[SATLUG] info, advice training

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Wed Dec 29 09:40:25 CST 2010

It sounded as if you wanted 'Linux courses.' Reilly offers some online
courses; however, I believe they are around $400 each.

Linux.org has some online DIY courses. http://www.linux.org/lessons/

However, others have been correct in pointing out that needing to do
something is the quickest way to learn.

This is called 'authentic learning' and it best facilitates meaningful

What sort of tasks might you need to do?

Possibly try copying all your mp3s to one folder and removing space names?

Generate an alphabetical list of all your mp3s?

Convert all the mp3s to ogg format?

Get an account at SDF (they're free) and try scanning the security of
your network from outside? (using nmap)

download and compile the newest version of ffmpeg?

compile a new working vanilla kernel?

Get Kismet working with a wireless card?

Practice editing documents in vi, Emacs, and Pico?

explore the Linux directory structure by catting weird things?

Which ports are open on your machine?

What does your network traffic look like?

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