I've been an NT Administrator for about five years now. Ever since the original Windows NT 3.1.
I've been playing with Linux for the last couple weeks and have to say that I am quite impressed!
I had toyed around with an old distro about 3 years ago, but couldn't get it installed (Back before Linux supported ATAPI CDROM drives) so gave up then.
About 6 months ago I toyed with RedHat 5.1. Got it working, but couldn't figure out how to do much with it other than run Netscape. So I just ignored it.
However, I finally got RedHat/Mandrake 6.0 over the weekend - with KDE and other fun toys! Much much much better! KDE with the 'Assimilated' theme is just way cool!
However, I've done quite a bit more than just toy with KDE and downloading themes. Yes, I'm still at the "Advanced Beginner" stage, so don't beat me up too much!
Anyway, I thought I'd keep my notes here, so that anyone coming from the NT world can perhaps gain some value from my learnings, strugglings, and mistakes! If you are experienced with Linux, you'll probably just smirk in disgust at some of my newbie-ish stuff. But hey, we all have to start somewhere! :) If you are one of the more advanced people, and you see a better way to do something I am bumbling along with, then PLEASE join in and let me know the erring of my ways! By the same token, if you are also an NT-moving-to-Linux person, whether shorter or longer down the road, join in and learn, and contribute your adventures to the benefit of us all!
Maybe I'll master this Linux stuff so well that I'll some day take my MessageBase
software that this is based on, and convert it from NT/IIS/ASP/VBScript-based, to something Linux-based. (Actually what I would find the most challenging is to create a dual-platform system like maybe the web server on Apache/Linux and the database on NT/SQL or something along those lines. Or IIS with the data on a Linux DB...)
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