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Old 11-08-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
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Linux in a Windows World

For the longest time the only OS I've ever used was windows. I started with good old DOS, and have worked my way up to XP. Currently, I work as a windows server admin for a rather large company. My current reslonsibilities are for the 55 windows 2003 servers, and 1,500 workstations with almost 2,000 users.

What is funny about all of this is, I don't use windows to administer my network. I use linux... Granted I still have a windows box for small things, but I primaraly use my linux box.

Currently I use smbmount, rdesktop, mozilla, a variety of kde apps, and several bash command line programs.

So my question is, are their any other windows admins that admin their network from a linux box? If you do, what do you use on your linux box to make windows admin tasks easier?
Old 11-10-2005, 08:04 PM   #2
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I use Linux alot... I use all the tools that you use. Sometimes there are things that I can't do so I use my VMWARE workstation... Work awesome!
Old 10-13-2006, 02:48 AM   #3
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This is probably a bit obvious but i'll suggest looking at Sourceforge
which never cesses to amaze me at the range of programs that ppl have made.

I don't really do any real mangeing of servers but I use linux for all my LAMPs and my clusters. btw I love the quote
Linux, it really kicks the windows glass.


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