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Re: [K12OSN] Windows 2000 Server to Linux Migration
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- Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Windows 2000 Server to Linux Migration
- Date: Wed Jul 23 19:44:01 2003
On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, Petre Scheie wrote:
> Just some book opinions that may or may not be relevant to you:
> Red Hat: I've been looking for a good RH-specific book for years and
> have yet to find one. What I want is a book that covers, for example,
I've been looking for a mid level book, there seem to be books for
newbies, and there are a lot of books for the guru's but what about the
person in between ??? got a good system up and running and able to use it
with few problems, but if I want to tweek it or trouble shoot I can read
something that I understand but doesn't go anywhere as far as I need, or a
book so over my head that I don't even understand the language...
> Red Hat 8, particularly the tools, graphical or otherwise, that version
> 8 provides. Unfortunately, most books on RH are so generic that they
> only cover stuff that would be relevant to any Linux distro, without
> giving me anything on the particular strengths of RH8. I believe Sybex
> has a book out for RH9; I think I glanced at it in the store, but don't
> recall being amazed, so it may be no better than the others.
> Apache: Amazingly, I don't own an Apache book. I've always been able
> to figure out my problems using the docs at apache.org.
> Sendmail: I own the O'Reilly book, and while it's comprehensive,
> sendmail is so flexible, it's rather overwhelming. I don't know if
> there are any other books on it.
> MySQL: Get the O'Reilly book.
> PHP4: (This is the real reason I started this message). I started
> digging into PHP a few months ago. In looking for a book on it, I
> narrowed it down to the O'Reilly and Wrox's "Beginning PHP", finally
> settling on the Wrox book. But now I'm wishing I'd gotten the O'Reilly.
> The Wrox book is really good for absolute beginners, and the reason I
> grabbed it is that it had a section that addressed the problem I had at
> hand at the moment. However, I've been doing Perl for some years, to
> which PHP is similar, and have found that the Wrox book moves too
> slowly, too incrementally for my taste, and am trying to figure out how
> to get my employer to pay for the O'Reilly book. The Wrox book is good,
> it's just at a different pace than I need right now. So, depending on
> your background, the Wrox may be better. Or not.
> Samba: You didn't specifically mention this, but I'll throw out my
> opinion anyway. The O'Reilly book is good (and the contents of it are
> available online I believe), but over the years I've found the "Samba
> Unleashed" (by Sams?) to be a better resource when I'm trying to fix
> Again, these are just my experiences. Everyone is different, so these
> opinions may not be relevant to you.
> BTW, check into Webmin, which allows you to configure the Linux box
> using a web browser. It may make the transition easier if you're used
> to doing everything from a graphical tool.
> Santiago, Nicholas wrote:
> > Dear colleagues,
> > Perhaps some of you may be of assistance. I am trying to find a decent
> > resource for a partial migration from Windows2000 Server to more
> > open-source platforms and programs.
> > There are a number of reasons for our switch, the primary one being the
> > ridiculous licensing fees for many things. I only say a partial
> > migration because at this point I am extremely comfortable with
> > Windows2000 Server, and plan to keep the Exchange Server 2000 in place,
> > as the entire staff is comfortable with Outlook and the groupware as-is.
> > My main plans are to utilize Red Hat 9, Apache, Sendmail (for tech staff
> > only), MySQL, and PHP4. Can anyone think of any good true beginner
> > resources, or resources for a switch from WindowsNT/2000 or Novell to
> > Linux?
> > Thanks in advance for your help!
> > Nick
> > --
> > Nicholas Santiago
> > Coordinator of Network and Communications Technologies
> > Holy Infancy School • 127 E. 4th St. • Bethlehem, PA 18015
> > (610) 868-2621 • santiagon holyi org <mailto:santiagon holyi org> •
> > http://nick.holyi.org/
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