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Linux Stories #1 – Interview with Daniel J. Barrett (author of Linux Pocket Guide)

In this podcast episode of Linux Stories, I interview Daniel J. Barrett, the author of Linux Pocket Guide book, which is among the 3 books I based my Linux tutorial series on.

Here is the video:

Here is the audio:

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Note: After the interview, Daniel sent me an email with a script showcasing some in-depth Linux command line features. See the script and the instructions on how to run it here.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00 – 00:55 – Introduction
  • 00:55 – 05:19 – Dan’s career path
  • 05:19 – 10:11 – Dan’s startup experience
  • 10:11 – 13:02 – Dan’s experience with music
  • 13:02 – 23:14 – How did Dan’s understanding of Linux evolved over the years
  • 23:14 – 25:08 – Does Dan prefer Linux over other operating systems?
  • 25:08 – 28:27 – Can people who use computers professionaly benefit from knowing Linux?
  • 28:27 – 31:34 – Can everyday people and people who want to become software engineers benefit from learning Linux?
  • 31:34 – 34:35 – Dan’s Google Education job
  • 34:35 – 35:44 – Parting thoughts
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