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Subject: Re: Suggestions: Next Meeting
From: "James G ." <jamesga@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 19:40:49 -0600

I am not saying we need to be kernel experts. I am not and never will be a 
kernel expert. In fact, I've only compiled the kernel twice and am not a 
programmer (but have taught myself Python last month and read a book on C 
last year).
We do need however to be "GNU/Linux" proficient. That does NOT imply 
"kernel expert".

The root user of a Linux PC needs to be part system administrator. A 
non-root user does not. I am drawing the line between these two types of 
users. "ROOT / NON-ROOT".
A non-root person does not install programs.  In fact, a non-root person 
does not have to know what "unix" is. ACLUG can choose to cater to one or 
both. I choose both. That is it.


On 2002.02.10 18:25 bbales wrote:
> James,
> Your arguments don't make a lot of sense to me.  When I go to Best Buy
> and
> buy a box labeled "Linux," I get the kernel and lots of applications.  If
> I
> buy a book on linux, I get information on what I call Linux - an
> operating
> system and applications.  There has to be 100 books on Linux. but I've
> never
> seen one on just the kernel.
> I think we (Aclug) want to concentrate on the topics we have been working
> on
> and those we listed on the board Wednesday.
> We need to keep our best linux gurus interested in the organization and
> attract new people - both newbies and experts.  Most of the Linux gurus I
> have met are more than happy to help the newbies and intermediates and
> many
> are almost desciples for linux - eager to spread the word to the
> Microsoft
> world.
> By the way, I don't like this off-line list.
> bruce

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