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    anotheroldguy wrote:
    > Thanks for the great list.


    -welcome-

    > Sorry to be so long getting back to this.


    old folks are like that...i know..

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    I can say that something like this would be of great interest to me. I like self-taught, self-paced things that I can do something with.

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    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:26:02 +0000, futureboy wrote:

    > I can say that something like this would be of great interest to me. I
    > like self-taught, self-paced things that I can do something with.


    What level of information would be most useful for you? There's a
    discussion going on about how best to meet the needs, and I know for my
    part I'd like to find some participants in the target audience to do an
    analysis of the needs.

    Jim



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    What I'm thinking is, to become an "expert" on very focused attributes to the SUSE (openSUSE, whatever) systems. Like a very intensive course on one or two components of YaST, at a time. For instance. A complete course on this is how the software management components work, down to the nuts and bolts of it. Explain how the medium repositories are configured, understand how the GPG keys work and if you get a GPG key error understand why so that users can better diagnose and help to improve systems or maybe even suggest better ways of doing it.

    I'd say, my thought is to break down systems in SUSE into small courses that we can take that I think would encourage more education of this distro. I think you could have for-fee tests as I agree with an earlier post, if you don't have a price, on it, how do you really determine if it has value.

    Learning should be for free but actual certification should cost some dollars.

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    Its actually fairly easy to capture the screen to a video, ... although it takes some time to piece it together to look smoother. Here is a demo I made recently for openSUSE-11.3 LXDE desktop: YouTube - LXDE demo on openSUSE-11.3

    I created this video by installing openSUSE-11.3 RC1 LXDE from DVD in a Virtual Box session on my Core i7. I gave LXDE 1 (of 8) cores and assigned it 1GB of RAM. I deliberately selected a low resolution of 800x600. I then on the host OS captured this video (of the client openSUSE LXDE on Virtual Box) with the program 'xvidcap'.


    I actually captured it into different pieces, so that I could fix certain pieces if I really messed them up, without having to redo the entire video.

    I then dragged the video clips into kdenlive, and positioned them the way I wanted them. I then rendered this to one temporary output video file. Then I played that temporary video, and created a new audio track (talking into the mic) while the video played. Again, I created short audio clips, so that I could replace one if I really messed up the audio (without having to do then entire audio by scratch). Once the many short audio clips were made, I again went into kdenlive, and replaced the original audio clip with the replacement 'dubbed' audio clips.

    I also added a conservative audio (music) track at low volume levels in the background. This audio (music) is non-copyright.

    I then rendered the file, and uploaded it to youtube. ... its not professional, but it does show what can be done without too much effort.
    Last edited by oldcpu; 10-Jul-2010 at 22:41.

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    So that's what you sound like

    The video looked pretty good.
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    On Tue, 06 Jul 2010 21:56:43 +0000, futureboy wrote:

    > What I'm thinking is, to become an "expert" on very focused attributes
    > to the SUSE (openSUSE, whatever) systems. Like a very intensive course
    > on one or two components of YaST, at a time. For instance. A complete
    > course on this is how the software management components work, down to
    > the nuts and bolts of it. Explain how the medium repositories are
    > configured, understand how the GPG keys work and if you get a GPG key
    > error understand why so that users can better diagnose and help to
    > improve systems or maybe even suggest better ways of doing it.


    Good suggestions - something I'll keep in mind.

    > I'd say, my thought is to break down systems in SUSE into small courses
    > that we can take that I think would encourage more education of this
    > distro. I think you could have for-fee tests as I agree with an earlier
    > post, if you don't have a price, on it, how do you really determine if
    > it has value.
    >
    > Learning should be for free but actual certification should cost some
    > dollars.


    The challenge with exams is that to publish an exam costs money - which
    means someone has to have a budget. I can find out the cost for
    publishing an exam through VUE (I used to know it but don't recall) - but
    it wasn't inexpensive. Certainly agree with the "cost = value" piece,
    though, although it could also be argued that the success of OSS flies in
    the face of that. :-)

    Jim

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