Some Linux / Tech / Security 101 stuff

blogSo what’s the deal with this blog…

Documentation is essential in IT. I’m positive that I’m not arrogant when I’m saying that I’m better in documenting than the average IT-er. But, there are still a lot of things that are only in my head and not on a piece of paper or better yet: digitally, in my notepad, on my different devices.

That has to change and this will change. With this blog.

Until now

I almost died in 2016. Luckily I did not but due to several difficulties I can’t work and I’m having a lot of time on my hands. A piece of this time is being filled with different medical related appointments. And then I’m still having a lot of time to kill. Well, I’m killing this time with reading and studying. Mainly about Linux and my ultimate goal to get Linux certified and getting a fun job that has something to do with Linux. Secondly I’m reading a lot on all kinds of tech and security which always had my attention too.

The past 18 years I’ve been working with Apple and I’m a senior Apple certified administrator. Last year before it went bad I’d accepted a job with Apple and this is the only organization that can make me second guess my decision to head in the Linux direction that I’m going right now. Other than that, I’m not going to work professionally on Apple support and administration. I like it a lot, but it’s time for something new.

This blog

There are a couple of things that are a common thread throughout the blog:

  • My progress in my Linux study. Choices to make and such. Due to macOS being BSD based I know a few commands and am used working in a CLI environment
  • A bit like my previous point: Linux certification and which certification trying to get, with what material and at what time
  • I’m having a CentOS server and a ElemetaryOS client but have been working with a lot of different distros in the past
  • All sorts of bit and pieces what I find on the web, in books, in video training material, etc.

Yep. I think this pretty much covers it. As far as distros go, my starting points will be CentOS as a server (the community edition of Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and elementary OS as a client (a clean relatively new type of Linux with its roots in Ubuntu).

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