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RE: [K12OSN] Windows 2000 Server to Linux Migration

I have thought the same thing about linux books and docs. There is a lot of
for new guys and even more for advanced. But it is very hard to find what
you need or that discribes what you need to do in an easy way to understand.

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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
> something.
> 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.
> Petre
> 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 â?¢ 127 E. 4th St. â?¢ Bethlehem, PA 18015
> > (610) 868-2621 â?¢ santiagon holyi org <mailto:santiagon holyi org>  â?¢
> > http://nick.holyi.org/
> >
> >
> >
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