cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Aug 10 17:16:30 CDT 2006
On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Jules Richardson wrote:
> To make it on topic, I've found exactly the same thing with classic computers
> - with something that sold tens of thousands or more the bugs tend to get
> ironed out; with something that hardly sold at all there can be all sorts of
> errors. (that seems to be tied to the machine class though - e.g. mainframe
> designers *know* that they won't sell many, so they set aside time to get the
> service docs right and that gets reflected in the cost)
A reasonable assumption. BUT,... by that logic, Windoze is bug-free??
> > I've never had any use for the 3rd party manuals.
> See above, though. Sometimes I've found them useful as a cross-reference.
> You're right though in that it's worth having a copy of the official docs if
> they're available.
as author of a 3rd party manual, . . .
The OEM factory service manuals are absolutely essential as
reference materials for professionals.
OTOH, if somebody needs to be instructed how to do the work,
then a 3rd party manual is also needed, since a good factory
service manual assumes a professional level of competence.
Grumpy Ol' Fred (NIASE cert) cisin at xenosoft.com
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