Learn Linux: Good Idea Or Not? (2018 & Beyond)

Learn Linux: Good Idea Or Not? (2018 & Beyond)


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double the normal sign-on bonus for using that link. I got a question about learning Linux. Should I learn Linux? If my phone will unlock. Here we go. This question is from Per and Per says, “I’m
a student enrolled in a minor university in Europe and it’s heavily invested in Windows. My program is heavily focused on embedded
systems and while I think it teaches very valuable skills, I keep hearing about Linux
from everywhere.” I’m just imagining people like, “Hey Per,
come here. Linux.” “Hey dude, Linux.” I don’t know why I’m thinking that. I don’t know. Anyway, he says, “My university does not teach
much of it so I have to teach it on my own. I’ve tried a little but the command line is
hard to get into. Is it worth my time for embedded development?” He says, “many of the smaller companies I’ve
talked to seem to favor Linux knowledge, while the bigger companies stick with well-known
brands such as Windows and MATLAB, which is also the official school policy. I aim to work in industrial manufacturing
or automation when I have finished my master’s degree programming their big machines.” So, here’s what I would say. I’m just going to have to—a lot of you are
going to disagree with me and you’re going to say, “Oh yeah, he needs to learn Linux
and Windows.” I get it. Yeah, go ahead, just leave your comments now
before you even watch the video and say, “Windows sucks. Everyone should use Linux.” I get it. I get it, okay? Linux is great. It’s awesome. I love Linux. I use Linux a lot. My current desktop is going to be Windows
though, I’ll tell you that because the File Manager is the best in Windows and I like
that. Regardless, let’s not get into a debate of
Linux versus Windows. Let’s get into the debate of do you really
need to learn shit that you don’t—that you’re not using. This is something I harp on all the time because
technology changes rapidly, because you don’t know what the future holds and because anything
that you learn that you don’t actually use, think about this, is a waste. Now you may use it someday, some of this knowledge
that you have, when you go on Jeopardy or you play Trivial Pursuit or you have a drunken
conversation at a hookah lounge. I don’t think you should drink in hookah lounges,
but if you do get in that situation then you might use that knowledge, but for the most
part there’s a lot of—any knowledge that you gain that you don’t actually apply and
lose is just a waste, a waste of time. I could say, “Yeah, it would be good to learn
Linux. You should learn Linux as a software developer. Yeah, as embedded system developer you should
learn Linux.” But I don’t know if that’s the right move
for you. I don’t know if that’s going to be good for
you. The critical skill that you’re trying to learn
is embedded system development and software development so that you can become a software
developer and get a job. If you invest a bunch of time learning Linux
and let’s say that you go work for one of these big companies that uses Windows and
you never end up having to use Linux in your life that’s—how much time did you waste
and spend, right? I mean, let’s say it takes you a year or time,
all this time that you could be spending learning something else or developing your skill some
other way or, I don’t know, going to the gym and lifting weights, whatever. That’s what I would be doing. Let’s say that you waste that time and you
end up working for this company, you’re working for this company for the next 15 years. Or it just sort of happens that every single
company you ever work for, you end up working on Windows. Then it’s a total waste. There’s no benefit for you. Again, this has nothing to do with Windows
versus Linux. This has everything to do with just a general
principle of don’t—do practice just in time learning. When I know I need to do something—I don’t
study for—you know what? “Someday, maybe, maybe I’ll become a lawyer
and I’ll take the bar exam. Someday, maybe, I’ll become an architect and
take the LEED exam. Someday, maybe, I’ll take my MCATS.” I don’t know. Probably not, right? But I’m not studying for that. I’m not studying for the bar right now. If I decide to become a lawyer, if I decide
that I’m going to pursue law school or whatever it is then I’ll start studying for the bar
exam, but I’m not going to be studying for an exam, for a test that I’m probably not
going to take. That’s the same thing here. There’s a higher probability that you’re going
to use Linux, but in general, the general principle is this, practice just in time learning. When you need to learn stuff and you know
that it’s on the horizon for sure, then commit to learning the thing and learn it by doing
and having an actual reason, an application for doing it. Don’t just learn for the sake of learning. Unless you’re just—I mean you’re interested
in history, fine, learn by history, but actually try to apply it in your life. Try to make a philosophy of life out of it
I would even say about that. There you have it. That’s my opinion on it. Feel free, like I said, to just ignore what
I’m saying and tell him that he needs to learn some Linux. That’s cool. It’s all right. All right, if you like this video make sure
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100 thoughts on “Learn Linux: Good Idea Or Not? (2018 & Beyond)

  • Linux vs windows or tabs vs spaces. I'll tell you to eaches own. " Just in time learning" is how I'm I'm teaching myself to code this is the first time I heard someone speak of it as a thing thanks John

  • The big brands don't mostly use Windows. The big fish companies use Linux and maybe *BSD.

