[SATLUG] Getting more Linux/Unix expertise

Kevin Buckner sirjaggy29 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 10:50:56 CDT 2009


I got quite a bit of recommendations for Linux from Scratch as an open
source project. This wont go
unheeded. However, I dont know much about Gentoo Linux and I sure would like
to. Do this allow
a person to learn how to remaster DVDs as well?


On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 6:57 AM, Geoff <geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:

> 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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