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Notes from the Field: Linux class

  • It's a bad sign when the teacher doesn't know how to get back to his home directory.
  • Newbies should not be taught vi. The modes are too confusing.
  • Emacs is a tad iffy, too (but better). pico would probably be best.
  • A couple minutes with things like "Unix is case-sensitive" would be helpful.
  • As always, helping cutegirls is fun.

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countalpicola
Sep. 7th, 2004 09:46 pm (UTC)
- He sounds overqualified for his job already. >.>
- I cut my teeth on vi (ok, vim), and did ok. "When in doubt, hit Esc" is a good mantra that's not taught enough.
- This seems to be the standard editor to teach around here. Pico is definitley the most intuitive of them all, though.
- I think that threw me for all of a minute. It took me longer to learn the existence of ls.
- Isn't that the point of going to class?
elyscape
Sep. 7th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
As always, helping cutegirls is fun.
Isn't that the point of going to class?
Wait, if the two of you agree, then that means they aren't myths? *big eyes*
meagenimage
Sep. 8th, 2004 01:18 am (UTC)
Of course they're not. I've seen several.

Cutegirls that need help with Unix, I mean.
mordath
Sep. 8th, 2004 06:05 am (UTC)
I learned on vi as well. I think it's all a matter of how well you're taught - if something is taught in a confusing fashion, it's going to be confusing no matter how easy it really is.
chiave_trust
Sep. 8th, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)
I learned on emacs, but... *shrugs*

And yes, they *do* exist. ^^
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