    Your toaster, your Internet router and most embedded systems utilize Linux and there's a reason for this.

  • I love linux, my PC fucked up with mysql workbench so I install Linux Mint and I've been using for about 3 months in my coding bootcamp. I fell in love with the OS.

  • 90% of the internet backbone is Linux/UNIX based (hell, even Microsoft uses Linux/UNIX). You might be able to skate by in the IT world without learning it but, sooner or later, you're going to hit the proverbial "brick wall." At least grasp the fundamentals of them. Sooner or later, you'll be glad you did.

  • Unix systems (and GNU/Linux) knowledge is a must, if you wanna be a software developer, otherwise stick with windows and start bullshitting people on the internet….

  • Learning linux is wasted time unless your job requires it? With linux you get things done much faster than with windows. I don't mean that because the file-system is faster (although it is), but because it's much easier to tell it what you want to do. For example you can clone a hard-drive with 1 line of BASH. No need to find, download, purchase, install and click through a 40$ GUI program for 20 minutes. IMO, using windows is wasted time (and money).

  • "The file manager is better in Windows". Wat. It doesn't even have tab support, let alone thousands of other things that other file managers do!

  • The answer is a definite YES and here's why. There are companies that use Linux but the market is very short on people who have a good grounding writing software. In fact many companies are paying big money just to get someone with experience with Linux. Secondly the presenter is very wrong the best file manager is Dolphin which makes the file manager in Windows look archaic. Dolphin is probably the best and most advanced file manager in the world and can be used in most DE's without any problems. So learn Linux and even if you decide not to use it what's so bad you've learnt something new is that such a bad thing. This guy is saying "Don't learn" that is bad advice

  • I build computers for people if there basic users I put Linux on it tired of windows and there money grabbing problems. I also use it to recover data. By the time I get a machine it’s the blue screen of death.

  • looking around at the electronics in this room I can think of as embedded systems most of them run Linux. The TV, the WiFi router, laser printer, cell phone, etc. Some of them don't, but I can safely assume they don't run windows embedded either. There is a good chance that you will need to use windows for some development tools, but embedded systems tend to either be something minimal that won't need a sophisticated OS, or something complicated in which case the default choice is becoming Linux.

  • Sigh.. Linux is NOT a programming language.
    And yes, you will know things about operating systems and how they work that will be valuable for you as an embedded system programmer or a programmer against lower level hardware. Even if you never going to touch Linux. It is now, when you are spending time learning stuff when you can do that. You will not have time to pick up Linux later.
    So if you are interested, take the time to learn about that in distance courses. Make some small project which combine Linux with the subjects you are studding for your examination.
    Because, now is the time to learn. Later is the time to reap what you have learned and optimize your career.

    So yes, as said in the video. I do really think that it was a crap suggestion. Sorry.

  • "Any knowledge that you gain, and don't use is a waste of time". I understand what you're trying to say in this video, but when applied to software development and IT in general; I have found that many systems do carry similarities . Learning a flavor of Linux and then switching to MacOS or Windows won't necessarily mean that you've wasted time learning Linux. Just like learning Java didn't feel like a waste of time even though I code in PHP and C# now. The fundamentals are all there. Operating systems, languages, etc. have similarities across the board. You have vast more experience than me, so I greatly appreciate your knowledge and certainly am not trying to undermine your thought process here. This is just what I took away from the video.

  • As another commenter said, what is meant by "learning Linux?" I don't suggest that the questioner get a Ph.D. in Linux or anything like that if he plans to spend his career in the Windows world. But a foundation in Linux is helpful, even if only to expand one's horizons. If you only learn what you need for your job, then…words fail me. A well-rounded individual, with knowledge beyond just what they need for the job at hand this second, is a much more worthwhile human being than one who only knows one way of doing things because that's the only way they needed to so far. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

    I'm reminded of Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes book. Holmes had decided that any knowledge not directly related to his chosen field of "consulting detective" was superfluous. For example, cited in the book , he neither knows nor cares that the earth revolves around the sun rather than the other way around.

