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Linux.com: Linux, A Full-time Job

Jul 03, 2000, 14:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff White)

"Now that the 2.4 kernels are close to being distributed, I can't help but realize how demanding Linux can be when it comes to keeping relatively current with the news, applications, security and projects that seem to show face every day."

"I like to think that I keep as current as the next Linux user. Surfing and reading sites such as Freshmeat, Linux.com, and a few others, I know that I am nowhere close to being current. It doesn't matter how many books you have read, or how many times you have installed applications and Linux distributions. The fact is that you are becoming more and more outdated every second you do not spend immersed in Linux and the Linux-related fields."

"Hours upon hours build up over the days, weeks and even months as I have found myself becoming more and more susceptible to the electronic disease. After time, I had developed a better immune system and find myself once again enjoying the outdoors, finally being able to be unplugged for more than a few minutes. Still, the first thing I do when I wake up is check my e-mail (at least crond still emails me)."

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