Olivier Van Acker
"My background: I'm a programmer, a systems engineer and I used to give IT training. I have been using Unix-based operating systems since 1995.
asks: "Since I started working at my current job a year ago I've installed on average one (Gentoo) Linux machine a month. Included are developer desktop machines, development servers, router/firewall, web servers, video server, MPEG encoders, etc. (It's a platform for interactive television). Since I'm the only one who is able to maintain them I want to train two of my colleagues. I've got three days dedicated time, three computers to work with and they are both Linux/Open source newbies (A technician and a programmer). What should this crash course include, what is the best learning method and what resources are available online?"
My list so far:
Linux system Installation
General Linux system administration
Web server configuration
Video server administration
History of Unix and Linux
Philosophy of open source software"