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Old 04-12-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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Windows User Wanting to Learn Linux


My plan is to read and follow along with the 2012 version of the Linux Bible so my learning process will be structured. I do have some questions that when I try to use Google, the answers are beyond my skill set due to all the unfamiliar terminology.

At my small office, there is a Windows Small Business Server & about 10 Window 7 Ultimate under the domain. It is set up to use roaming profiles - someone can go to any computer, log in with their username/password and it would have the same personalized settings for their account. Windows 7 Ultimate is able to have the display language changed on the fly once the language pack has been installed.

Is it possible to accomplish the same things with Linux? If so, what would be the best suited distro?
 
Old 04-12-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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My plan is to read and follow along with the 2012 version of the Linux Bible so my learning process will be structured. I do have some questions that when I try to use Google, the answers are beyond my skill set due to all the unfamiliar terminology.

At my small office, there is a Windows Small Business Server & about 10 Window 7 Ultimate under the domain. It is set up to use roaming profiles - someone can go to any computer, log in with their username/password and it would have the same personalized settings for their account. Windows 7 Ultimate is able to have the display language changed on the fly once the language pack has been installed.

Is it possible to accomplish the same things with Linux? If so, what would be the best suited distro?
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Yes you can. You can replace Windows Small Business Server with any server-distro like Redhat, Debian etc. just install samba and assign role as Domain Controller.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 01:25 PM   #3
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Though there may be a slight learning curve, What you would like to accomplish is certainly achievable. Most distros are able to be configured to do this. If you are using the Linux Bible as your introductory text, I believe it will start a good foundation in Redhat, Fedora , and CentOS. All of these distros would be good choices to do what you have described.
Hit us up as you have questions along the way and Have Fun!

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Old 04-12-2014, 02:05 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

I'm sure that I'll have plenty of questions as time passes
 
  


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