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Old 08-05-2006, 02:45 AM   #16
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Yes, people learn linux. All kinds of people. From accountants to computer techs to teenagers. I have learned more in the past two years about linux because I have put more into it.
Old 08-05-2006, 03:24 AM   #17
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I don't think that there's such a thing as a "finite state of knowledge acquired" regarding Linux, since it's a moving target.
Not true! I know everything that there is to know about Linux (this also includes things that haven't yet been developed).

I was able to aquire this awe inspiring infinite wisdom by simply having no other choice. My windows finally gave out on me and I didn't have my own copy (nor did I feel like buying one). It was either learn Linux or don't use my computer. In reality, I probably know far less then 1% about Linux. But if you first learn where to look for answers, then you can say that you know everything you need to know.

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One thing I believe hasn't been mention is that you learned your current system the same way. You didn't find out all there was to know in one setting and could immediately apply that knowledge so that you felt as comfortable as you do on your current system. It's true.

But you've likely forgotten all the little challenges you had to go through to get where you are today. Most people do that. They eventually come to a place where they're so comfortable they think that anyone can do what they did and that they don't have any real special knowledge. And then they turn around and say, "But this new thing DOES require special knowledge." It's just not true. You're performing the same process with the new system.


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