I just read a post on another site from someone who calls himself (herself?), linux guru, and it made me ponder the following question: What is a Linux Guru? I've known many knowledgeable people over the years but never have I met an actual guru. I wonder if people like linux guru think that he can call himself "linux guru" because he believes that everyone else is a Linux Newbie? Or, perhaps linux guru is the world's only true Linux Guru and he wants his due fame. To help answer the question, I've compiled a list of ten characteristics that I think define what a Linux Guru is.
I've worked with Linux since 1995 and still wouldn't call myself a guru. It seems that there's always someone out there who's found some obscure thingy to tell me about--making me feel as if I don't scour the Internet's neutral zone enough for these things.
What are the ten characteristics of a Linux Guru?
1. Knowledgeable in all major Linux distributions.
2. Configures Samba, DNS, Sendmail and Apache with no Googling.
3. Helps others solve their problems with Linux.
4. Blogs or writes about personal experiences with Linux.
5. Donates time and resources to at least one Linux project.
6. Uses Linux on a variety of computing hardware.
7. Hacks Linux-based devices for fun and/or profit.
8. Finds innovative ways to use Linux at work.
9. Is a Linux Evangelist.
10. Has a collection of very early (Kernel 1.x or older) Linux CDs.
I think you'd agree that very few people meet all 10 of these. Perhaps there are few more attributes that would help describe a Linux Guru.
Does a Linux Guru always compile her kernel after a fresh installation on a new piece of hardware? Does a Guru always choose the same distribution or have a favorite among the fray?
What attributes or characteristics does a Linux Guru possess?
Here is the unchanged post from linux guru on that other site. If you can make heads or tails of it, please post an answer here and I'll make sure that linux guru gets it.
configure zimbra on ubuntu 8.04
i am having knowledge of postfix which i had configured on ubuntu 8.04. now i want to configure zimbra on test server using same distro i.e ubuntu 8.04. is it mandatary to make DNS in zimbra. and if yes than how to create local dns as i am not having any static ip.i will be using my dyndns account.
Write back and tell me what other characteristics you think define a Linux Guru.