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Old 05-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy Benefit of Linux (Fedora) in a corporate organization? Seeking advice on system administration.


hi every one..please take me out from this trouble.

Actually i am working with an corporation and due to liciencing problem they migrete there pc into fedora system. i am working before as a windows admin and now i have to become linuc admin..my problem starts when my manager stricly orderd me to find out how can this linux be more benifitial for our orgnisation..i have to find out guys other wise i loose my job

Note - I allready insatlled samba server for file sharing...please give me some advices friends and save my job...

Plz Help...
 
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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If you dont know how to use google, you don't deserve to keep your job.
These are commonly asked questions, and pretty much every forum is riddled with the same questions, seek and you shall find.
 
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!

Fedora is very well-documented in a number of languages: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/index.html

A good start toward keeping your job is to install Fedora on a spare computer, read the documentation, and experiment with the concepts (on your spare computer, so you are not testing new concepts on a production machine). Good luck!

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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Good grief!!!

OK--so your assignment is to find out how Linux can be beneficial to your organization.

This is easy--all you have to do is tell us a few things:
--type of company--e.g. what kinds of products and services
--# of employees
--location
--current IT infrastructure--eg # of Windows systems, Linux systems, etc., and whether they are centrally managed (as opposed to individuals installing their own SW)
--usage of computers--eg word processing, database, spreadsheet, online selling / inventory, accounting, servers, etc.
--training level of the IT staff in Linux
 
Old 05-26-2012, 10:35 AM   #5
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Please use a descriptive title for your thread excluding words like 'urgent' or 'help'. Using a proper title makes it easier for members to help you. This thread has been reported for title modification. Please do not add replies that address the thread title.
 
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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As pixellany pointed out, first you have to write down a plan: basically the question is what services the employers require for every day use? Then you have to read, read and read. As mentioned the Fedora documentation is very extensive, as well as Red Hat Documentation of which Fedora is a spin off. To quickly and effectively learn the Linux command line (shell) I suggest this (check the online or the up-to-date printed version).

Among the benefits to mention: stability, reliability, (almost) free from viruses, reduction of costs (licenses), community support. In terms of security, even if linux is immune to the majority of viruses, this does not mean it is free from other menaces or vulnerabilities. Check or ask the Linux - Security forum for a valuable support.
 
Old 05-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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Firstly, you don't want to use Fedora. It has a new version every 6 months and is only supported for a year. Get CentOS: that's a free version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (the one the big American companies use) and based on Fedora.
http://www.centos.org/

There's lots of stuff on the internet to be found by a search like "linux advantages for business":
http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.co...r-Business.htm
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...n_windows.html
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/l...es/126175.aspx
 
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #8
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If you dont know how to use google, you don't deserve to keep your job.
These are commonly asked questions, and pretty much every forum is riddled with the same questions, seek and you shall find.

yes, dear i know that thing but i am not able to find out ...
 
Old 05-26-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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Good grief!!!

OK--so your assignment is to find out how Linux can be beneficial to your organization.

This is easy--all you have to do is tell us a few things:
--type of company--e.g. what kinds of products and services
--# of employees
--location
--current IT infrastructure--eg # of Windows systems, Linux systems, etc., and whether they are centrally managed (as opposed to individuals installing their own SW)
--usage of computers--eg word processing, database, spreadsheet, online selling / inventory, accounting, servers, etc.
--training level of the IT staff in Linux
hiii...

Well its an real estate company....they have offices in 6 locations .. also number of emloyee around 400 250+ system are of fedora rest of window...usage of computer spreadsheets mails n all regular things

Please advise me some new technique
 
Old 05-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #10
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hiii...

Well its an real estate company....they have offices in 6 locations .. also number of emloyee around 400 250+ system are of fedora rest of window...usage of computer spreadsheets mails n all regular things

Please advise me some new technique
As for email, does your company use an Outlook mail server, or is it handled another way? Linux doesn't always play nice with Outlook. Good clients include Thunderbird or Evolution.

For spreadsheets and other basic office tasks, you can easily use something like OpenOffice or LibreOffice, which are open-source alternatives to Microsoft Office. For any other task your users will have to do that isn't extremely specialized, there's probably a good Linux way to do it.

As another user pointed out, Fedora is not very good for a production environment due to their fast release cycles and short end-of-support dates. A much better alternative would be a Red Hat clone (CentOS or Scientific Linux) or Debian. They'll all use basically the same software since they're all Linux, they'll just work under the hood in slightly different ways.

If you give us some more details concerning your requirements, we can help more.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #11
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As above, don't use Fedora; its RH's bleeding edge R&D distro.
Use (pay for) RHEL, which for you would be a good idea for you until you get up to speed.
This gives you 24x7 support and updates.
If you really feel you can mange without paid support, then yes, go Centos (free clone of RHEL). You'll still get SW updates.

We do need a bit more info, but in the meantime, you'd use the default free office sw that comes with RHEL (OpenOffice/LibreOffice) and you could look at Zimbra as an office integration pkg.

You'll need this link as it has ll the manuals www.linuxtopia.org; specifically this page http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion_index.html

Try googling 'linux business' & 'linux advocacy' for reasons why to use Linux.
 
  


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