[Coco] [Color Computer] The evolution of the Coco..
dx375 at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 24 14:56:00 EDT 2005
Glen, the other option is to do the study work yourself with some
decent books....and build a small home lab...
My first CNE cert (3) was done through EDS and cost about $7000 back
in '97 and I did the CNE 4 & 5 cert's on my own....saving $$$$$
I did the same for my MCP certs's.....saved $$$$$ again....
Self study is not for everyone and puts a lot more pressure on one
esp. when trying to work and live....
What helped was writing the exams on vacation....much to my wife's
I did the retail repair thing for about a week recently and decided
it would make more sense (and money) to do this myself as a
Linux Servers have good foothold in this town and is on my list to
re-acquaint myself with.....h3ll Ottawa is 75% Java based with IBM
being the big player in town (not Microsoft)
I micro-unix for the CoCo would be cool in my books... :-)
(hope to be incorporated next month)
--- In ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com, "Glen VanDenBiggelaar"
<glenvdb at h...> wrote:
> I guess when you have been exposed to it the way I have, you just
> bitter. I use to work in a small computer store as service
> EVERYDAY (YES- 6 DAYS A WEEK!), I would have these guys come in
and try to
> "covert me", and the owner of the store and try to get us to sell
> Pre-intstalled, and suport Linux Boxes. The simple fact is
Microsoft, and my
> MSCE, feeds me, puts food on my table. It makes money for the
store, and it
> sells computers, for people with families, it feeds the childeren
> childeren through school. Dell has tried now twice to sell
> Linux "pre-instaled" and has failed miserbly both times. I had the
> become Redhat Certified for something like $5000. I would much
> that kind of money to further enhance my MCSE, because the job
> demands it. I have had demontrations on many different flavors of
> you go to Technet and all the banner ads are now for Linux books.
> everywherw in the tech world, but nowhere in the real consumer
> I look on linux like the movie "Titanic" by James Cameron. I have
> the movie because all the hype has turned me off so bad, I refuse
> it. When I die, I want that writen on my grave stone "Refused to
> When linux is mainstream, and customers like grandma's are useing
> if Redhat came to me and offerd certification for free, then I
> learning it, but for now, I see it like something that is dead,
> to be burried.
> -but thats way off the topics here,
> >Not sure what your talking about. Most of the Linux crackpots
> >the 'FREE ' bandwagon and has a stick up thier butt about Windows.
> > Linux is free and has a good foundation, Linux Trovalds had a
> >idea in Linux. Even Linus has a problem with these freaks. Linux
> >more a cult than Microsoft just more people who look at Linux in
> >same way people look at the Coco or even the Apple ][ we are
> >fans of the Coco I still use it but I use both Windows and Linux
> >boot and it a good mix.
> > Linux is just another operating system that is free to use, you
> >buy it with support or if you want creat your own Distro at this
> >believe there are over 100. Its sad that you look at Linux the
> >Linux gives you the freedom to choose and you don't get the BS
> >with Windows. Linux hardly crashes, Linux is not virus prone as
> >windows. I think you believe Microsoft's FUD's to much if you
> >talk about a cult there are a lot of Window freaks out there. I
> >look at both as a tool to do what I want. Nothing more and
> >Basil Fitze
> >basilf at t...
> >My website: http://bcomco.net
> >Earn a Laptop for just $5.00 click the link to findout how
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