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Old 10-17-2002, 06:26 AM   #1
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A Question for all Linux Gurus

How did you become a Linux Guru?
Old 10-17-2002, 06:36 AM   #2
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"Learning by doing" and reading are the guides to that step!
Old 10-17-2002, 07:37 AM   #3
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Scan through the manpages to get an idea of the commands available and what they can do. -mk
Old 10-17-2002, 08:00 AM   #4
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When does someone consider him/her/itself to be a guru?
Old 10-17-2002, 08:15 AM   #5
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They just simply don't . In my opinion to be a guru is prety much being a genius or someone really clever on computers , you should not think that way of yourself .
It's like being in a coma , you just can't tell .
Old 10-17-2002, 08:22 AM   #6
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"Guru" is an opinion and is best when not self-inflicted .
Old 10-17-2002, 09:21 AM   #7
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Originally posted by jglen490
"Guru" is an opinion and is best when not self-inflicted .

The lower the number you have as registered Linux user at the greater guru you
Just kidding, just kidding...
Old 10-17-2002, 11:37 AM   #8
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I vote your a guru by passing or when you ace all the LQ quizzes without any help..
Old 10-17-2002, 02:18 PM   #9
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I learned everything I know (which isn't much ) by spending all my time here

Not that I am a guru, not even close by any means of the word as far as Linux goes, but that's how I know anything at all.

Old 10-17-2002, 03:06 PM   #10
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IMHO there are no "Guru's" because just as in life there's always someone bigger down the road to knock you down a notch or two, and just when you think you know it all you find that you don't.
Old 10-17-2002, 03:59 PM   #11
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You're a "Guru" when people think you are. I don't think I'm a guru, but people say I am. I think it's because when you get deeper and depper you know really much, but in the same time you know the things you don't know. And so it goes...
Old 10-17-2002, 04:15 PM   #12
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I like the word "guru".
It's one of those words like "groovy" and "radical" - if you say these and mean it, people will think you belong in a commune.

The only way to say "guru" and maintain a sheen on respectability is to pronounce it "Gerooh".

Old 10-17-2002, 04:39 PM   #13
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It's not so much being a guru as it is feeling comfortable with UNIX/Linux and can put out most fires without help. The faster you can put out the fire, the closer you get to that lofty goal. -mk


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