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From: John.Airey at (
Subject: Fw: Red Hat Linux end-of-life update and tr
	ansition planning

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron DuFresne []
> Sent: 04 November 2003 20:05
> To: Shawn McMahon
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Fw: Red Hat Linux end-of-life 
> update and
> transition planning
> > >
> > > But, the plain and simple is, many RH users founder at a 
> commandline.
> >
> > So do many Solaris users.
> >
> What's interesting is, I have seen many RH 'admins' that 
> can't drop to the
> text based commandlines and do anything, I've never worked 
> with an 'admin'
> on hp, aix, solaris, sgi, etc that was GUI dependant.  Now, 
> endusers and
> desktops are another matter entirely.

Does Red Hat come with a GUI then? ;-)

Without giving too much away (eg breaking the NDA I've signed), almost all
of the practical parts of the RHCE exam are command line based. 

If you can't touch type, don't take the RHCE exam...

John Airey, BSc (Jt Hons), CNA, RHCE
Internet systems support officer, ITCSD, Royal National Institute of the
Bakewell Road, Peterborough PE2 6XU,
Tel.: +44 (0) 1733 375299 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 370848 

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