  • Actually they should definitely learn Linux for embedded purposes. Get a raspberry pi, start working on packaging, like Yocto, and learn how HALs work, and how to write kernel drivers. Not a waste of time and it will make you way more hirable and you'll be able to migrate your crappy company's Windows embedded products to something that won't waste money in the short term AND the long run.

  • 60 angry people shitting on the video and yet they are not the successful ones. Hey guys, maybe just think that what he's saying in the video comes from experience as a successful programmer. When you make a better business and live your life better, then come back and criticize this video. Apparently some of you don't understand the concept of free as in free time.

  • Do you think kotlin is taking over android? I'm wondering if java android is even worth the bother, will it be around for another 6+ years?

  • what you saying makes sense, while I was watching this video I was trying to figure it out how to install VirtualBox extension pack,
    its true what mostly we learn skills before asking ourselves how this skill could help us, or why we should learn it, fucking hell thats me,

  • Parallel learning is usually not wasteful, provided it's not done to extremes. I would more likely hire the programmer who can work in several environments, because it shows he's a better problem-solver.

  • It takes hardly any time to learn the basics of Linux commands such as pwd, ls, mkdir, cd, rm, chmod, chown, sudo, apt-get install etc. May as well get a quick overview of it so that you don't look like an idiot the first time you need to use a linux box such as a server and don't even know how to list files. Using say Ubuntu is easy and setting up a web server with NGINX, PHP, SSH, and Firewall is kind of fun and can save you on monthly hosting fees. A Raspberry Pi 3 is a good, cheap way to play around with Linux and embedded systems.

  • As an IT professional for a major aerospace manufacture – my day-to-day interacrion is with Windows. However, the R&D labs are on their own vlan running various distros of Linux.

    My advise to this guy would be concentrate on Windows, but have a passinf familarty with Linux. Things like how list a directory, how to navigate the file systwms, how to create, edit, and delete files, and process management (to be able to tell is your process is running away, and what to do about it).

    BTW, most distros have a GUI which can make things a bit more familuar to a person coming from a Windows or Mac environment.

  • I was listening with interest to what you had to say, until you said that anything you don't use is a "waste of time." That bullshit, pragmatist approach to learning is childish and stupid, JD it will never lead to people who subscribe to that theory to be leaders in their fields, but rather cogs in a machine. Well-rounded, liberal arts, Renaissance education broadens one's horizons in ways that may not be apparent, at once, but it will allow folks to see things from a "forest for the trees" manner, taking structural, understandings of others areas and applying them in completely different areas that we may not be able to see, until the opportunity is in front of opus, but without that critical knowledge, we wouldn't see them, at all. That's how advances in ALL areas of creation (even creating knowledge, itself, because it's not as though knowledge about the ways the world works is just handed down from the heavens).

    So, if you're encouraging people to go to DeVry, the University of Phoenix, or some other vocational institution wherein they will be "trained" to do a particular job, to learn a specific craft, the way it's currently practiced, and have all the insight of a gnat, to be stuck in roles not of leadership but of "running programs" in their heads, day after day, so to speak, then I suppose your dumbass philosophy is worthwhile.

    That's completely antithetical to the idea of Linux, itself, which draws from many areas of understanding, across the Linux community, and it's the most simplistic, worthless way of learning to pursue or promote. Any idiot can be a pragmatist — and, in fact, many if not most are.

    I just wouldn't take advice from a moron who would rather go to the fucking gym, again, than to learn for the sake of learning, nod my bet is that the European who asked the question simply rolled on the floor, laughing, at your worthless, dumbass advice, because European schooling is much different from primary and secondary education, in this country, and so you didn't even answer the more philosophical question being asked. I suppose that would be beyond your reach, though, only having knowledge of things that you imagine will be useful, for practice. If you think that Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, or any other leader in computing — such as Phil Specter — doesn't have a much broader education than just of that which they see as directly applicable to their work, you couldn't be more wrong, and without such visionaries as those, the state of computing wouldn't be near what it is, today. We'd still be where we were, around the mid-nineties, and Linux likely wouldn't exist, nor would smartphones.

    To imagine that learning for its own sake is only "useful" for being on Jeopardy is to have the attitude of a fourth-grader learning math. We use math and it's properties, as a form of language to better our articulation of logical argumentation and innovation, whether or not we can see that that's the case. Such anti-intellectualism, of a sort, is why the US is getting its ass kicked, in so many fields, today — perhaps most importantly including medicine, in which this country — the most powerful on the planet — is in the mid-thirties, among countries around the world. That's as laughable and pathetic as your ignorant, cookie-cutter, thoughtless response.

