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Distribution: Slackware / Debian / *Ubuntu / Opensuse / Solaris uname: Brian Cooney
As a beta tester of windows 2003 server, I found it to be a very nice os.... I used it as a server and testing platform, and for *cough* gaming :P
It didnt have any issues I couldnt deal with in a few minutes, and it is designed so a complete retard can work it. The first thing it does is ask you what services you want to use and walk you threw setting them up.
Not very challanging, easy to use, and it can turn anybody who can read some help files into a effective admin in a few hours.
but whats the point? It really doesnt do much that 2k server doesnt to (besides being even more retard-proof). At first it seems faster, but once you enable services it starts to slow down to about the same speed. It seems really fast when you first boot up and use it because (for once) ms disables the un-needed services by default, and lets you pick what you turn on.
So am I still using it now that the beta is over? even thou i have a perfectly usable copy sitting here? no :P Linux is much more fun.... true, its a major pain in the ass somtimes, but with windows, the learning curve is so gentle that it doesnt callange you. Linux has so much more to offer in tearms of learning exp. than any windows os ever has. A linux admin might know anything about windows, but Im sure if he/she actually commited time to it they would be discusted at how easy it is to administer. Its almoast not worth learning, bc its so easy anybody can do it.
If you want an easy life, and a simple setup, go with windows. Im not going to bash its stability, bc I too have had windows machines running for months on end. However, if you really want to learn, and get your hands dirty, linux is alot more fun. And as an added benifit, it really is a more powerful platform thatn windows in tearms of scalabiltiy. There is alot of shit linux can do that windows cant even touch... not nessesarily all of it is applicable to you, but its there non the less.
If I hear one more commercial about "Becomming Microsoft Certified" before the end of the day, im going to smash sombodys radio. in 10 years, there are going to be more MSCE certs than dollar bills in circulation, at least in this area. Its only a matter of time before the buisness world realises that MSCE carries no more weight than just knowing how to read, and understanding the stupid windows feature (actually, its a good feature when it has the right info) called Help.
so, the actual question i believe was something along the lines of:
how do i setup sendmail to allow relaying based on a username and password?
does anyone have an answer for this? for those windows fans, that's what my desktop is and i'm not ashamed. for the linux fans out there, god i love the penguin. still, this is linuxquestions.org not linuxdebates.zoo or somesuch. any helpful pointers? thanks for any help you can offer.
Sorry to be obvious, but "I'm a pretty experienced administrator
with lotus domino, win2k/NT" doesn't mean squat.
I'm a pretty experienced Solaris/AIX/Linux/HPUX/IRIX and
win2k/NT administrator, and that doesn't account for squat either.
If you are expecting to be able to setup a system that is
completlely different in every way to the one you are used to
quickly you are deluding yourself.
You should spend time familarising yourself with the system and
not think it will be easy.
It is far more reliable and cheaper than Windows, but you must
be able to fully understand the system as with all OS's.
An experienced admin would know this, computers all come with a cost somewhere along the time, whether it be time or money.
Be patient and take your time, once you understand where you've gone wrong, next time someone asks it will be _so_ much easier.