[lug] New to the group

Maxwell Spangler maxlists at maxwellspangler.com
Sat Aug 17 21:50:19 MDT 2013

On Sat, 2013-08-17 at 14:57 -0700, Jason Barnes wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> My name is Jason Barnes and I came across your group through a Google
> search and thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about
> Linux. I am currently a sophomore at DeVry in Westminster CO. I am
> going for my BS in Computer Information Systems with a
>  specialization in security. I have experience with Fedora 14 and
> a Linux emulator called cygwin. I have played around with others but
> have never really gotten into them to deep. I am looking forward to
> getting to know everyone and I will try to make it to a meeting soon
> so I can meet everyone in person.

HI Jason!

A BS in CIS with a specialization in security? What are you trying to do
get a solid career?  You still have time to join a band and run away!
Or be a stock broker and gamble 5 days a week! But if that's not what
you want you're making good choices.

> If anyone has any suggestions on a good place to learn more about
> Linux and how to use it better I am open to suggestions.

The best thing to do is get a (presumably) second computer, put Linux on
it and FORCE yourself to use it as much as possible.

If you do so, and ask concisely and clearly on lists like this you'll
often be rewarded with an overwhelming amount of ideas and opinions to
help you.

People who do Linux best do it because they want to do it and they
aren't forced.  They keep pushing themselves, exploring and learning.
After a while they're answering questions, not asking.

Welcome to the list!

Maxwell Spangler
Linux System Administration / Virtualization / Development / Computing
Photography / Graphics Design / Writing
Fort Collins, Colorado
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