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Posted 11-14-2011 at 08:01 AM bym3rl1n Updated 11-14-2011 at 11:35 AM bym3rl1n(Found some interesting answers.)
In my last blog I mentioned being proud of having closed that platinum plated Microsoft door (maintenance and updates became too much of an investment - with no impressive return), and I promissed myself to regulary update this blog - oops!
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In my last (b)log I mentioned how fast my family adapted from Windows to Linux, and how time consuming it is to catch-up on Linux command-line jargon, GUI stuff, gizmo's, distro's and what is there not....
I finally discovered a nice website and educational program that will gradually teach me Linux. Nostalgia creeps upon me for what I have read so far. I am talking about Ian Shields LPI exam preperations: Junior Level Linux Administration, found at: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/li...101/index.html...
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