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    Re: Which *nix distro

    In fact they might well be cheaper, as they haven't got to repay the loan taken out to pay the high fees for their MCSE courses. (I speak from experience here, the £2500 that I spent doing mine was money that, in hindsight, I'd rather have spent elsewhere).
    Er no. Supply and demand dear boy. There's lots of MCSE's floating about. There's precious few Linux admins. Expect to pay 25k+ for one.

    If you want an admin who's able to intergrate Linux and Windows together in a sensible fashion, add another 10k.

    Feel free to send me job offers.

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    Re: Which *nix distro

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Er no. Supply and demand dear boy. There's lots of MCSE's floating about. There's precious few Linux admins. Expect to pay 25k+ for one.

    If you want an admin who's able to intergrate Linux and Windows together in a sensible fashion, add another 10k.

    Feel free to send me job offers.
    LOL

    And are you also hoping that the reversion to Windows costs will be prohibitive for BSF

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    Bah, time to ask for a pay rise :P

    Windows, Linux (only server side though), Macs (getting there). I can build a Netware network too as I've spent a few years with that. SANs and ESX too. I'll get the network fully managed soon after another couple of years to finish the complete rebuild from old cat 5 to Fibre and procurve.

    So much to do, so little time :|

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    And are you also hoping that the reversion to Windows costs will be prohibitive for BSF
    That and the Citrix.

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    Re: Which *nix distro

    Geoff - would you use Slackware Distro to run on servers or debian? I've used a few slackware versions from as early as 2002 but is debian better/easier?

    Wes

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    If limited to choosing between those two, I would use Debian. However if given free choice I would use Ubuntu.

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    Geoff's getting to old to tinker with 'expert' distros

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    Re: Which *nix distro

    Perhaps he is just waiting for a spare E10000 to turn up so he can play with proper flavours.

    Then again ... we haven't even got into the *really* interesting discussions.

    What do *you* prefer?

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    Well as you ask Tony, it has to be EMACS. vi is just masochism. By contrast EMACS has LISP goodness which is for brainy people, sort of like how watching French movies makes you an intellectual.

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    Pah, vi rocks!!

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    Yep ... I'm a vi persn too ... ever since I saw Star Wars episode VI: Return of the Jedi ... if vi is good enough for Jedi it is good enough for me!

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    Re: Which *nix distro

    I use nano.

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    I've actually used vi when I was doing code maintenance for QAD Europe's MFG/Pro packages I think it ran over a terminal client patched into HPUX (You should have seen the size of the server lol I'm 6'3 and I couldn't see over the top of it ) Good olds days. I tend to use 'joe' now though.

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    Re: Which *nix distro

    Returning back to the topic

    I finally got round to trying Ubuntu. It's OK I suppose though Gnome is starting to get on my nerves (Dapper Kubuntu hadn't been released on cover mount at the time).

    My real quandry is whether I should also try one of the major RPM distros.
    I've been a user of Debian variants either on Live-CD or HDD.

    If it wasnt for certfication by big boy hardware and app/DB vendors is there much to recommend running RedHat or SuSe?

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    Re: Which *nix distro

    I quite like Gnome personally. I believe Kbunutu is avalible now if you prefer KDE though. Even if it isn't, there's nothing stopping you installing KDE on Ubuntu yourself. Just apt-get the packages.

    I dislike RPM based distros. They all have an unfortunate tendency to result in dependency hell. APT based systems such as Ubuntu and Debian seem to suffer a lot less from this. I'm unsure if it's down to technical differences in the package mangement systems or theres better quality control and testing by the relevant developers.

    Some comercial software is specifcally crafted so it only supports one Linux distro. Typically this is Redhat Enterprise. If you have such software and don't fancy shelling out a load of cash then use CentOS. It's entirely compatible.

    Suse is nice. I used to use it back when it was on v6.x. I don't know what Novell has done to it lately.

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