[TriLUG] Good teaching distro?
rvestal at trilug.org
Tue Apr 26 12:24:18 EDT 2011
As for books,
I like "A Practical Guide To The Unix System" Third Edition (includes
Linux) By Mark Sobell. This will help get familiar with Unix in general,
not just linux. I tell folks, this book will get you to "power user"
without having to know how to spell "Unix" first. :)
I agree, Fedora or CentOS would be where I'd suggest to start. Granted,
I prefer System V feel. My old Solaris days.
On 4/26/11 9:33 AM, David Both wrote:
> I agree with Joel on the book recommendations. I do have one that I particularly like, "A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming." It is a really great reference and can also be used as a tutorial. It contains the basics necessary for a person to become an advanced user or beginning admin.
> My faviorite Distro for learning however is Fedora, primarily becauase it is very close to the bleediong edge and you can see what is coming down the road for Linux, particularly Red Hat. For example, Fedora 15 will start the process of getting away from init and the SystemV init scripts in favor of the systemd deamon and its associated configuration for startup. Another good distro is Debian because the "Linux+ Powered by LPI" training courses, which I teach, are based on it. So if any kind of certification is in your wife's future, I would recommend using the distro that takes her in that direction.
> Also, if there are enough people interested in training, I would be happy to run a class that I have developed over the years and given at a couple of the more recent places I have worked. "Introduction to Linux, Basic Administration and Troubleshooting" is a 4 to 5 day class and I would be happy to modify it to meet specific student requests. It is based on Red Hat/Fedora and is intended to provide real working knowledge required by a day to day administrator than it is to pass a particular certification test. I can say that if you use the knowledge of Linux you learn in this or any other good course on a daily basis, you would be much closer to passing any certification test.
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