[kwlug-disc] "What Linux Distro Should I Use?"
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat May 8 00:35:11 EDT 2010
Thanks for the POV and great idea John.
As previously mentioned, the LUG has recently been suffering from an
embarrassment of riches with high-quality, high-level talks from experts
on the topics. It hasn't always been this intense - I recall a
presentation on Linux toys at my first KWLUG meeting (sorry Richard, but
I did eventually buy a RoboDog...).
I think we could answer a lot of needs of new users by setting aside a
few meetings a year to focus on "Linux 101" topics. Topics accessible
to all can still be useful for all.
On Fri, 2010-05-07 at 23:35 -0400, John Johnson wrote:
> I am one of the Linux newbies in the UG and am following this
> discussion with great interest.
> Someone said:
> >We can schedule "Linux 101", and cover basics of
> > - command-line tools,
> > - network tools,
> > - kvm, virtualbox, ...
> I would add to the list the following (for example):
> Firefox, Screen, and some more basic apps.
> I would suggest that the "Linux 101" be split to some bite-size
> chunks to form a series of presentations that can, over a few
> meetings take a user from the "follow the bouncing ball" to a basic
> "what's next" level. In this format the "Linux 101" series can be
> repeated every x meetings.
> But, speaking for myself, I would not want to choose between a Linux
> 101 presentation and the main topic du jour. I have enjoyed the
> presentations on MySQL, SSH (and its cousins) and Screen. I will
> admit that the presentation on performance measurement was a bit over
> my head. But I know from the presentation that these tools are
> present and have some purpose.
> This lurker has come out of the shadows.
> Thanks all.
> John Johnson
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