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Old 09-07-2007, 01:35 AM   #1
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Hey guys Linux has so many flavors and functionalities, as a Linux newbie and probably future Linux Administrator, do i have to know all about Linux its functionalities and all the things you can do with it.
 
Old 09-07-2007, 01:54 AM   #2
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that post just left me confused is that a question or a statement?

but ill try to answer.... if you want to learn for a job as a linux admin you should learn as much as you possibly can... theres allot of tutorials online for free just google a specific thing your stuck on such as "gnome vs kde" or whatever you need if your still stuck post here

if you want to learn for the joys of linux then do what i do.... install and start f-ing around with stuff

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Old 09-07-2007, 03:04 AM   #3
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Hey guys Linux has so many flavors and functionalities, as a Linux newbie and probably future Linux Administrator, do i have to know all about Linux its functionalities and all the things you can do with it.
I am confused. You have been with us over a year and have over 200 posts. I would have expected a question like this as maybe one of your first 10 posts.

If I read you correctly, you are considering being a Linux adminstrator. As such you would have to know how to set up and maintain a Linux system. You would not have to know every little detail, but you would have to know where to find it.
 
Old 09-07-2007, 11:13 PM   #4
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Sorry for the confusion the bottom line of my question is that, do you have to learn everything about linux and what it can do specially if you are aspiring to become a linux admin such as my self i ask this silly question because im a little mix up and confuse and want to get your opinions as linux veterans, i have read lots of tutorials on the net actually and then 1 day i ask my self "do i have to learn everything?"
 
Old 09-07-2007, 11:47 PM   #5
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I can assure you that I don't know anything, errrh, everything
about Linux, and even less so about all possible uses with all
possible applications; I know half-heartedly what I *need* in
my daily work, and try keeping up with changes as well as I can,
and keep the old brain agile and learn new things as they come.

You do need the ability to find/locate information and a bit of
wit when trying to understand it... :}

I strongly doubt that anyone could conceivably know everything.
I mean, you'd have the choice between umpteen databases, just as
many mailer-daemons, a host of distros, and tools and applications
by the truck-load. Frankly, if you KNEW all that you'd most likely
be a kind of person who would be completely incapable of communicating
with other people and unusable as an admin ;} to begin with.



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 09-08-2007, 12:07 AM   #6
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well put tink... i was kinda trying to say that you should learn allot about the disto that youll be the admin of... and dont try to learn it all and definitely not all in one sitting just know how to use google is what i recommend even

remember google is there to help 25 hours a day 8 days a week......
 
Old 09-08-2007, 01:27 PM   #7
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If you want to learn even half of everything, you will need some better tools than just Google or even Google/Linux. Here's some good stuff:

Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition covers lots of material and can be read on the web or downloaded to your system.

The Linux Documentation Project has dozens of HOWTOs and guides on just about everything Linux.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 02:16 PM   #8
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I tend to think that you're more or less proficient when things start to "make sense". There will always be new applications and commands that you aren't familiar with (yet) but in time you will develop some sort of "intuition" that tells you where to look and how to make a start. As a test, just imagine any ten things you could do on your system (don't be too modest) and check whether you already know how to go about them or whether you can find all the relevant information without too much trouble.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 01:44 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies guys I really appreciate it
 
  


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