Friday, October 10, 2008

A Word on Knowledge Base Articles

I thought I would make a quick comment on the knowledge base articles I have posted over the last couple of years. Someone recently asked why I would post an article on setting the JAVA_HOME environment variable in Ubuntu.

Like many Linux distributions, each one can have a slightly different way of doing something simple such as globally setting an environment variable. When I found the answer, I was going to put it in Tomboy. I thought, why not share my answer by adding it to a special category in my blog instead. In the past, I have found answers to technical questions on the web by others willing to share their knowledge. I decided to return the favor.

Some of my KB articles can be a little on the terse side, verging on being half-baked brain dumps to more useful step by step instructions on how to accomplish something. I hope some of you find them useful nonetheless!