[SATLUG] Getting more Linux/Unix expertise

Geoff geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Thu Jul 23 06:57:02 CDT 2009


Al Castanoli wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-07-22 at 11:36 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>   
>> Kevin Buckner wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> You hit the nail on the head about paper technicians. That is why I want real
>>> expertise and not just a paper title. I think certification and the home lab
>>> will be necessary for real linux expertise. Does anyone know of any open
>>> source linux projects they would recommend?
>>>       
>> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
>>
>>    -- Bruce
>>     
>
> I'll second Bruce's recommendation... I'd been running AT&T and BSD
> flavors of UNIX since 1983 and switched from NetBSD to Linux when the
> 1.0 kernel came out, but didn't really understand Linux until I built a
> Linux from Scratch box and tuned it for different jobs.

Are my posts to SATLUG getting through?

on 7-18-2009 I wrote:

Kevin Buckner wrote:

> > So here is my question: By volunteering on open source projects could I build expertise in linux or by starting a home test lab instead? Or better yet getting linux + certified is the way to expertise. I did want  to support in a hands on way. Please advise.
> >   
>   

I don't have experience in the field, but am told that the best way to
learn the most about Linux, is to build your own, from scratch.

The Linux From Scratch project (LFS) would probably be your best
learning bet.

-Geoff









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