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Old 07-29-2014, 04:47 PM   #1
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Best Unix/Linux intensive graduate program (US or abroad)?


I've Googled this plenty. Maybe I've overlooked something, but I don't find graduate programs which seem to put Linux or Unix first. All seem to include like one or two Unix classes, and there are certainly "certificate programs", but I'm looking for bona fide MS programs based nearly entirely on Unix/Linux. Anyone here graduate from, or hear of, such a program? Many thanks. (ps: Database design within such a program would be a bonus). --cheers
 
Old 07-30-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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Hi crackpipe,

I'm sure I'm not the one to talk about this, but I believe that best and only "Linux" credentials are experience and curiosity.

That being said, I have taken Suse certification and LPI and I'll recommend LPI, I felt it foucse on knowing the core of the OS isntead of the distribution tools that make the life easier but change with each major release and not always do what they are meant to.

But as you are looking for a "formal" training program I think I can't help you.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 12:39 PM   #3
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Correct. You aren't going to find a master's program aimed at a specific OS. If you master in computer science, you should be able to re-write the Linux kernel by yourself though.

Or something close to it,.. a la 'minix' sort of thing. But OS architecture, kernels, programming,.. all that kind of stuff should be covered in an 8 year CS program.

Specifically Linux? Probably not. Think more general. But once you have a handle on programming, C, systems architecture, OS architecture, you should be able to handle anything written in C on Linux. Which is most of it AFAIK.

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Old 07-30-2014, 12:46 PM   #4
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when i was in undergraduate the most of the programming c/c++/java labs were in the unix labs and the system programming labs were in a redhat lab (there were a few assignments that were in a windows lab).

i think a good curriculum will teach systems programming os agnostic.
 
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:40 PM   #5
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Correct. You aren't going to find a master's program aimed at a specific OS. If you master in computer science, you should be able to re-write the Linux kernel by yourself though.
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when i was in undergraduate the most of the programming c/c++/java labs were in the unix labs and the system programming labs were in a redhat lab (there were a few assignments that were in a windows lab).

i think a good curriculum will teach systems programming os agnostic.
I appreciate all three replies above. I wanted to ask you two, if you're OK with my asking, where did you attend school where you were able to understand the Linux kernel well enough to rewrite it, and where there were UNIX and redhat labs?
 
Old 07-30-2014, 02:57 PM   #6
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10 years ago i went to temple university.

the 300 level system programming course (iirc) had labwork in a compaq tru64 unix lab, redhat 9 lab, and a windows nt4 lab. the largest assignments were creating a ls like program in c, and a bash like shell in c (which could handle backgrounding and foregrounding). i also remember the dining philosophers and ipc using unix fork() and ntcreatprocess().

we didnt do anything with creating our own kernels.
 
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:47 PM   #7
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I attended the school of hard knocks, and have been employed as a Linub admin and/or support staff ever since.

I did not go to school for computing or IT or IS. I studied it on my own, and then started with entry level jobs and kept learning. That's been my career path so far and I have no complaints. Now, if there HAD been a course on this stuff, I'd have gladly taken it, but I do not know of any and at this point I'm not looking so much any more.

That said, I did see this story on Linux.com:

https://www.edx.org/course/linuxfoun...1#.U9mtZpWCg8k

I cannot vouch for the course, and I know it's not quite what you were looking for.
 
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