  • I use Windows because … the file manager is best on Windows.
    Compare to which file manager?????
    Working on Linux (99%) for embedded development btw.
    Also learning something that you are not going to use is a waste of time?
    Broader knowledge is always valuable and nobody knows what the future holds. If someone told me I will nearly only use Linux for my job, I would not have believed it ot

  • I am viewing your video via Linux MX-17 which operates very well on most computers. I use several different Linux operating systems. What works nicely on one computer may not work as well on another and that is why I experiment and observe performance levels and then make my Linux operating system choice for whatever computer. It pays to know your Linux. {^_^}

  • I get the just in time learning. I agree with that way of thinking. If were talking about the same thing here, the student in question is embarking on a career that is heavily tied to linux. I know that windows exist in this space and relatively recently have been pushing harder. From my experience and Imo, linux owns that space and isn't likely to give it up anytime soon. At the very least, learning linux would develop some command line skills. Honestly, I'm not a developer but I heavily relied on my command line skill when I started writing code.

    It blows my mind that the school would be so married to windows for a program like this. I would have expected macs over windows and linux over mac. I'm not even a diehard linux guy!

  • I do not agree with you. You can learn to archive a shitload of productivity and time saving practices you can apply on using windows linux subsystem or a VM with shared file access. The Powershell, unfortunately, does not offer the same kind of functionality and features as this does. Even Microsoft does realise this by developing this subsystem in the first place…

  • I think this is bad advice. Learning how to use computers is not "just in time" learning. It comes from free exploration, which is much easier on Linux than windows.

  • He said he was getting into embedded systems. I would think it would be a good idea to learn how to use and deal with Linux as a programmer since I think it is fairly common within that field.

  • Learning Linux is never a waste of time. Imagine if Microsoft ever goes flatline (unlikely as it may sound), Windows will go with it cuz its closed source, unlike Linux. Also Windows 10 is not good for end users anyway due to all the spyware, keylogger, telemetry, data mining, etc. bad stuff built into it, not to mention serious privacy issues and forced updates/upgrades.

  • Most people using Windows don't use the command line, they use the GUI.
    If you can use Windows you can use Linux.
    Right now I'm trying to fix a windows 10 laptop. I used to use Windows since 3.11. Windows 10 sucks as did the two version of 8. I now will charge a minimum of $120 to look at a windows machine after this because I don't want the headache of an inferior piece of shit OS
    People keep saying "Oh I don't have time to learn a new OS."
    What's to learn? If all you ever used was a GUI then Linux offers quite a few desktops and some even look like windows.
    Do people have the same problem when the buy a car?
    No they just get it and drive it. Do they take the time to "Learn their new car?",. Probably not.
    I had a 72 year old guy who wanted his laptop OS upgraded. Once I told him windows would cost a minimum of $120 but there is an OS called Linux and it costs $0 he had me put it on.
    H loved how fast it was. Since I put it on 2 or 3 years ago I've heard from him twice. Once for updating the OS and once I showed him how to do it I've never heard from him since.
    If he can do it anyone can.

    Should you learn Linux? By all means yes. Windows need to be removed from the face of the planet.
    With Microsoft doing more open source these days I son't be surprised to see their next OS as Linux based.
    Hopefully by the end of windows 7 lifetime (2020) ReactOS will be in full release for those who want to leave windows but are to chicken to. It looks a lot like windows XP and I've seen it install and run photoshop. Microsoft now will have a competitor to software that only windows could run.

  • I'm an automation engineer in industrial machinery. We don't use much of either one of the two. Industrial machinery is still completely dominated by PLCs. You won't find much work in embedded firmware programming industrial machinery. You could find some programming Servos, Drives etc. at Rexroth or Yaskawa or something like that but sitting at BMW programming their machines with embedded software? Nope. It's all PLC.

  • When all is said and done what matters is what the industry is using and in most cases, companies are using windows for better or for worse. It is not about what you think the best is and it is not about what the best is or People would be using OpenVMS and TRU64. It is about what the industry is using for better or for worse and in this case most places are using windows. And yes I have used AIX, Sun Solaris, TRU64, HP-UX, Linux, and The Mac OS, which is a GUI on top of a modified FreeBSD kernel.

