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I have been interested in linux for a while but I just got around to installing debian at home for the first time because I just got a new job where I may have to install linux and set up web servers. Since I just installed it and I have never used it before I really know nothing about available applications. In the past I have used windows and mac os to do graphics, video, programming, gaming, music, math, internet etc. What are some of the best must have programs for linux? Anybody have any recommendations?
Sorry to burst your bubble, happy for you about the job, however, What kind of company would hire someone to install and maintain there Linux based web servers with no actual linux exp...??? Puzzling at best...
All I can say is good luck and we will try to help because we will probably be seeing a lot of you...
My job really is just to write php, and create databases with mysql. Other developers have told me that they have actually set up and installed linux webservers so I just want to catch up in case down the road they ask me if I can do something like that. The engineers usually take care of it, but I hate being ignorant of what goes on around me, especially very close around me. Also, everyone I talked to that uses linux loves it, so I thought It would not hurt to replace windows on one of my computers.
But like I said before, I probably will never be asked to set up any servers. As for seeing me a lot on the forum, you are probably right because I don't know anything about linux. I have searched the internet for learning resources and I have found a ton of great info, but I love being able to ask experts questions directly and get quick responses.