Learning Linux

Larry David larrydavid07 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 3 21:52:23 GMT 2009

On Feb 3, 2009, at 9:01 AM, Sean Edwards wrote:

> When I first started with Linux in 1994, the only documentation  
> available was a readme file. And before I became proficient with  
> the fips utility, I did trash a few 20MB and 40MB hard drives.   
> Kernel compile time on a 386SX was measured in DAYS and getting a  
> serial modem to work involved duct tape, bailing wire and a rubber  
> chicken!

I can't see how a rubber chicken would be useful in getting a modem  
running; I just can't.  :-P

> When it was easy to hack on to the internet (mostly human  
> engineering a phone number userid and password from a university),  
> I stumbled upon The Linux Documentation Project.  For a noob, there  
> is still a lot of good information therel.  Some if it is a little  
> dated, but sit down at that site with some coffee and read.  A  
> whole world of understanding will open up to you: http://tldp.org/

Sweet, thanks for the link - reminds me of A Beginners Guide To HTML  
that I found in 1995 when I was appointed the "webmaster" of my group  
at GM - though I was just a glorified tube jockey (aka CAD operator),  
not an admin.  "Hey Larry, figure this 'web' thing out and make us a  
'home page' - with a cool picture of a Sunfire on it..."


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