  • Linux, it gives me piece of mind. Just knowing that the change of getting hacked or spied on or data being recorded is significantly less just puts my mind at ease. for that sake i like linux.

  • I can't believe you gave such advice. This is like saying that you should not learn Cisco either. Considering Cisco runs off of Linux. VMWare runs off of linux. 90% of the world wide web uses Linux. The cloud is mostly powered by linux! As far as a programmer. I love Linux because most of the programming tools I use are already on Linux! Need to displaying costume SQL reports from your ERP system on TV? Centos/ Apache with PythonSQL plugins with some HTML and you are well on your way!…

  • One great thing about linux is that you can take an older piece of hardware that is unsupported by it's manufacturer (say old mac or XP machine) and you can put Linux on it and within an hour have a full-fledged server running extremely powerful software for absolutely zero cost. This is something that is just impossible with windows. If you are a tinkerer, and into computers there is nothing better than Linux. I would question any computer geeks cred that has no appreciation for it.

  • Lol, waste of time?! Work in terminal is so simple to learn! Thay learn it in 1-3 days. This quastion shoud ask when means to spend 6 or more months.

  • I agree! I am always for learning and expanding knowledge. However, the knowledge we seek must be retained and the only way we can retain the knowledge is by doing. Linux is one example. If you don't use it, you will lose it. PER, If you are in Windows environment, learn PowerShell and it will serve you well when you switch to Linux.

  • Since principle of "learning something" is not a waste of time then how is learning Windows a waste and not Linux?
    Microsoft Windows it is still the dominant OS out there and learning it has created great careers for many.
    I do not see a world with either Windows OR Linux. BOTH have their place and would highly recommend learning both.
    Never learn something that just fits your current job. Your learning road-map must fit your career path which helps you shape where you want to work next or the company you want to run.

  • I completely agree with him that you should only learn what you need and that learning should be in line with personal goals. That being said, if you're going to do any kind of embedded software or firmware you really need to learn Linux.

  • Who telled you, that big companies use windows? Big companies may use windows for development desktops, but look at embedded devices of big companies like VW, Porsche, Sony, Bosch or Netgear. Open up your DVD player, router, amazon alexa, check the OS of your TV, your network connected camera or even your smartphone. All these devices are in most cases powered by Linux or Android. And Android uses a customized linux kernel. So in my opinion, there is no way of working within the field of embedded devices, without having a good understanding of the linux kernel and the gnu/linux environment. However, as always there are some exceptions, but working with these exceptions like windows iot restricts you to a very very small market.

  • I would have to disagree the file manager in Windows sucks you can't have multiple tabs and when you search for file it doesn't always show up it gets quite frustrating especially in Windows 10

  • Woh.. bro you really look like you can throw the hands hey. If u got spare time could u do a video on how to teach us boxing? U look lethal hey.

  • I am not going to become a doctor, thus i will not learn how to brush teeth. (Just kidding)
    I get that this ^ is different, but even if you're not using information doesn't mean it's necessarily a waste of time. Some information is useful to you in the sense that it makes you understand other things more easily, since there is overlap in many areas:
    I am going to become a youtuber, thus i will not learn how TV recordings are made.
    🙂
    I am not trying to be mean, it's just my opinion and i hope it didn't come out the wrong way :).

  • Bro you look like you can throw the hands hey. Bet Ur fucking lethal.could you give us a hand over at the backyard tech channel here on YouTube? The guys constantly getting people giving him shit over using Windows and i really job he could use some muscle to help… There's some cash in it if Ur keen bro.

  • Bash is such a garbage… Forget a space and everything fails… WTF!? I love Linux, but some things are just funny.

  • I hate Windows file manager. Use Dolphin file manager in Linux. I just can't knowingly use a system with NSA backdoors.

  • You cannot win a Linux user back to windows or Mac, but you have created a platform where you can show your body, congrats with that, lol 🙂

  • For me, Windows for Business, Linux for "Feeling Apart of the "Hip" Crowd" and Cracking my Grandparents WiFi Password while living in their Guest House…. I set up the Router… OSX mainly just to look cool and Hip while running Kali on my Macbook…. I say learn whatever that it is that you want to learn however… My main Attraction to Linux currently is that Windows seems too come with "Bloatware"…

  • Learning things you don't use (yet) is a waste of time? Wow. And saying this about an ubiquitous, fundamental OS such as Linux? Wow. Way to glorify apathy and not realizing that in the 21st century you should never stop learning new things.

