Talk:Beginner Mistakes

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ToDo: Extend this by misconceptions encountered around the web and in the forum.

Do you think this page is ready for removal out of "Pages for Review"? Or is there anything else that needs to be added that has come up recently on the forum? --Alboin

It is NOT at all ready. It still references pages by their old name (ex. "using some language other than C"), is still in FAQ format, isn't formated correctly, links missing, section headers too long, uncategorized... -Jhawthorn 00:10, 6 April 2007 (CDT)
Can you please tell me what FAQ format is? I don't really know what you mean by that. I see your point about formating and such, but I'll wait to attempt to fix it though until I see what this FAQ formatting things about. Thanks. --Alboin
We seem to have taken a different style of naming sections on the new articles. Example: On the OSFAQ we'd see something like "I have to write an OS for my studies, deadline is in three months..." and on this new wiki we'd likely have something like "Deadlines" or "Time Constraints". -Jhawthorn 18:21, 6 April 2007 (CDT)

ATM, we should find a way to make it reachable from the rest of the wiki. This includes a category (which one is a difficult question), and some direct links from other articles. Once that's done the PFR tag can be removed - Combuster 16:49, 10 April 2007 (CDT)

What about in Category:OS_development? --Alboin
Will do, adding it - Combuster 02:03, 11 April 2007 (CDT)
What about directly linking it to Troubleshooting and Getting Started? --Alboin

About "OSDEV will probably never land you a job." Is this really true? I'm sure that such low level experience comes in handy in the driver development and embedded fields. --Earlz 08:50, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

In one of its ambiguous meanings it's true: you probably won't get a job as an OS developer more than what you do with regular education. A masters degree often earns you more than some code. And even though I got a job in the embedded market, I wonder how much the "OS" in "I made this nice (OS) project" made a difference. - Combuster 08:51, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
It's not just that -- most beginners will probably misinterpret the word OS: they will think about something like Windows, Linux or OS X. The word "never" has a certain amount of gravity that is probably more suited. They can figure it out for themselves later. :) --Love4boobies 11:13, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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