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  • LPI Exam Lab: Canakkale University, Turkey

    By slamberton on April 19, 2013

    During the fall academic term (October 2012-February 2013), computer engineering students of Canakkale University, Turkey were invited to participate in a training program on LPI-101 (one of two exams necessary for LPIC-1 certification).  Forty students participated in this training program...

  • Shell: A powerful first computer language

    By maddog on April 13, 2013

    */ On a recent phone call I was asked what I would recommend for a first computer language and I quickly responded: “Python”. While I believe many computer languages have places in modern day computing, “Python” is a good beginner language.   However, after a few seconds, I added: “But for Unix...

  • maddogs, Englishmen and Germans: CeBIT and a trip to the UK

    By maddog on March 20, 2013

    Author's Note: For those of you who are impatient, or short of time, and are only looking for “meat” in a blog entry, I have made those “meaty phrases” bold. Some phrases are in italics and you may want to read those too. You should definitely read the text that is both italicized and in bold. For...

  • Report on FOSSC-Oman' 2013

    By slamberton on March 1, 2013

    Last week, February 18-19, LPI representatives attended the Free & Open Source Software Conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (FOSSC-Oman’ 2013).  The conference was jointly organized by the Communication and Information Research Center (CIRC) at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the...

  • Linux Essentials Update: SCALE11x, Birmingham City University-UK and Cebit 2013

    By slamberton on February 12, 2013

    Less than a year ago, LPI announced the launch of the Linux Essentials program at Cebit 2012 in Hannover, Germany.  The program has rapidly developed since that time and in anticipation of the one year anniversary of that announcement we are providing an update on some Linux Essentials' events...

  • Ten Reasons Why You Can't Use GNU/Linux

    By maddog on December 5, 2012

    Many years ago I was still working for Digital Equipment Corporation, but I was also going around the world talking about Free Software and GNU/Linux.   As I talked with people, they would come up to me and say “I would use Linux except it....” and they would go on and give their reason why they...

  • Vendor Neutrality and Sole Suppliers

    By maddog on November 19, 2012

    I had some business courses when I was an undergraduate at Drexel University. One of those courses talked about business management, and one of the main tenants of that course was that companies should, whenever possible, be “vendor neutral” and have a second source of the products and services...

  • LPI Affiliate Conference 2012 (Dubai, UAE)

    By slamberton on November 1, 2012

      Commencing November 2nd, LPI Master Affiliates from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will meet in Dubai, UAE to share best practices, discuss trends in Linux certification and training, and propose new programs and initiatives for LPI (*See "Editor's Note" at the bottom of this page)....

  • LPI Forum in Poland

    By slamberton on October 29, 2012

    More than 50 IT professionals, entrepreneurs, training providers, academic organizations and government representatives participated in a special forum hosted by LPI-Central Europe in Warsaw, Poland on September 28, 2012.  Forum participants discussed a number of technology issues pertaining to...

  • Your IT Career in Open Source

    By slamberton on September 18, 2012

    "Open source is where it’s at"  Scott Merrill, Techcrunch "Big business is calling – and they want to talk about Linux....Linux is evolving now that the cloud is here and much of it is built on open source. Big business gets that and they want to get on the train."   Alex Williams, Tech Crunch...

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