 42go
ISP-Manager documentation. At projektfarm GmbH in Lüneburg, we had developed the Linux web server control panel called 42go ISP-Manager, and though we had an installation manual for it, we got lots of support requests from people that had no idea how to install the base system for 42go.
At that point I decided Ok, lets write a tutorial that covers every single step of the system installation and configuration so that people can simply copy and paste the commands from the tutorial so that 42go runs on these systems out of the box.
First, we put those tutorials (we started with Debian Woody) on
projektfarm.com and also on my personal web site falkotimme.com. We
noticed that we got a lots of page views from our tutorials. We
even had visits from people that werent interested in 42go at all, so we thought that theres a need for the kind of tutorial we wrote.