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Portuguese to English: Linux Administration / Administração Linux General field: Tech/Engineering Detailed field: Computers: Software
Source text - Portuguese [...] After releasing my first book, Linux for Beginners, readers kept telling me, "I love Linux! It opened up a whole new world for me and I want to learn even more." Some even wanted to turn their newfound passion into a career as a Linux professional. "What's next?" they would ask.
I would point them to one of my courses or suggest they take a Linux system administration class. "That's great, but what book should I read next? What book would be a great companion to a Linux administration course?" I didn't have a good answer for them.
Most of the books on Linux system administration, as great as they are, are simply outdated. They all seem to come from a time when Linux more closely resembled Unix. Even recently released books didn't cover the fundamental shift in how system services are started and managed on modern Linux systems. [...]
Translation - English Após publicar o meu primeiro livro, Linux para Iniciantes, não paravam de me dizer: "Eu adoro o Linux! Abriu as portas de um mundo inteiramente novo para mim e agora quero aprender ainda mais." Alguns quiseram mesmo tornar a sua nova paixão, numa carreira como profissional Linux. "E agora?" - perguntaram eles.
Eu indicava-os para um dos meus cursos, ou sugeria que frequentassem algumas aulas, sobre administração de sistemas Linux. "Isso é fantástico, mas que livro devo ler eu em seguida? Que livro seria uma grande mais-valia para um curso de administração de sistemas Linux?" Eu não tinha uma resposta concreta para eles.
A maioria dos livros que abordam o tema da administração de sistemas Linux, alguns deles excelentes, estão pura e simplesmente desatualizados. Parecem, todos eles, saídos de um tempo em que o Linux mais se parecia com o Unix. Mesmo os livros publicados recentemente, não cobrem a mudança fundamental, na forma em que os serviços do sistema são iniciados e geridos nos sistemas Linux modernos. [...]
Other - Escola Secundária Abel Salazar
Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at ProZ.com: Jun 2016.
Hello! I'm Nuno Machado, 29 years old, from Porto, Portugal.
I am quite new to the translation world. My skills range from a nearly native English, to a proficient level of Spanish, as well my native language, Portuguese, in both written and spoken forms. I have translated, on an amateur basis, many texts and articles for my colleagues, friends and family.
On some day jobs i've had, i was required to speak to natives of the following languages, fluently and on a permanent basis:
I have contributed to the translation of some applications for the GNU/Linux operative system as a volunteer, and i wish to continue in the translation path, this time, as a freelance professional translator.
I will apply to University next year, in Applied Linguistics
I consider my skills innate, as i have learned English by myself, since i was a boy, i could hear words in English and without any effort of mine, automatically, would pop up in my mind the equivalent in Portuguese.
As time gone by, i tried to learn as much as possible, culminating next year, to my application to FLUP (University of Porto) in Applied Linguistics.
It will be a pleasure to work with you, to have the chance to achieve success together and to be able to improve and expand further my linguistic capabilities.
Looking forward for your contact, wish you the best on your endeavors.