In reply to Vincent Cunniffe's flatulent wordings,
> Smelly Pooh wrote:
> > Even if that is the case (which it may not be, aforementioned quotes
> > only referenced Linux and Windows), what's wrong with it? I know a lot
> > of clueful windows users
>> 'Technically clueful' in the context of an operating systems course would
> include a knowledge of more than one server OS.
I don't see why "server" OS is important in an OS course (if you've ever
completed an OS course you'll find that there is next to nothing that is
server OS specific), and I don't see why that other server OS has to be
> Not to denigrate expertise in one area, but unless they also have
> knowledge of alternative ways of doing things, then i wouldn't regard
> them as very well-informed.
There's no evidence that they don't, at most what's said is that they
don't have the interest in Linux (god forbid). That can imply that they
don't have the knowledge of the Linux alternative, but Linux isn't the
only alternative OS. They could be competant with OS/400, but I guess
if it's not Linux then they're just not open minded enough
Coincidentally a lot of wow wee Linux admins that I've met don't have
the first clue about adminning a Windows XP box.
> >>An 'operating systems' course which doesn't include *nix is unworthy of the
> >>name, in my opinion.
> > I don't think anybody said that the operating system course didn't
> > include a *nix.
>> Well, the original poster said that only a couple of people were interested
> in it, and made no mention of their having to do anything as part of the
He mentioned that a couple of people were interested in Linux (nothing
about *nix in general). For example in DCU Computer Applications'
Operating Systems course they do a lot of stuff in Solaris, no Linux. A
lot of people walk out technically informed about Solaris & general
*nix, but not many are actually interested, and besides Linux heads, who
honestly cares that they're not interested in Linux?
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