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[ale] [OT] Advice needed
- Subject: [ale] [OT] Advice needed
- From: esoteric at 3times25.net (Geoffrey)
- Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 06:55:43 -0400
lee hartley wrote:
> Not sure if this counts as off topic... I am wanting to gain
> experience in programming and linux administration in hope of getting
> an entry level job in this field. Any advice would be great! Back
> Apache, Windows (2k) network admin, Web design, technical
> writing/e-learning, tinkered with php and mysql,...I am a philosophy
> grad., so, I am having to slowly move into this sector...
I learned virtually all my Linux admin and networking stuff by just
doing it and leaning on this list. I had previous experience with UNIX
systems, but my admin stuff was pretty old. If you really want to get
into administration, get you a couple of throw away boxes, and build
your own little network.
> my questions- 1.what would be a desirable language to learn? (in
> source project to gain experience...any project recommendations?
No project recommendations, but I'd suggest you try C. It's not really
a beginner's language, but it's still used quite extensively and there's
a market for it. There will probably be those folks who suggest C++,
but that's just another religious war.
> 2.What distro(s)to be knowledgeable of...I am currently running
> redhat 7.2
You can't go wrong with RH, but I'd certainly upgrade.
> 3.What are best avenues/routes for crossing over (e.g. just get in a
> large place and work through, startups,...) Any advice is welcome!
I think you're probably on the right track with an open source project.
Until later: Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
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