[olug] need linux

Brady Cox brady.cox at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 04:20:01 UTC 2011

Any instructor that has to use a certain version of Linux, is just
reading out of the book anyway.  If the instructor can't modify
lessons and homework on the fly he isn't worth his salt.

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 9:19 PM, Christopher Cashell
<topher-olug at zyp.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 6:38 PM, Kevin D. Snodgrass
> <kdsnodgrass at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> FC2?  What class and what education establishment?  They need to be informed that FC2 is WAY too old to be used as a educational tool if the intent is to prepare the student for something in the real world.  Was udev used back then?  mdadm?  lvm?  I know kvm didn't exist yet.  Lots of Linux tools have changed, been deprecated and replace as well as new tools added.  Seems like a waste of time to me....
> If the class is limited to learning tools, shell, programming (for
> some things), or similar end-user activities, FC2 would work (it
> wouldn't be ideal, but manageable).  Heck, any Unix variant from the
> last 20 years or so could be useful.  However, if it is intended for
> any kind of administrator oriented education, yeah, FC2 would be a
> very poor choice.
>> Kevin D. Snodgrass
> --
> Christopher
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