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Fresser
28th July 2007, 06:44 PM
Greetings, all!

By day, I work in application support for an online futures trading firm. I've learned that some firms in the trading industry use Linux and Perl to write custom applications.

Since I'm completely new to Fedora (but am savvy in HTML and some networking principles), could the crew suggest some exercies I could do to start becoming proficient in Fedora? Thanks! :)

PatMcLJr
28th July 2007, 06:57 PM
I am no expert. But from what I have read,
MONEY – FEDORA – SOMEONE ELSE'S MONEY – NO WAY

go get yourself a copy of CENTOS

http://www.centos.org/

and buy a support package.

That's my 2 cent(o)s :)
Pat Jr

zackf
28th July 2007, 07:51 PM
PatMCLjr is right. Fedora is great to learn with and play with and even use at home, but it isn't appropriate for a production environment because each version is not supported for very long. That means you'll be installing a new OS every year or so. Even if you go CentOS and don't pay for support - updates and support for the OS will be around much longer.

CentOS is the free version of Redhat which is the reason for OS support (like updates and security fixes). If you're looking for technical support as well you will definately want to buy a support package.