[News] Inability to Learn as a Windows Trap and Perceived 'Problem' in GNU/Linux

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Forget Linux, We Need Fisher-Price Computers

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| I don't know if Mr. O'Connor is serious or just having some fun. He does have 
| some weird ideas about the purpose of the command line and computers in 
| general. A lot of people make the exact same sweeping claims in all 
| seriousness, as though they were spokespeople for a Silent and Dimwitted 
| Computing Majority, and insist that until Linux is so easy that an 
| unconscious person can use it it will never succeed. In my opinion it's a 
| matter of how willing a particular individual is to learn; some folks just 
| plain don't want to try. Which is their privilege, but as long as they're 
| using a computer for any reason it makes no sense to resist learning how to 
| use it efficiently. But then, trying to make sense of human behavior is a 
| futile task, so I'm not going to think about it too much.          



Linux Foundation Takes Training Online

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| In March, the ever-innovating Linux Foundation announced a new program aimed
| at bringing the brains behind Linux together with developers-to-be in order
| to supply the increasing need for Linux talent. Now the program is going
| online, with the first two courses set to call roll by mid-month.



Linux certification comes to Italy

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| A non-profit organization devoted to Linux training and certification has
| established an affiliate organization in Italy.  

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