This is one potential user of Fedora: Judy, from Arizona. She sent in a
letter to the editor of Red Hat Magazine that makes me weep inside.
What do we have to say to her?
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Subject: [CM] RE: Red Hat | Training News | Americas | August 2005
Date: 24 Aug 2005 14:58:40 -0000
CC: Support <support-byzukdeavsdrjebc9mkazb7v1zzhgs-r(a)redhat.com>
Dear Red Hat, I hope you will get this e-mail. I am a single user
computer person. I put yes down - so I could receive your e-mails.
To tell you the truth I do not know why. Your main emphasis seems to
be on business. I switched from Windows because I thought it would
be safer and healthier all the way round. To tell you the truth I
feel totally lost in your system. I cannot use my CDs that have
games. I downloaded a game I had paid for. No way could I get it to
work. I wrote to Linux Game. Their directions were like Greek, and
I only speak English. I tried to download the anti-virus I use.
They have a version for Linux. No way did I get that. I looked
into your training, but that is extremely costly. I have bought
books. It all come s down to the fact There is little I am able to
do with Linux. Mostly I would like to have a plug-in that works, as
to the fact there are many things I am unable to open, including some
mail, because I can find no way to do it. Dear Red Hat - what are
you doing for us little people out here? I am no further today than
I was the day this was installed. Thank you, Judy D.
---- Original Message ----
Subject: RE: Red Hat | Training News | Americas | August 2005
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 14:36:21 -0000
Red Hat | Training News | August 2005
* August trivia question
* Summer gear promotion almost over
* Training press: What certification means to you (Certification
* Red Hat news: Red Hat Network adds monitoring tool, Solaris support
* South American training news: "Capacitar para progresar" (Latin
* Ask the expert: Red Hat Training Q & A
* Tips from RHCEs: Remote controlled desktops without VNC
AUGUST TRIVIA QUESTION:
Late last year CertCities.com
picked Red Hat Certified Engineer
as the _____ hottest IT certification for 2005.
E) None of the above
[Stumped? Answer appears at the bottom of this newsletter.]
SUMMER GEAR PROMOTION ALMOST OVER: SURF'S UP WITH RED HAT TRAINING
Improve your skills, increase your career performance, and get Red
summer gear. Sign up for select summer North American training
* Shadowman boogie board
* Oversize beach towel
--> View the gear and learn more about this limited time offer.
TRAINING PRESS: WHAT CERTIFICATION MEANS TO YOU (CERTIFICATION
"[M]ost qualified candidates feel that their experience speaks for
itself, but as Linux becomes more prevalent in the corporate
environment, more potential employers are looking for certifications
a benchmark of the candidate's knowledge and experience in skill sets
relevant to the job at hand. This month, I'll help you to understand
which certifications corporations are looking for - and why."
--> Read the full article.
RED HAT NEWS: RED HAT NETWORK ADDS MONITORING TOOL, SOLARIS SUPPORT
(ENTERPRISE NETWORKING PLANET)
"Red Hat has announced a new monitoring tool it says will support
Solaris as well as its own Linux offerings. The Red Hat Network
Monitoring Module is built on the company's Red Hat Network (RHN), a
web-based systems management tool used to monitor and schedule
for subscribed Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. RHN allows
administrators to track errata for their systems, create common
profiles for groups of systems, and allow for rollback of problematic
updates. The RHN Monitoring Module adds four key pieces of
--> Read the full article.
SOUTH AMERICA TRAINING NEWS
--> Article: "Capacitar para progresar":
--> South American course schedule and special offers.
Email capacitacion(a)latinsourcetech.com for further information.
ASK THE EXPERT: Red Hat Training Q & A
Q: I am a computer software engineer and I have Linux+, OCA (Oracle
Certified Association), and OCP (Oracle Certified Professional)
certifications. I am familiar with Red Hat and I want to improve my
position. Can a Red Hat certification help enhance my career and get
a job with a large international company?
A: Thanks for your question Alireza. While it's impossible to ensure
that any professional certification will universally lead to
increased responsibility, or high-paying positions with large
industry analysts agree that RHCT and RHCE are both likely to boost
employment options and overall career standing. Recently,
Magazine and Fairfield Research ranked the RHCE the most valuable
certificaiton in all of IT. In addition, according to numerous
surveys, Red Hat certifications are one of a handful of IT
that command double digit annual salary increases.
So while nobody can guarantee that a certification will lead to
automatic career success, most would agree that RHCT and RHCE are
guarantees of competency that resonate with colleagues and employers
-->Submit a question.
TIPS FROM RHCEs: REMOTE CONTROLLED DESKTOPS WITHOUT VNC
In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 the GNOME desktop is provided with a
like service called vino. It will allow a vnc client to remotely
control the logged in users native GNOME desktop and enable desktop
--> Read more.
TRIVIA QUESTION ANSWER:
In December, CertCities.com
ranked Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
the third hottest IT certification for 2005.
-> Read the full article here.