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Old 01-14-2011, 10:06 AM   #16
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The class I am in mostly deals with how an OS works and how it communicates with the hardware and the software and the user
All the other posts in this thread are RUBBISH! If you want to learn how an OS WORKS, you need to start with the SIMPLEST thing possible. The Linux kernel is, I assume, worked on *constantly*, and there would have been a ton of development *from Fedora 4 to 14 alone*, which you wouldn't be able to follow, and that's assuming you would understand simply how *Fedora 4* works! Which is a gargantuan task! If you want to learn how only the *Kernel* works, get a book, or listen to your prof. or whatever - he knows EXACTLY what he's doing. SIMPLY IGNORE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE SAID.
 
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:12 AM   #17
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i'm very sorry, but your comment is not on par with reality.

Did you actually read the OP post (the book adresses FC4)?
Do you know how these type of courses work (theory/practise aligned etc)?
Do you know the danger of stepping outside of the provided/required materials?
And it's not about how a kernel works, it's how the complete system functions (in this case FC4), and there is a reason for it: examination/certification

kernel development (where you truly get to know the kernel functions ) is a complete different area.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 10:27 AM   #18
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you need to start with the SIMPLEST thing possible
While it is probably true that one needs to start out simple, the kernel is probably the most complex part of linux. Starting out in linux by working on the kernel is a little like starting to learn about car mechanics by rebuilding an engine. In either case it is NOT a good place to start. Most people will hit a mental overload and probably quit. Starting out with the basics: How to install updates using yum. How to handle things when yum spits out an error. How to handle static IPs, iptables, etc. Are all more in line with where one starts. All those things are BASICALLY handled the same wether on FC4 or F14, Centos3 or Centos6.

While there are probably a lot of instructors out there teaching basic Linux that really know what they are talking about, I have only met one. The vast majority of the Linux instructors out there are really newbies and often are windoze guys that were required by their department to teach a Linux class. I have actually met more high school level intructors who were better informed than university level instructors. So suggesting that a prof knows exactly what their doing is probably being wishful and possibly 180 degrees from the truth.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 12:48 PM   #19
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All the other posts in this thread are RUBBISH!
And another precinct is heard from!
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:42 AM   #20
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Do you know the danger of stepping outside of the provided/required materials?
And it's not about how a kernel works, it's how the complete system functions (in this case FC4), and there is a reason for it: examination/certification
I don't know which country he's in but I pity him, if THAT's the education system over there!

It sounds like it's worse than HERE!

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And another precinct is heard from!
eh? what does that mean?
 
  


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