LPI Community Corner

  • Tunisia: a small country but a big nation

    By maddog on February 23, 2011

    “Imagine your commitment to Linux professionalism was so great that you sat for your LPI exam with demonstrations and army in the street outside and snipers on the roof of the building!” - Scott Lamberton, LPI Tunisia: a country of slightly over 10 million people, which a few weeks ago may have...

  • LPI@FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium

    By maddog on February 23, 2011

    (Editor's Note: this blog post is provided by Fabrice Mous of LPI-Netherlands. Fabrice regularly blogs on LPI and other issues pertaining to Free and Open Source Software in the Netherlands). It often happens that one becomes inspired and energized by people that you meet with and the activities...

  • Do not be a Nerd!

    By maddog on February 7, 2011

    Recently I was talking to some investors about a new project where systems administrators would be their own sales force for IT services. The investors told me that it would never work, because “computer people are nerds” and do not have the social skills to be salespeople. I was a little shocked...

  • Another LPI-101 screencast PaulPaulito.com

    By maddog on February 7, 2011

    In January, we shared a screencast from PaulPaulito.com. PaulPaulito.com has fully-updated courseware for LPI-101 which will soon be available to subscribers at www.paulpaulito.com Screencasts will be offered in English, German and Spanish. Additional support materials will also be available such...


    By maddog on January 24, 2011

    I have a friend who I love as a brother. The other day they wrote me in email telling me that he was starting to do home brew beer, and he and his brother were going to invest in this “as a business”. While I too love home brewing, I recognized his syndrome, and gave him the best advice I could...

  • Certifiable: Why Get a Vendor/Distribution Neutral Linux Certification?

    By maddog on January 24, 2011

    In this second in his series of online videos, Ross Brunson of LPICPrep describes the value of a vendor and distribution neutral Linux certification.

  • To Russia With Love

    By maddog on January 10, 2011

    Comrade! Let me tell you about Linux! A few days ago the Russian government announced that they were going to transition the government to using Free Software by 2015, starting as early as mid-2011. In reality, this transition started much earlier. It was in 1997 that I first went to Moscow and...

  • LPI 101 screencast from PaulPaulito.com

    By maddog on January 10, 2011

    LPI is pleased to introduce another great resource for LPI exam preparation, screencasts from PaulPaulito.com. Some examples are already available on YouTube. Included below is a sample of their online LPI exam preparation screencasts T.B.A. soon.  Over the coming weeks we will share samples of...

  • Top 10 in 2010: A Poll

    By maddog on January 10, 2011

    LPI had a number of  stories in 2010.  We invite you to help us in picking the “Top Story” of 2010. Included in a survey on the right column of this blog page is our “top ten” from the last year: those that attracted the most attention, were most frequently published, commented on, or generated...

  • There but for fortune go you or go I

    By maddog on December 16, 2010

    Earlier this month an old acquaintance of mine, Hal Miller, wrote an open letter to SAGE, an organization that is part of USENIX and which specializes in systems administration. You can read his letter here.  I can vouch for the fact that when Hal said he was “at the top of his field”, he was there...