@Wayne-Workman said in How to turn off host?:
@sourcaffeine That article is all about the client. When it comes to utilizing the client, all that is done from the web interface. As far as lack of features, I would strongly disagree. In fact, the new fog client is absolutely unparalleled in the imaging and management world. A single binary that works on OSX, Every major flavor of linux, And every version of windows since win Vista with naming, domain joining, printer management, executable deployment, power management, display management, state of the art encryption system, and many other features has never been accomplished before now. It solves every post deployment task, and every management task.
We create documentation in free time where there is need. For example, often people ask about ftp problems, thus was born the Troubleshoot FTP article. People ask all the time (number one and two questions probably) how to install fog, and how to capture. So we put effort into installation articles, and the Capturing your first image article.
The wiki has a search feature, it works good. The forums search also works good. Fog is a foreign land if you’ve never used it or Linux before. You will not find all the answers in one spot. The project is too big, and existing knowledge of newcomers is too small. We fill needs where there are common questions that are brought up over and over. Even though a very large amount of documentation exists in the wiki, newcomers existing knowledge of fog causes them to search for the wrong terms.
As you have done here, ask on the forums if you can’t find something or have a problem. And as others have done, we give you the best answers we can as fast as we can, and we think our response time on these forums is better than most paid support out there, people have repeatedly said this.
Please be productive, polite, and detailed, and we will help you. As others have already said, if you see a void, you can fill it if you are able. We are a volunteer community and your welcome to join in as you can.
I don’t want to be misunderstood. I am not claiming FOG has a lack of features. The few that I have used have been great and big time savers. What I meant was that there is a lot of features that use the “legacy” client (why a legacy client is still included when updating the client seems simple enough is beyond me), but some that use the “new” client.
There is a lot that FOG seems to be able to do, but without clear documentation on how to use some features, new people like me to FOG tend to find themselves lost when something that seems obvious, isn’t. In this case, immediate shutdown isn’t exactly “immediate shutdown”, which caused the confusion and there wasn’t any documentation (at least none I could find in the wiki) that detailed this.