Gibney, Carol wrote:
>> We run a Linux course here in the FÁS Training Centre in Loughlinstown, at present we are using REDHAT 9 but feel we should probably upgrade to FEDORA for the next course.
>> I would appreciate your advice as to whether the upgrade is vital at this stage or will training on REDHAT 9 still suffice for trainees leaving our course.
My own opinion on this is that generic Linux should be taught. Things
which can be accomplished in all Linux distributions whether the
distribution is Mandrake, RedHat, SuSE, or any of the other brands.
In work, I use Fedora and RedHat, but have also used Mandrake in the
past in that same company. In a previous company, I used RedHat, SuSE
Forgetting about distributions, I think that the most common
applications of Linux should be taught.
Start with basic interaction with a GUI (Gnome and KDE, with mention of
others), and the common desktop applications, then get more specific
after that if it's required.
Again, the distribution should not matter. When you think about it, the
applications of Linux that most people are interested in can be found in
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