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Reddit: *nix skills between 6 and 15 years out of date - how do I proceed with getting up to speed?

Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:38:15 PM

So the title says it all.

My *nix skills are between six and fifteen years out of date. Six years ago was the last time I did anything in the non-Windows world (and that was as a Domino administrator - running on AIX). The last time I actually actively administered a Linux box was back in the 1999 - 2001 time frame.

Now I'm wanting to get back up to speed and get my skills refreshed - where should I look and what should I do?

Currently, I'm in a Microsoft dominated job, but there's an opportunity to do some things with our Linux boxes that I'm looking to explore - so I figured I'd ask for some advice. I use OS X at home almost exclusively.

Thanks!

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Reddit: a strange bug in cool-old-term

Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:31:57 PM

LXer: Cloud 5: Has cloud killed on-prem software, the enterprise cloud wars, and cloud computing and scale

Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:30:41 PM
This week, we look at whether the cloud has killed on-premises software, the enterprise cloud wars between Google and Microsoft and whether the cloud is really all about scale or something else.

Phoronix: Wayland & Weston 1.6 Alpha Released

Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:30:37 PM
With Kristian Høgsberg seemingly busy with other projects, Pekka Paalanen went ahead and did the first alpha release for the upcoming Wayland and Weston 1.6 release...

Phoronix: Nouveau Gets Improved Re-Clocking Handling For Select GPUs

Friday 22nd of August 2014 03:56:58 PM
Users of some pre-Fermi NVIDIA graphics cards can be thankful to Roy Spliet for managing some re-clocking related improvements to the Nouveau driver...

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Touch Gets Major Update and the OS Is Now Crazy Fast – Screenshot Tour

Friday 22nd of August 2014 03:34:08 PM

Ubuntu Touch has just received a new major update and the developers have made some serious changes to the operating system, which now feels a lot faster and the experience is a lot smoother.

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LXer: 10 inspiring Raspberry Pi project tutorial files!

Friday 22nd of August 2014 03:33:30 PM
The files necessary to help you out with our 10 inspiring Raspberry Pi projects in issue 142. We’ve included a command line method in each tutorial to downloaf these files, but if you want to get the manually they’re all listed here.

Reddit: Discover GNOME’s Docs [new YouTube video]

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