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RHCE2B.com: Interview with Kara Pritchard, author of the RHCE Linux Exam Cram book

May 18, 2000, 21:46 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Randy Flood)

"Kara Pritchard, author of the Linux Exam Cram book, is a project manager for Linux.com, developing the Linux User Group resource section. In an ongoing consulting endeavor, Kara has been promoting the use of Linux in both corporate and educational facilities since late 1995. She is also the Assistant Director for Program Development for the Linux Professional Institute (www.lpi.org). LPI is responsible for developing the standard for Linux certification, which is non-distribution specific...."

"Randy: You sound very busy. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. I'd like to start by asking where you first learned about Linux, and why you started using it."

"Kara: Heh, this is kind of a funny story. But a lot of people seem to like it. I was actually introduced to both my (now) husband and Linux at the same moment. I had just been shown IRC (Internet Relay Chat), and had found the 'Southern Illinois Linux Users Group' Channel, #SILUG. Being from Southern Illinois myself, I innocently joined. Shortly thereafter I was asked to leave, being told that #SILUG was dedicated to Linux and if I wanted to chat to go elsewhere. I made the mistake of asking what Linux was, and from then on was sucked in."

"At first I simply got involved in some of the organizational aspects of SILUG. I became more and more addicted to using Linux after I left college having already become accustomed to using Unix and Pine for internet and email activities. In addition, I began to handle a majority of business for my (now) husband. It was simply an uphill path from then on."

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