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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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3 Responses

  1. dragonmouth says:

    If you do not know programming then you are incapable of being a sysadmin.

    I just finished re-reading your article “6 Reasons Why Linux is Better Than Windows”. With the exception of Reason #6 – ToS, all others demand that you know programming.

    1. Free and Open Source
    If you do not know programming, you will not understand the code you are examining.

    2. Stability and Reliability
    If you do not know programming, you will not know know how to modify system configuration.

    3. Security
    See # 2

    4. Flexibility
    If you do not know programming, you will not know how to perform any of the tasks you list under this point.

    5. Hardware Support
    If you do not programming, you will not how to change the hardware config files to properly optimize it.

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Yes, this is correct. Programming and system administration now go hand in hand. Many thanks for the feedback.

      • dragonmouth says:

        Programming and system administration have ALWAYS gone together going back to the days of the ENIAC. In fact, system programming/administration came before application programming.

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