Skip to comments.FOSS: A General Introduction to Linux
Posted on 01/14/2019 6:37:20 AM PST by ShadowAce
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I run Fedora 29 at home. I have run Red Hat (in the 90's) and have run every version of Fedora (except for 13) since it was released. I am an RHCE (Red Hat certified Engineer), and use Red Hat exclusively at work.
This typically means that while I am pretty much an expert in Red Hat-based systems, anything debian-based (Ubuntu, etc) will not be my area of expertise when it comes to Debian-specific commands or questions regarding Debian filesystem layouts.
It is self-paced, contains 60 hours of course material, has hands-on labs, video content, and discussion forums.
I recommend it--and I have zero affiliation with Linux Foundation. I have never used their courses as I get my training from Red Hat. However, I have heard a lot of good things about them.
Is there a Linux specific ping list?
This is probably as close as FR has currently. Would you like to be added?
Did you know that 53% of all VM installations in Microsoft’s Azure cloud are Linux?
I dabble some in Linux.
I use Red Hat every day but only command line. Our Development VM is Ubuntu.
They overlooked one small but important term...
FOSS: Free and Open Source Software
About six years ago we got a new IT manager who came from Amazon where they were heavily invested into Linux workstations. He wanted to introduce Linux into our Wintell environment and chose me to set up a FOSS distribution server.
The only Linux experience I had was as a hobbyist - mostly creating VM’s of various Linux distros for testing and evaluation.
I did my homework and built and configured the server but when it came time to put it online the network team had a fit. They wouldn’t allow a server that they couldn’t control to sit on their network. I offered access but not a one of them would touch it.
My manager and the manager for network services went into a meeting and when they came out the FOSS experiment was cancelled.
I never even got a chance to see it work.
Please add me to your list.
I use Linux and am convinced that it will only grow in popularity.
Windows 7 support is scheduled to end next January and there will be a push for subscription operating systems after that.
Linux, being the FOSS that it is, will provide the best option to users who wish to maintain control of their personal information and hardware.
That's a shame. While The majority of our servers are Windows, we are approaching 2000 Linux servers in our datacenters.
You have been added. Welcome aboard!
Thanks for that ShadowAce; if I am not already please put me on the ping list for Linux
They told me it was a “division of labor” thing. You know - server people working on servers and analysts doing analysis. I knew it was sheer cowardice on the part of the Server Team manager and the Network Team manager.
My manager’s manager became disillusioned and left within a year. Although the Server Team has a “Linux guy” they keep Linux to a bare minimum in the environment - and no workstations.
Please add me to the linux ping list. Thanks.
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