> Frankly Sabir, I've never owned a car myself. But I've years of experience
> installing, testing both software and hardware systems for a good number of
> years. I merely attempted to choose an analogy which may have proven
> useful... as demonstrated guessing is a problem.
> By the way, guessing your way through Linux/Unix is exactly not something
> you want to do.
> So while you are in college and whenever you are on vacation or otherwise
> on your own time it will be to your advantage to accept work either with
> that college's IT/MIS department as a work-study intern or something
> similar. Also make the time to acquire and expand your learning and skills
> with various areas of computer science and mathematics by using Linux apps
> and programming languages as your tools of exploration and study. You'll be
> better for that effort in the future.
> If your interest includes any of the life sciences, again the stronger your
> foundation in Linux/Unix tools within server/client environment or better --
> a mastery of programming within and for both server and client environment
> -- your skills will blossom into solid and practical experience.
> The advantage you have which did not exist during my student days is that
> Linux can run from a laptop; also YDL currently can run within the PS3 and
> the YDL PowerStation, and older PowerPC based Macs. However during my high
> school and college years only large banks and large science research
> institutes could afford existing computer systems at that time, and those
> computers either occupied entire floors or entire buildings. The
> opportunity you have to cover many disciplines well is unprecedented. The
> challenge of meeting it, of course, is yours.
> Suggestion: Expand your knowledge base and discipline across related
> skills within Linux/Unix and you'll be surprised how relevant it will remain
> across time across various fields. Maintain a solid foundation with
> advanced mathematics and nearly any job will find such a foundation of value
> within it's context of function or business. Remember that very many of the
> most advanced (and most challenging/interesting) efforts in nearly any area
> of science and mathematics have little or no funding and therefore are or
> utilize open source software and hardware systems.
> For you, or me, getting experience is no longer just or only a matter of
> associating with professors or other specialists when they need a student or
> assistance awaiting when funding becomes available. Nowadays it is just a
> matter of finding a Linux open source project which matches one's interest
> and will reinforce or develop skills or discipline one desires -- join it,
> volunteer and progress from there.
> All the best...
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 5:12 PM, sabir abbassi <sabirabbassi@gmai...>
>> thanks for the help i am not a car guy i have an interest in computers
>> thats all and i go to college!
>> On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Derick Centeno <dcenteno@ydl....> wrote:
>>> Dear Sabir:
>>> Bill has a point which you should understand as you expand your learning
>>> in the Linux community. Understand that Linux, just like any other
>>> sharing of human interests will be rife with different opinions,
>>> strategies and even approaches....
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