  • Yes Linux is worth learning, but typically you need priori experience. The reason is Linux jobs are higher level in general usually 2+ years.

  • Working in the IT industry, it is imperative to learn the skills which that will solve present and future problems. Focus on creating the right mindset, and establishing a proper team so you can sell yourself, get high-end projects.

    If you are trying to hyper specialized in one skill set and that is it, that is not very effective. You need to be well-rounded, and adaptive to all the major issues that are available. You also need to make sure that you have a basic understanding to research troubleshooting methods, and to apply them.

    Information technology is not about hyper specialization if you wish to be successful on a big scale. Is about those who have a vision and it means to make it a reality. From that, you achieve your goals.

    This means you focus on the necessary skills required to do the task what you need to do, so you can stand out above the competition. That is what matters the most in regards to success.

  • Well I'm going to be biased here because I use Ubuntu. 😛 But I love Linux! Very useful to learn more than one OS anyway and it's free and open-source and you can also use it alongside Windows on a dual-boot. Linux is additionally better for developing web applications and also Android applications. But it is as well very good for programming languages in general. Installing interpreters for languages like Python or compilers for languages like C++ are easier on Linux I think than on Windows. You do not have to deal with the unnecessary clutter with Linux, unlike Windows.

  • Learning Linux is not very time taking, even if you have to be working on a job where windows is ubiquitous. The knowledge of linux command line will help you even there, since it can be run on all platforms now especially now that Microsoft has finally decided that they won't sue people any more for using open source. Shell scripting can save you a ton of time in almost every kind of embedded file system in servers and even mainframes.
    Just get gitbash and practice it on your PC.

  • File manager is the best in windows?????
    Enlighten me shit for brains.. I wanna copy all html files on a server from one directory to another and they should not be common to both the directories or should be newer than the html files in the destination directory.. How will, your excellent file manager in windows do the job, pray tell me genius..
    In linux you can do it with just one line in the shell..
    I can do it in windows too but at considerable expense in terms of investment of precious time. Maybe your genius brain has some great work around.. I'd certainly be interested..

  • Could have used the six minutes it takes to watch this video to learn something besides education philosophy, which is what the title of this video really should be.

  • @2:32 What do you mean by better and compared to what kind of filemanager? Dolphin? Konqueror? Nautilus? GNU Midnight Commander? Krusader? PCManFM filemanager? XFE Filemanager? Nemo Filemanager? Thunar File Manager? SpaceFM Filemanager? Caja Filemanager? Ranger Console Filemanager? Command Line Filemanager?

    You must be an expert in file managers, buddy. 😀

  • @4:30 It is not a waste if you learn it and apply it at home. Apart from that, there is not much to learn about Android and Android is Linux.

  • He should start with Linux Bible 9th ed. And continue with Unix and Linux system administration handbook 5th Ed. And use it at home every fu**ing day. There is never such a thing as useless knowledge or waste of time learning 😉Ever heard how brain plasticity is maintained?

  • WHEN will finally come the realization that you are lucky IF your university teaches you anything. If you want to learn stuff, learn it. University gives you a piece of paper in 90% of the cases. Thats. it. If you wanna learn linux dude, learn it…
    I'm a programmer, I studied media, yet I know more than most guys I know graduated in CS. Why? Because I just go and learn the stuff I need/ want!!!!!

  • To be clear, the unix command line can be learnt to a usable level in a single weekend. He's embedded systems not a sysadmin, this is barely a much time at all. Sure, don't take a year out and spend a couple of grand getting your RHCE to become an embedded systems engineer, but a weekend of your time to run through a guide on linux scriptng? That's just going to help form a foundation you're very likely to build on in the future.

  • Hi I am jana from India currently I am working as a change manager using . I don't have any Programming skills I want to change my career from the service based to technical. Could you please suggest any course

  • I am getting the gist of Linux and so far its easy to install and its free from getting viruses. When i am not a fan of it I see why a lot of people would prefer it. I think most are intimidated by the command lines.

  • In my opinion if you going learn linux,
    You are going to learn a lot on operating systems in general and that is a good knowledge.
    And its going to be a lot easier to learn operating systems with linux rather than windows.
    I'm only beginner with linux,
    But in every book and every tutorial(almost) the kernel has been mentioned and syscalls
    That is valuable stuff.
    So No Linux Is Not A Waste Of Time

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