Tech Republic Linux Software StinksLocked
I just purchased the Fast Track Linux Network and System Administration CD-ROM for $100. All I can say is it’s a rip-off. The program gives you commands and asks you to enter them in a simulator, but it doesn’t tell you what they do or why you do it.
For example, in part 2 Working with the Linux File System – Maintain the File System, there is a demo. The demo at one point prompts you to switch to root, but doesn’t say why. It asks you to run fsck on the local filesystem, but doesn’t tell you what fsck is or why you’re doing it. It asks you to switch to single user mode, but doesn’t explain why. It asks you to create file and directories and then says “Observe the directories”. For what? What am I supposed to observe?
I would not recommend this to anyone trying to learn Linux. It’s more frustrating than anything.